Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Napoleon Bonaparte and Mining Rights

Napoleon Bonaparte and Mining Rights in France

"...The modern French Mining Code is longer and has grown more complex, but it is essentially based on this 1810 law. Two centuries later, anyone operating or hoping to operate a mine in France must follow rules that were primarily designed to ensure that Napoleonís armies would have the resources to fight his wars."

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2013/12/napoleon-bonaparte-and-mining-rights-in-france/?loclr=bloglaw