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This month’s book:

NAPOLEON I , Correspondance Générale de Napoléon Bonaparte. Volume 10. Un Grand Empire: March 1810 - March 1811.

Description: Volume 10 of the Correspondance Générale de Napoléon Bonaparte covers what Thiers called “a quiet year” in the history of the Empire, the period from March 1810 to March 1811. Its editors, Annie Jourdan, professor at the University of Amsterdam, and Michel Roucaud, of the Service Historique de la Défense, have shone their spotlight on some 3,214 letters. The imperial missives, which come from the main French and European archival centres, are accompanied by appendices and maps that reveal the enormity of the work accomplished by Napoleon during these thirteen months.
Read Annie Jourdan's introduction to the volume here (in English).
The body of 3,214 letters is annotated and completed with the following contents:

Preface, by Patrice Guenniffey
Introduction, by Annie Jourdan
Napoleon's Correspondence, March 1810–March 1811
Catalogue of letters cited, location unknown
Study, “L'instrument du règne: Le domaine extraordinaire,” by Pierre Branda
   Measurements and money 
   Napoleon I's “pays réservés”
   - The French Empire divided into 130 departments
   - The military divisions (1810)
   - Communication routes in 1810–1811
   - The Balkans in 1810
   - The Iberian Peninsula (January–June 1810)
   - The Iberian Peninsula (July 1810–March 1811)
  Timeline, March 1810–March 1811, by Irène Delage
Manuscript sources and bibliographies
Index of names
Index of place names

Available from 19 November, 2014.

Place and publisher: Paris: Fayard

Date of publication: 2014

Number of pages: 1,600

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