Old Regime France, 1648-1788 / Edition 1

Old Regime France, 1648-1788 / Edition 1

by William Doyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198731299

ISBN-13: 9780198731290

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The years between the Fronde and the French Revolution were the longest period of calm in French history. For much of it, France dominated the international scene in Europe and made efforts to achieve a comparable role in the wider world. Meanwhile, French cultural achievements set standards imitated everywhere. This volume, bringing together an international team

Overview

The years between the Fronde and the French Revolution were the longest period of calm in French history. For much of it, France dominated the international scene in Europe and made efforts to achieve a comparable role in the wider world. Meanwhile, French cultural achievements set standards imitated everywhere. This volume, bringing together an international team of contributors, surveys the full variety of the period on its own terms rather than as a mere prelude to later revolutionary upheavals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198731290
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Series:
Short Oxford History of France Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
923,952
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, William Doyle
1. The economy, Joel Felix
2. Society, Gail Bossenga
3. Culture and religion, David A. Bell
4. France overseas, Gillian Thompson and Pierre Boulle
5. The state and political culture, Julian Swann
6. Politics: Louis XIV, William Doyle
7. Politics: Louis XV, Julian Swann
8. Politics: Louis XIV, Munro Price
Conclusion, William Doyle
Further Reading
Chronology
Maps

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