Synopses & Reviews
This book provides the first serious look at the origins and development of the role of soldier-policemen: the gendarmeries of nineteenth-century Europe. Looking at how the model was first developed in France and then exported across Europe, Emsley argues that gendarmes played a significant role in establishing the state, particularly in rural areas.
The history of policing has been the subject of much interest and research. This text provides an academic exploration of the origins and development of the role of soldier-policemen - the gendarmeries of 19th-century Europe - examining how and why the model came to be exported from France.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -283) and index.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Coming of the Gendarmes
2. The most useful corps for the nation: The marechaussee
3. Gendarmes and the Revolution
4. Gendarmes in Napoleonic France
Part 2: France: Consolidation
5. The Gendarmerie and the Restoration
6. Gendarmes and the July Monarchy
7. Gendarmes Imperial and Republican
Part 3: Europe: Spreading the Model
8. Policing Rural Europe before Napoleon
9. Gendarmes across the Empire
10. Gendarmes beyond the Empire
11. Variations: Carabinieri
12. Variations: Landjagers and Gendarmes
13. Variations: The Habsburg Lands
14. Variations: Elsewhere
15. 'The man praising order'