Jean-Marc Lafon: L’Andalousie et Napoléon. Contre-insurrection, collaboration et résistances dans le midi de l’Espagne (1808-1812) (Andalusia and Napoleon: counter-insurgency, collaboration and resistance in the South of Spain)

2007LafonAndalousieIn the summer of 1808, Andalusia is at the forefront of the uprising against the French occupation and the scene of continued violence: clandestine or official violence, fighting, looting, destruction or atrocities committed upon French soldiers … Yet just two years later, there is triumphant welcome for Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain. How was such a change possible? Through this thorough and detailed study, the result of a thesis for which the author received a grant from the Fondation Napoléon in 2001, Jean-Marc Lafon shows how the military responsibilities have been able to implement a targeted policy to avoid repeating the mistakes of the Vendée war.

Paris: Editions of the Fondation Napoléon – Nouveau Monde Editions, 2007, SeriesÉtudes, 590 pages.

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