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Absolutism and Society in Seventeenth-Century France : State Power and Provincial Aristocracy in Languedoc - 89 edition

Absolutism and Society in Seventeenth-Century France : State Power and Provincial Aristocracy in Languedoc (ISBN10: 0521367824; ISBN13: 9780521367820)
ISBN13: 978-0521367820
ISBN10: 0521367824

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0521263092
ISBN10: 0521263093

Summary: Why was Louis XIV successful in pacifying the same aristocrats who had been troublesome for Richelieu and Mazarin? What role did absolutism play in reinforcing or changing the traditional social system in seventeenth-century France? This analysis of the provincial reality of absolutism argues that the answers to these questions lie in the relationship between the regional aristocracy and the crown. Starting with a critical examination of current approaches to state a
nd society by institutional, social 'Annales,' and Marxist historians, the author calls for a new class analysis based on the findings of all these schools.
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Summary: Why was Louis XIV successful in pacifying the same aristocrats who had been troublesome for Richelieu and Mazarin? What role did absolutism play in reinforcing or changing the traditional social system in seventeenth-century France? This analysis of the provincial reality of absolutism argues that the answers to these questions lie in the relationship between the regional aristocracy and the crown. Starting with a critical examination of current approaches to state and society by institutional, social 'Annales,' and Marxist historians, the author calls for a new class analysis based on the findings of all these schools. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 89
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year Published: 1989
International: No

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