Examines the emergence and the development of the fonction publique at the local level and investigates the way in which the revolution impacted local government in the Bas-Languedoc. This work demonstrates the changes which occurred both at the institutional and in relation to individuals.
1 Introduction; 2 The Ancien Regime and Reformed Local Government in the Bas-Languedoc; 3 The Organisation of Local Bureaucracy under the Assemblee Nationale Constituante and the Assemblee Legislative: the Constitutional Monarchy 1790-2; 5 Thermidor and its Aftermath prior to the Constitution of the Year III (Enacted August 1795); 6 The Constitution of the Year III and the Directory; 7 Administrative Stability and the Constitution of the Year VIII; 8 Conclusion; Appendix: Specimen Career Trajectories; Bibliography; A. Primary Sources; B. Secondary Sources; General Index; People Index; Place Index.