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Moderation and the “Intertwining of Powers”: Jacques Necker’s Constitutionalism

Aurelian Craiutu

in A Virtue for Courageous Minds: Moderation in French Political Thought, 1748-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146768
eISBN:
9781400842421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146768.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines political moderation in the writings of Jacques Necker, with particular emphasis on his views on constitutionalism. Necker occupies a special place in the history of political ... More


Necker and Aristocratic Constitutionalism: The British Connection*

Nigel Aston

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Jacques Necker progressively advocated political values for the French monarchy that were broadly in line with those operative within a British constitutional nexus. He came to see the value of a ... More


The Problem with Necker’s Compte Rendu au roi (1781)

Joël Félix

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Despite its iconic status, Necker's Compte-rendu au roi is one of the most debated but least understood historical documents of the Ancien Regime. This chapter challenges the assumption that the ... More


Necker, the clergy and ‘patriotism’

Nigel Aston

in The End of an Élite: The French Bishops and the Coming of the Revolution 1786-1790

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202844
eISBN:
9780191675553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202844.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Jacques Necker was back in office before the fugitive Loménie de Brienne had got as far as Sens, leaving behind only effigies of himself for the vengeance of the Paris mob. Necker's close ally, ... More


Patriarchy and Abolition: Germaine de Staël

in Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves: Women Writers and French Colonial Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318467
eISBN:
9781846317828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317828.002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Germaine de Staël's complex representation of fathers in relation to slavery and abolition, focusing on her own father, Jacques Necker, who features in many of her works. In ... More


Bishops versus curés: clerical elections to the Estates-General, spring 1789

Nigel Aston

in The End of an Élite: The French Bishops and the Coming of the Revolution 1786-1790

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202844
eISBN:
9780191675553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202844.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

Jacques Necker's electoral règlement made it unlikely that the bishops would have the chance of shining at the Estates-General with ‘toutes les splendeurs de sa primauté’. The rules seemed designed ... More


The Venal Labyrinth

William Doyle

in Venality: The Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205364
eISBN:
9780191676598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205364.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The number of venal offices in France was in constant flux. Jean-Baptiste Colbert, determined to curb, and perhaps to eliminate, venality, found that in 1664 there were 45,780 offices of justice and ... More


The Approach of Peace

Andrew Stockley

in Britain and France at the Birth of America: The European Powers and the Peace Negotiations of 1782-83

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859896153
eISBN:
9781781380451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859896153.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1777, the third year of the American Revolution, Britain began to realise that the conflict with the American colonies was likely to prove long and costly, and might even end in failure. This ... More


‘Thought blew the Bastille apart’: the fall of the fortress and the revolutionary years, 1789–1815

in The Place de la Bastille: The story of a quartier

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316654
eISBN:
9781846316784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316784.004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In the late 1780s, France was mired in an economic crisis. There were plans to transfer all the inmates in the Bastille, which had become unpopular and very costly to maintain, to Vincennes. People ... More


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