These pages contain articles and documents on the French government
and the legislation, laws, and decrees enacted in France between 1792
the Liberal Evolution of the Napoleonic Tradition in General Charles
Laddick, Jason R.
Note: This paper won the Best General History Award in the 2004 Napoleon Series
Charles de Gaulle and the Napoleonic Tradition
The Civil Code (The Code Napoleon)
A collection of articles and documents on the Civil Code, including
a copy of the code in English!
Decrees on Trade 1793-1810
The laws designed to wage economic warfare against the British. This
paper won the "Best of the Series" Award in the 2003 Napoleon
Series Writing Contest! This is the highest award given!
The Penal Code of 1810
Transcribed by Tom Holmberg
The laws of the French Empire!
The Finances of France
Transcribed, with notes, by Tom Holmberg
A contemporary view of the financial state of the French Republic.
France's Council of State
How the French government was set up under Napoleon.
French Ducal Order
of Precedence: Restoration Chamber of Peers List (4 June 1814)
The French Nobility
Government Ministers of
A list of the Government Ministers of France during the Napoleonic
These pages contain translations of the constitutions and
other select documents enacted or issued from the coup d'état
Brumaire to the second abdication.
How different history would have been if Napoleon had only
been able to curb his opportunistic urges and take a realistic view
of his predicament in February 1814.
beyond its original perversion’: Fouquier-Tinville and the Tribunal
A look at the revolutionary tribunals.
Peers Removed from
the Chamber on 24 July 1815 by King Louis XVIII
The King's revenge against those who sided with Napoleon.
The Revolutionary Calendar was officially in use from 22 September,
1793 (1st Vendémiaire of year II) till the end of 1805 (11. Ventôse
(December 3, 1812)
Rodieck, Veron. Translation by John Voltmer
The Bulletin the Emperor wrote at Molodetschino, Russia on December
3, 1812, two days before he left the Grande Armée to rush to