The coup d’état of 18 Brumaire

Period : Directory / 1st Empire
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On the coup d’état of 18 Brumaire

Godechot, J., “The coup d’état of Brumaire (November 1799)”, in The Cambridge Modern History, vol. IX, Cambridge C.U.P., 1965, pp. 294-295.

Goodspeed, D. J., Bayonets at St. Cloud. The Story of the 18 Brumaire, New York: Rupert Hart Davis, 1964, pp. 192.

——————, Napoleon’s Eighty Days, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965, pp. 192.

Mayer, J. P., The Impact of the 18th Brumaire, 1932 (Reprinted New York, Arno Press, 1979), pp. 466.

Morton, J. B., Brumaire, the Rise of Bonaparte: A Study of French History from the Death of Robespierre to the Establishment of the Consulate, London, T.W. Laurie, 1948 (Reprinted New York Plainview, 1976), pp. 288, esp. pp. 225-270.

Treacy, M. F., The Eighteenth and Nineteenth of Brumaire (November 8 and 9), 1799: A Brief Account of the Coup d’Etat Where by Napoleon Boneparte [sic] Made Himself First Consul of France, Series-WRI HUM, v. 1 issue 3 [Silver City, New Mexico]: Western New Mexico University, 1968.

On the Directory and the Consulate

Fisher, J., The Elysian Fields: France in Ferment, 1789-1804, London, Cassell, 1966, pp. 261.

Godechot, J., “The Directory”, “The Consulate: Bonaparte; institutions and legislation”, and “From Consulate to Empire” in The Cambridge Modern History, vol. IX, Cambridge C.U.P., 1965, pp. 286-294, 295-299, and 299-302.

Lefebvre, G., The Directory, New York: Vintage Books, 1964 (trans. of Le Directoire, Paris: Colin 19461, 19502, 19583, pp. 199, New ed. 1971, pp. 185.

Lyons, M., France under the Directory, New York: C.U.P., 1975, pp. 259.

———–, Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution, Basingstoke and London, 1994.

Sydenham, M. J., The First French Republic 1792-1804, Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1973, pp. 360.

Woloch, I., The New Regime: Transformations of the French Civic Order, 1789-1820s, New York, 1994, pp. 536.

Fundamental Napoleonic Bibliographical Works

Caldwell, R. J., The Era of the French Revolution: A Bibliography of the History of Western Civilization, 1789-1799, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York and London, 1985, 2 vols.

—————, The Era of Napoleon: A Bibliography of the History of Western Civilization, 1799-1815, Garland Publishing, Inc., New York and London, 1991, 2 vols.

Meyer, J. A., An Annotated Bibliography of the Napoleonic Era: Recent Publications, 1945-1985, Bibliographies and Indexes in World History, Number 8, Greenwood Press, New York, Westport Connecticut, London, 1987.

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