The Ancien Regime: A History of France 1610 - 1774 / Edition 1

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This is a story of brilliance, order and sophistication, of supreme confidence and great achievement - that begins in uncertainty and ends in iconoclasm.

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"This volume, which includes a helpful chronological table and glossary, will be the standard history of France for years to come. The Ancien Regime is definitely the richest and most satisfying account of the political history of Bourbon France available in English." Reviews in History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631211969
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/12/1999
  • Series: History of France Series, #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 596
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.49 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

List of Tables and Graphs.

1. Temperate Monarchy in its Last Incarnation.

Part I: Absolutism in its True Grandeur:.

2. Reason of State and its Irrationalities.

3. France and the Fronde: the Age of Anne of Austria and Mazarin.

4. The Snake and the Sun.

5. Gallican Extremism.

6. Spain in the Heart.

Part II: Flexible and Adaptable: The New Absolutism:.

7. The Overture.

8. A Debonnaire Hercules.

9. Reaction and Retraction.

10. Public Opinion's First Successes.

11. Order, Authority, Realm.


Appendix 1: Chronological Table.

Appendix 2: Statistical Tables.




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