An international scholarly online history journal on First and Second Empire subjects: articles, bibliographies, book reviews, in english and in french

Delve deeper into Napoleonic history here in our section on the history of the two empires. Alongside a section for those just starting, there are many articles, images with commentary, close-ups and special dossiers for the serious Napoleonic enthusiast.

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A close-up on: the promulgation of the French Code Civil, 21 March 1804


<i>Le Code Civil des Français 1804 © Fondation Napoléon</i>

Le Code Civil des Français 1804 © Fondation Napoléon

Comprising 36 laws and 2,281 articles, arranged in three parts consecrated to people, goods and property, written in a clear and concise style so as to avoid any ambiguity, the Code civil was "a body of laws designed to direct and fix social, familial and commercial relations betwen men of the same city".



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