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Provincial assemblies and the revolutionary challenge to patrimonialism

Stephen Miller

in Feudalism, Venality, and Revolution: Provincial Assemblies in Late-Old Regime France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526148377
eISBN:
9781526158352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148384.00009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In this chapter, I question how it came to pass that wealthy commoners with vested interests in the Old Regime, through the ownership of offices, led a revolution against it in 1789. Venal officers ... More


Feudalism, Venality, and Revolution: Provincial Assemblies in Late-Old Regime France

Stephen Miller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526148377
eISBN:
9781526158352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526148384
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Feudalism, venality, and revolution is about the political and social order revealed by the monarchy’s most ambitious effort to reform its institutions, the introduction of participatory assemblies ... More


Why This Time and Place?

Neil Kenny

in Born to Write: Literary Families and Social Hierarchy in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198852391
eISBN:
9780191886850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852391.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

From about the late fifteenth century onwards, literature and learning acquired increased importance for the social position of noble and elite-commoner families in France. One reason is the ... More


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