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  1. Papers are published in English but may be published in the language in which they are presented.
  2. The maximum length of the paper, including notes, is limited to twenty-five (25) double-spaced manuscript pages for featured speakers and fifteen (15) double-spaced manuscript pages for all others. A charge of $12.00 per page over fifteen double-spaced manuscript pages will be assessed the author and no paper over twenty double-spaced manuscript pages will be published. Commentaries should be limited to five (5) double-spaced manuscript pages.
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Style Sheet

  1. With minor exceptions, we follow the 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. See Chapter 17, pp.485-510 for detailed instructions on acceptable note citations.
  2. Omit publisher’s name and “p.” or “pp.” except where needed for clarity.
  3. Use Roman numerals to designate volume number, but use Arabic numerals for journal volumes. (See below)
  4. Use abbreviated references in the second and subsequent citations of a work. If they are in sequence “Ibid.” should be used.
  5. Do not underline Latin abbreviations.
  6. Use “passim” only after inclusive page numbers indicating a reasonable stretch of text or after a reference to a chapter, part, etc.
  7. Use “idem” only when several works by the same author are cited within one note.
  8. Avoid use of “f.” and “ff.” and other unusual abbreviations.
  9. Do not use “ob.cit.” or “loc.cit.” Use an abbreviated reference instead.
  10. Use English terms, not French ones, for bibliographic details. I.e. “vol.” not “tome.”
  11. In notes and references do not use “cf.” (compare) when you mean, “see.” “Cf.” is appropriate only when you really mean “compare.”
  12. Dates should be in format day, month, year. I.e. 16 July 1971.
  13. Please note the correct format for the Correspondence of Napoleon and Wellington as well as the archival citations.

A. Published Materials


Donald D. Horward, Napoleon and Iberia: The Twin Sieges of Ciudad Rodrigo and Almeida, 1810, 2nd ed. (Gainesville, FL, 1984), 80.

Horward, Twin Sieges, 80S185, 249S317.

Multi-volume Books:

Ramsay W. Phipps, The Armies of the First French Republic and the Rise of the Marshals of Napoleon I (Oxford, 1969), I, 141.

Phipps, Armies, I, 141.

Multi-Volume Works in Series:

Peter F. Sugar, Southeastern Europe under Ottoman Rule, 1354-1804, vol. 2 of A History of East Central Europe, gen. eds., Peter F. Sugar and Donald Treadgold (Seattle and London, 1977), 146.

Sugar, Southeastern Europe, 146.


Donald D. Horward, “Wellington’s Peninsular Strategy, Portugal, and the Lines of Torres Vedras.” Portuguese Studies Review II (1992-93): 46S59.

Horward, “Wellington’s Peninsular Strategy,” 44.

Articles in Books:

Giles Gunn, “Interdisciplinary Studies,” in Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures, ed. Joseph Gibaldi (N.Y.: The Modern Language Association of America, 1992), 239-261.

Giles, “Interdisciplinary Studies,” 239-261.

Napoleon’s Correspondence:

Bonaparte to Executive Directory, 8 June 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte, Correspondance de Napoléon Ier publiée par ordre de l’Empereur Napoléon III (Paris, 1858-1869), No. 587, I, 461S63.

Napoleon to Clarke, 19 September 1810, Correspondance de Napoléon Ier, No. 16923, XXI, 127.

Wellington’s Dispatches:

Wellington to Liverpool, 28 March 1810, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, The Dispatches of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington (London, 1838), V, 604-06.

Wellington to Liverpool, 28 March 1810, Wellington’s Dispatches, V, 604-06.

B. Archival Sources

Public Records Office:

Hookham Frere to Lord Hawkesbury, 1 April 1802, Great Britain, Public Record Office, London, MSS (hereafter PRO), Foreign Office [hereafter FO], Portugal, 63/39.

Fitzgerald to Lord Hawkesbury, 25 September 1804, PRO, FO, 63/40.

British Library:

Grenville to Thomas Grenville, 15 June 1797, British Library, London [hereafter BL], Thomas Grenville Papers, Add. MSS. 51852.

Grenville to Thomas Grenville, 15 June 1797, BL, Thomas Grenville Papers, Add. MSS. 51852.

Archives de la guerre:

Augereau to Dugommier, 28 germinal an II (17 April 1794), France, Archives de la guerre, Service historique de l’armée de la terre, Château de Vincennes, MSS, [hereafter Service historique], Correspondance: Armée des Pyrénées-Orientales, Registre de correspondence du général Augereau, Carton B4 140.

Augereau to Schérer, 26 prairial an III (14 June 1795), Service historique, Correspondance: Armée des Pyrénées-Orientales, Carton B4 142.

Archives Nationales:

France, Archives Nationales, AF IV, MSS, Carton 1311, dossier 1807, “Tableau des domaines dont Sa Majesté a disposé par décret du 30 juin 1807,” Ordre No 4.

Dom João to Bonaparte, 23 May 1803, Archives Nationales, AF IV, Carton 1689, dossier 2.

Archives Étrangéres:

Lannes to Talleyrand, 14 November 1801, France, Archives Diplomatiques, Ministére des Affaires Étrangéres, [hereafter Affaires Étrangéres], Correspondance politique: Portugal, MSS, vol. 122.

Souza to Talleyrand, 1 September 1802, Affaires Étrangéres, Correspondance politique: Portugal, vol. 123.

Wellington Papers:

Wellington to Stewart, 7 February 1810, Wellington Papers, University of Southampton, [hereafter WP], No. 11304.

Wellington to Stewart, 7 February 1810, WP, No. 11304.