- Maneuvrier-Hervieu Paul. La Normandie dans l’économie Atlantique au 18e siècle : Production, commerce et crises. Thèse de doctorat, Histoire. Normandie Université, 2020. Link.
Resume : After the long years of the Louis XIV’s wars, the return of peace in Europe and on the seas represented the beginning of a new era in the history of Normandy. Within a few years, ports were back on the road to growth thanks to thedevelopment of the colonies and the resumption of commercial activities. The massive arrival of colonial products and in particular of the “cotton king”, brought about many changes in urban centres and countryside where spinning was booming. The development of the Atlantic economy and its importance for the Norman economy was, however, not without consequences. Even if it brought a certain ease and enabled many rural inhabitants to ensure their daily subsistence, it sealed at the same time the fate of a part of the population to the commercial activities and the vicissitudes of the textile industry, which was rapidly expanding. This dissertation relies on a quantitative and spatial analysis, with a focus on crises and subsistence riots, to study the consequences of the integration of Normandy in the Atlantic economy. Beyond a re-examination of the crisis that erupted between the Peace of Utrecht and the American War of Independence, this research focuses on two emblematic periods marked by major transformations. The signature in 1786 of the so-called Eden-Rayneval trade treaty between France and England, which put an end to the mercantilist policy in force since 1713, marked the beginning of the first period. The second is that of the crisis caused by the French Revolution, the revolt of the slaves in Saint-Domingue in 1791, and the return of the war on the seas in 1793.
Databases and Historical Atlas
Cédric Chambru & Paul Maneuvrier-Hervieu, Historical Social Conflict Database website, Link.
Resume : The Historical Social Conflict Database (HiSCoD) is designed to provide academic researcher and general public with a set of resources for analysing social conflict from the late Middle Ages to the 19th century. HiSCoD currently includes information on nearly 10,000 social conflict events.
Claude Dupuy & Paul Maneuvrier-Hervieu, Les Morts oubliés : Atlas Historique sur les soldats de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Online publication, Link.
Resume : The objective of this Atlas of “collective memory” is to make available maps and statistics relating to French soldiers who died during the Second World War.
Maneuvrier-Hervieu, Paul. « Entre Honfleur et les Antilles : les journaux de bord de la traite des esclaves », Annales de Normandie, vol. 68e année, no. 1, 2018, pp. 113-137. Link.
Resume : Since the 1960s many articles have renewed our empirical and theoretical understanding of the slave trade. However, few of these studies examined ship’s logs. Using the advances made posssible by global microhistory, this articles encourages their study by illustrating the wealth of information they contain. A detailed examination of the log of an enigmatic Honfleur expedition under a neutral flag during the American Revolution renews our understanding of the slave trade and its international dimension that linked all continents of the Atlantic world.
Maneuvrier-Hervieu Paul, « Introduction and edition of : L’Abbé de Saint-Pierre, Préservatifs contre la famine  et Police sur le pain pour éviter la famine  », under the direction of Carole Dornier, Presses Universitaires de Caen, forthcoming, 2019. Link.
Maneuvrier-Hervieu Paul. « La Révolution française vue et vécue par un villageois du Pays de Caux », Histoire & Sociétés Rurales, vol. vol. 47, no. 1, 2017, pp. 137-180. Link.
Resume : The French Revolution brought about an unprecedented upset in the daily life of the inhabitants of the countryside. However, there are extremely few writings by peasants which would allow the historian to grasp their experienced impressions and their innermost feelings. How did the peasants experience these revolutionary years? What were their feelings, their reactions, when confronted with local or national events? This paper relies on the publication of a little-known and rather mysterious source with the proposed goal of channelling the voice of a villager from Pays de Caux, through what he narrates from personal experience, and thus how he sees the events which took place under his very eyes.
Maneuvrier-Hervieu Paul, Félix Mioulet, Louise Vizier, Mali Alzire, Elie Pichon, Lucas Desbenoit, Alexandre Le Lièvre, Merwan Sabih et Mathieu Le Diagon, « Mars 1789 : les « Normands ont la parole ». La mise par écrit des cahiers de doléances », in Bulletin de la Société Historique et Archéologique de Lisieux, n°84, 2e semestre 2017. Link.
- Maneuvrier-Hervieu Paul, « Les Normands dans la « Guerre du blé » au XVIIIe siècle », Les Normands et la guerre. Actes du 49e Congrès de la Fédération des Sociétés Historiques et Archéologiques, Rouen, 15-18 octobre 2014, Textes réunis par Bernard Bodinier, Louviers, 2015, FSHAN, p. 175-183. Link.
- Maneuvrier-Hervieu Paul, « L’Amour Interdit : femmes et clercs dans le registre d’Eudes Rigaud (1248-1269) », Être Femme(s) en Normandie, Congrès de la Fédération des Sociétés historiques et Archéologiques de Normandie, Bellême, 2014, p. 469-476. Link.
“Cul-de-Sac. Patrimony, Capitalism and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue” by Paul Cheney, published in Histoire & Sociétés Rurales, n°49, 1er semestre, 2018.
“The Country People of Guernesey and their Agriculture 1640-1840” by Richard Hocart, published in Annales de Normandie, n°67, 1er semestre 2017.
“La guerre des forêts. Luttes sociales dans l’Angleterre du XVIIIe siècle” by Edward P. Thompson, published in Histoire & Sociétés Rurales, n°43, 1er semestre 2015.
“Le Grand Ferré. Premier Héros paysan” by Colette Beaune, published in Histoire & Sociétés Rurales, n°40, 2e semestre 2013, p. 182-184.