Wooing the Elites

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Enlisting the cooperation of local elites was an essential tool for achieving stability and legitimacy in any occupied territory. This chapter examines Administrator-Prefect Nardon’s systematic outreach to local upper classes by means of ‘hearts and minds’ initiatives. The focus here is on the interface between the French officials’ intentions and the local elites’ interpretations of French efforts at obtaining their cooperation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWar, Culture and Society, 1750-1850
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

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


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