Old Regime France, 1648-1788 / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198731290
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Series: Short Oxford History of France Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 860,532
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

William Doyle has been Professor of Historical Studies at the University of Bristol since 1986, and is a Fellow of the British Academy. He is author of Origins of the French Revolution (3rd edition, 1999), The Oxford History of the French Revolution (1989), Venality. The Sale of Offices in eighteenth century France (1996), and Jansenism (2000).

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface
List of Contributors
Introduction 1
1 The economy 7
2 Society 42
3 Culture and religion 78
4 France overseas 105
5 The state and political culture 139
6 Politics: Louis XIV 169
7 Politics: Louis XV 195
8 Politics: Louis XVI 223
9 Conclusion 249
Index 269
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