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Bureaucrats and Bourgeois Society

Office Politics and Individual Credit in France 1789-1848 (War)

R. Kingston


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Between 1789 and 1848, clerks modified their occupational practices, responding to political scrutiny and state-administration reforms. Ralph Kingston examines the lives and influence of bureaucrats inside and outside the office as they helped define nineteenth-century bourgeois social capital, ideals of emulation, honour, and masculinity.

Palgrave MacMillan, 9780230304314, 237pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2012

About the Author

RALPH KINGSTON is an assistant professor of History at Auburn University, USA. He previously held positions at Trinity College Dublin, and as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at University College London. His article, The Bricks and Mortar of Revolutionary Administration, published in French History, was awarded the SEASECS Percy V. Adams prize.