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State in Early Modern France / Edition 2

State in Early Modern France / Edition 2

by James B. Collins


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900521130256
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Series: New Approaches to European History Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 433
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

James B. Collins is Professor of History at Georgetown University. His previous publications include From Tribes to Nation: The Making of France, c.500-1799 (2002), The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution (2002) and Classes, Estates and Order in Early Modern Brittany (1994).

Table of Contents

List of illustrations viii

Preface to the second edition ix

Acknowledgments xxvii

Chronology of events xxix

Genealogy xxxv

Glossary xxxvii

Historical background: the growth of the French state to 1627 1

1 The crucible, 1620s-1630s 36

2 The twenty years' crisis, 1635-1654 71

3 Louis XIV: laying the foundation, 1654-1683 100

4 The debacle 152

5 The mature monarchical state 191

6 Anew France takes shape 239

7 Reform, renewal, collapse 291

8 The interregnum, 1787-1789 342

Original bibliography 359

New bibliography 366

Index 375

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