Order into Chaos

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The new executive team appointed after the pacification phase consisted of Administrator-Prefect Eugene Nardon and Governor General Jean-Andoche Junot, replaced by Maréchal Pérignon in September 1806. Tasked to bring order into what senior imperial officials considered unnecessary chaos caused by Moreau’s incompetence, Nardon, Junot and Pérignon set in motion vigorous assimilationist policies that covered all areas of life—law and order, conscription, taxation and the economy, educational and cultural institutions. This holistic programme clashed with local strategies of accepting, modifying or subverting the French agenda. An analysis of the reasoning behind local choices shows how Parma’s residents grappled with the intertwined reformist and exploitative sides of Napoleonic rule.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWar, Culture and Society, 1750-1850
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages32
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameWar, Culture and Society, 1750-1850
ISSN (Print)2634-6699
ISSN (Electronic)2634-6702


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