Privilege and the Politics of Taxation in Eighteenth-Century France: Liberté, Egalité, Fiscalité

Privilege and the Politics of Taxation in Eighteenth-Century France: Liberté, Egalité, Fiscalité

by Michael Kwass
     
 

This book, first published in 2000, offers a lucid interpretation of the Ancien Régime and the origins of the French Revolution.See more details below

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This book, first published in 2000, offers a lucid interpretation of the Ancien Régime and the origins of the French Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521771498
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: why taxes?; Part I. Reassessing Privilege: 1. The economy of privilege and the challenge of universal taxation; 2. A kingdom of taxpayers; Part II. The Politics of Taxation and the Language of Dispute: 3. Petitioning for 'justice': tax disputes in the administrative sphere; 4. Taking 'liberty' to the public: tax disputes in the institutional sphere; 5. Taxation, Enlightenment and the printed word: debate in the literary sphere; Part III. From Resistance to Revolution: 6. Turning taxpayers into citizens: reform, revolution and the birth of modern political representation; Conclusion: liberté, égalité, fiscalité; Select bibliography; Index.

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