The Parlement of Paris

The Parlement of Paris

by J. H. Shennan
     
 
The Parlement was central to the growth of the monarchy of the ancient regime in France, and crucial in its downfall, becoming a focal point of opposition during the 15th and 16th centuries. This book marked a milestone in the study of this key institution, and it remains the only volume in English to cover its beginnings in the mid-13th century to its fall in 1789.

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The Parlement was central to the growth of the monarchy of the ancient regime in France, and crucial in its downfall, becoming a focal point of opposition during the 15th and 16th centuries. This book marked a milestone in the study of this key institution, and it remains the only volume in English to cover its beginnings in the mid-13th century to its fall in 1789. This edition includes a new introduction and an extensively updated bibliography.

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A revised reprint of a 1968 work (Eyre & Spottiswoode Ltd.) which examines the whole history of the Parlement. Shennan (European history, U. of Lancaster) argues that an examination of the Parlement's various roles provides the best clue to an understanding of the role of the French monarchy itself. He shows how the Parlement became a focal point of opposition to royal arbitrariness as the crown grew in power during the 15th and 16th centuries. This volume is the only one in English to offer an interpretation of the Parlement's judicial and political role from its inception in the mid-13th centuries until its fall during the 1789 revolution. Distributed by International Publishers Marketing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750918305
Publisher:
Sutton Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Pages:
365
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.30(d)

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