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A Concise History of the French Post Office

From Its Origins to the Present Time

by Muriel Le Roux (Volume editor) Sébastien Richez (Volume editor) Eugène Vaillé (Author)
Edited Collection 336 Pages

Summary

This edition is the first synthesis published in English, dealing with the general history of the postal services or the Post Office, in France, from the origins to the present time gathering different studies.
Two early books written by one of the first historian of the postal Ancient Regime and promotor of the French postal museum in Paris, Eugène Vaillé, had already founded a large part of the French historiography about the postal issue:Histoire des postes françaises jusqu'à la Révolution (Presses universitaires de France, 1946), Histoire des postes françaises depuis la Révolution (Presses universitaires de France, 1947).
Then, a recent collective work, directed by Muriel Le Roux, historian at the CNRS and Sébastien Richez, historian at the comité pour l’histoire de La Poste, studies the contemporary history of this French administration, transformed in a public company in 1991: Brève histoire de la Poste en France depuis 1945(PIE Peter Lang, 2016).
 
These texts have been translated by Kenneth BERRY for Vaillé, and Georgina BANFIELD for those edited by Le Roux and Richez.

Table Of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the editors
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • First Part – The History of the French Postal Service to the Revolution
  • Introduction
  • The Earliest Postal Service and the Gallo-Roman Mail
  • Postal Service in The Middle Ages
  • Post and Courier Services from Louis XI to Henri III
  • The Postal Service under Henri IV
  • The Post during the Reign of Louis XIII and the System of Offices in Postal Operations from 1630 to 1665
  • The Postal Service under Louvois
  • The Postal Farm and the Pajot-Rouillé Group (1691-1738)
  • The Organisation and Operations of the Postal Farm in the 18th Century
  • The Postal Farm and the Grimoud-Thiroux Group (1738-1770)
  • Postal Service from 1770 to 1789
  • The “petites postes” or Small Post Offices
  • Conclusion
  • Second Part – The History of the French Postal Service since the Revolution
  • Introduction
  • Postal Service during the Revolution and State Control
  • Postal Service during the Consulat and the Empire and Napoleonic Postal Policy
  • Postal Service during the Restoration and the End of Rural Isolation (1815-1830)
  • The Post During the July Monarchy and the Intervention of the Railroad and Packets in Transportations
  • Postal Service During the Second Republic and the Creation of the Postage Stamp
  • Postal Service during the Second Empire and the Extension of Means of Transportation by Steamer
  • Postal Service during the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune
  • Postal Service during the Third Republic from 1871 to 1914 and the Development of Ancillary Services
  • Postal Service during the First World War (1914-1918)
  • Postal Service between the Wars (1919-1939)
  • Conclusion
  • Third Part – Brief History of the French Post Office since 1945
  • Introduction (Muriel Le Roux / Sébastien Richez)
  • The French Post Office and the State (David Chauraud)
  • Organisation, Missions and Servicesof the French Post Office (Laurence Morgana)
  • Postal Workers (Marie Cartier)
  • The French Post Office as a Social Laboratory (Bruno Mahouche)
  • The French Post Office: A Mediator (Sébastien Richez)
  • The French Post Office and Technical Developments (Bruno Mahouche)
  • The French Post Office: A Major Multimodal Carrier (Camille Henri)
  • The French Post Office and its Territories (Sébastien Richez)
  • The French Post Office, European Integration and Globalisation (Léonard Laborie)
  • At the Crossroads between Reform, Change and Strategy: the French Post Office in the 21st Century (Muriel Le Roux)
  • The Authors
  • Series index

Muriel Le Roux, Sébastien Richez (eds.)
&
Eugène Vaillé

A Concise History
of the French Post Office

From Its Origins to the Present Time

Translation: Ken Berry and Georgina Banfield

History of Post Offices and Communications

Exchanges and Territories

Vol. 10

À propos des directeurs de la publication

Muriel Le Roux is senior researcher at the CNRS, at the Institute for Modern and Contemporary History CNRS-École normale supérieure-Paris 1 (France). Specialist in the history of science, technology and business, she has been responsible for coordinating the scientific programmes of the Comité pour l’histoire de La Poste for many years.

With a PhD in contemporary history, Sébastien Richez is an historian of the Comité pour l’histoire de La Poste. He is studying the societal acculturation of the French Post office.

Eugène Vaillé (1875-1959) was the first academic historian of the French Post Office, in the middle of the 20th century, and the first curator or the French postal museum.

