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Death and the Crown: Ritual and Politics in France Before the Revolution

Anne Byrne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526143303
eISBN:
9781526150530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526143310
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In May 1774 Louis XV died, triggering a sequence of rituals unseen in fifty-nine years. This book explores how these one-in-a-reign rituals unfolded just fifteen years before the revolution. Starting ... More


The Maréchal de Castries and the Pre-Revolution

Munro Price

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/9780197265383.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The actions and writings during the pre-revolution of the maréchal de Castries, minister of the marine from 1780 to 1787, shed significant new light on the absolute monarchy at the moment of its ... More


Robert Bellarmine and the Potestas Indirecta: Continental Repercussions

Stefania Tutino

in Empire of Souls: Robert Bellarmine and the Christian Commonwealth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199740536
eISBN:
9780199894765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740536.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter focuses on France, where both James’s Oath of Allegiance and Bellarmine’s theory were vivaciously and dramatically debated, especially after the assassination of King Henri IV by a ... More


Louis XIV and the Parlements: The Assertion of Royal Authority

John J. Hurt

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062353
eISBN:
9781781700372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062353.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This study examines the political and economic relationship between Louis XIV and the parlements of France, the parlement of Paris and all the provincial tribunals. It explains how the king managed ... More


Fleury's Repression and the Interventions of the Parlement

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 2: The Religion of the People and the Politics of Religion

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270041
eISBN:
9780191600692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270046.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Between 1730, when Unigenitus was declared ‘a law of Church and State’, and his death in 1743, cardinal Fleury broke the power of Jansenism within the French clergy by the use of ecclesiastical ... More


The Notables' Demand for Institutional Checks

John Hardman

in Overture to Revolution: The 1787 Assembly of Notables and the Crisis of France's Old Regime

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585779
eISBN:
9780191595325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585779.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

With the fall of Calonne, the Notables moved from defence to attack. Taking it as given that Calonne had squandered millions, they sought institutional restraints on the king to prevent the ... More


The Slow Development of the System

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The opposition by the Parliament and the financiers to Law's proposals presented a strong political bloc that made if difficult for Law to develop his ideas at the policy level.


Slavery in France The Problem and Early Responses

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In this chapter, the attitude toward slavery in France is discussed. The government was not completely consistent in its application of the Freedom Principle. A new law was drafted to deal with the ... More


The Impact of the Declaration of 1738: Nantes, La Rochelle, and Paris

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The impact of the Declaration of December 15, 1738 is presented in this chapter. It was discussed that when masters neglected to complete the required formalities, such as registration of their ... More


Notions of Race in the Eighteenth Century

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In 1759, the Parlement of Paris made a decision that established the status of slaves who sued for their freedom within the jurisdiction of this court and, consequently, the Admiralty Courts within ... More


Crisis: Blacks in the Capital, 1762

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The Declaration of 1738 stayed unregistered by the Parlement of Paris and the Admiralty Court of France. The Admiralty clerk duly recorded the declarations of slave owners who brought their slaves to ... More


The Police des Noirs, 1776–1777

Sue Peabody

in ‘There Are No Slaves in France’: The Political Culture of Race and Slavery in the Ancien Régime

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195101980
eISBN:
9780199854448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101980.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Louis XVI issued the third and final major piece of legislation regulating the entry of black subjects to the kingdom of France on August 9, 1777, known as the Police des Noirs. This royal ... More


Sequels

John J. Hurt

in Louis XIV and the Parlements: The Assertion of Royal Authority

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062353
eISBN:
9781781700372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062353.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter sketches the state of affairs during which the regent Philippe d'Orléans suppressed the last traces of dissidence in the Parlement of Rennes, kept his thumb on the Parlement of Paris and ... More


The funeral of Louis XV, July 1774

Anne Byrne

in Death and the Crown: Ritual and Politics in France Before the Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526143303
eISBN:
9781526150530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526143310.00008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The transition of power from Louis XV to Louis XVI took place against a background of unresolved political tension over the Maupeou Coup. The funeral of Louis XV in July 1774 required the attendance ... More


The lit de justice of November 1774

Anne Byrne

in Death and the Crown: Ritual and Politics in France Before the Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526143303
eISBN:
9781526150530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526143310.00009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides a new insight into the recall of the parlement of Paris, a key moment in the early reign of Louis XVI. Ceremonial considerations played a significant part in the timing and ... More


From Liberalism to Liberty: Natural Rights in the French Enlightenment

Dan Edelstein

in On the Spirit of Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226588988
eISBN:
9780226589039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589039.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

In France, with the exception of the exiled Huguenots, natural rights were rarely discussed before 1750. Even then, their revival at the hands of the philosophes was slow and weak. Stylistically, the ... More


Punishing the Parlements: Exile, Disgrace, and Judicial Politics

Julian Swann

in Exile, Imprisonment, or Death: The Politics of Disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198788690
eISBN:
9780191830778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788690.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The power to disgrace was not limited to individuals and it formed an essential part of the king’s strategy for managing the great corporations of the realm. The episcopate, cities, and provincial ... More


The Christian Commonwealth (ii): Disintegration

Francis Oakley

in The Mortgage of the Past: Reshaping the Ancient Political Inheritance (1050-1300)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300176339
eISBN:
9780300183504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300176339.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter begins by presenting an account by William Hundleby written by a nonpartisan eyewitness less than three weeks after the event at Anagni. Although the account is dramatic and striking in ... More


Mazarin’s Fall

David Parrott

in 1652: The Cardinal, the Prince, and the Crisis of the 'Fronde'

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198797463
eISBN:
9780191838828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797463.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Military History

The chapter examines the crisis of authority that had emerged in early 1650 between cardinal Mazarin and Condé, and provides a character assessment of the two protagonists. Mazarin’s decision to ... More


Justification and Theory of the Death Penalty at the Parlement of Paris in the Late Middle Ages

Claude Gauvard

in War, Government and Power in Late Medieval France

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236955
eISBN:
9781846314421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236955.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines whether the crown of France used the courts to extend its authority during the late medieval period, focusing on the application of the death penalty by the Parlement of Paris. ... More


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