Classes, Estates and Order in Early-Modern Brittany

Classes, Estates and Order in Early-Modern Brittany

by James B. Collins
     
 

This book uses the Breton experience to address two fundamental historiographical issues: the meaning of absolutism and the nature of early modern French society. Drawing on economic, social, and institutional approaches. Professor Collins develops an integrated analysis of state-building in France. See more details below

Overview

This book uses the Breton experience to address two fundamental historiographical issues: the meaning of absolutism and the nature of early modern French society. Drawing on economic, social, and institutional approaches. Professor Collins develops an integrated analysis of state-building in France.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521533140
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/30/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of abbreviations
Glossary of French terms
Introduction1
1The Breton economy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries30
2Elements of Breton society71
3Institutional structures of political control - financial and judicial organization108
4The estates of Brittany and the crown, 1532-1626154
5The estates of Brittany and the crown, 1626-1675187
6The burden of Breton taxation229
7The problem of order249
Conclusion271
Appendix289
Bibliography292
Index309

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