À propos du livre

This edition is the first synthesis published in English, dealing with the general history of the postal services or the Post Office, in France, from the origins to the present time gathering different studies. Two early books written by one of the first historian of the postal Ancient Regime and promotor of the French postal museum in Paris, Eugène Vaillé, had already founded a large part of the French historiography about the postal issue: Histoire des postes françaises jusqu’à la Révolution (1946), and Histoire des postes françaises depuis la Révolution (1947).

A recent collective work, directed by Muriel Le Roux, historian at the CNRS and Sébastien Richez, historian at the Comité pour l’histoire de La Poste, studies the contemporary history of this French administration, transformed in a public company in 1991: Brève histoire de la Poste en France depuis 1945 (P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2016).

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Contents

Foreword

First Part – The History of the French Postal Service to the Revolution

Eugène Vaillé / Translation: Ken Berry

Introduction

The Earliest Postal Service and the Gallo-Roman Mail

Postal Service in The Middle Ages

Post and Courier Services from Louis XI to Henri III

The Postal Service under Henri IV

The Post during the Reign of Louis XIII and the System of Offices in Postal Operations from 1630 to 1665

The Postal Service under Louvois

The Postal Farm and the Pajot-Rouillé Group (1691-1738)

The Organisation and Operations of the Postal Farm in the 18th Century

The Postal Farm and the Grimoud-Thiroux Group (1738-1770)

Postal Service from 1770 to 1789

The “petites postes” or Small Post Offices

Conclusion ←7 | 8→

Second Part – The History of the French Postal Service since the Revolution

Eugène Vaillé / Translation: Ken Berry

Introduction

Postal Service during the Revolution and State Control

Postal Service during the Consulat and the Empire and Napoleonic Postal Policy

Postal Service during the Restoration and the End of Rural Isolation (1815-1830)

The Post During the July Monarchy and the Intervention of the Railroad and Packets in Transportations

Postal Service During the Second Republic and the Creation of the Postage Stamp

Postal Service during the Second Empire and the Extension of Means of Transportation by Steamer

Postal Service during the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune

Postal Service during the Third Republic from 1871 to 1914 and the Development of Ancillary Services

Postal Service during the First World War (1914-1918)

Postal Service between the Wars (1919-1939)

Conclusion ←8 | 9→

Third Part – Brief History of the French Post Office since 1945

Muriel Le Roux & Sébastien Richez / Translation: Georgina Banfield

Introduction

Muriel Le Roux and Sébastien Richez

The French Post Office and the State

David Chauraud

Organisation, Missions and Services of the French Post Office

Laurence Morgana

Postal Workers

Marie Cartier

The French Post Office as a Social Laboratory

Bruno Mahouche

The French Post Office: A Mediator

Sébastien Richez

The French Post Office and Technical Developments

Bruno Mahouche

The French Post Office: A Major Multimodal Carrier

Camille Henri

The French Post Office and its Territories

Sébastien Richez

The French Post Office, European Integration and Globalisation

Léonard Laborie

At the Crossroads between Reform, Change and Strategy: the French Post Office in the 21st Century

Muriel Le Roux

The Authors ←9 | 10→ ←10 | 11→

Foreword

This edition is the first synthesis published in English, dealing with the general history of the postal services or the Post Office, in France, from the origins to the present time gathering different studies.

Two early books written by one of the first historian of the postal Ancient Regime and promotor of the French postal museum in Paris, Eugène Vaillé, had already founded a large part of the French historiography about the postal issue:

Details

Pages
336
ISBN (PDF)
9782807607972
ISBN (ePUB)
9782807607989
ISBN (MOBI)
9782807607996
ISBN (Softcover)
9782807607965
Language
English
Publication date
2018 (June)
Published
Bruxelles, Bern, Berlin, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2018. 329 p.

Biographical notes

Muriel Le Roux (Volume editor) Sébastien Richez (Volume editor) Eugène Vaillé (Author)

Muriel Le Roux is senior researcher at the CNRS, at the Institute for Modern and Contemporary History CNRS-École normale supérieure-Paris 1, (France). Specialist in the history of science, technology and business, she has been responsible for coordinating the scientific programmes of the Comité pour l’histoire de La Poste for many years. With a PhD in contemporary history, Sébastien Richez is an historian of the Comité pour l’histoire de La Poste. He is studying the societal acculturation of the French Post office. Eugène Vaillé the first academic historian of the French Post Office, in the middle of the 20th century, and the first curator or the French postal museum. I died in 1959.

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