Crown and Nobility in Early Modern France / Edition 1 available in Paperback
The monarchy's success in raising more money from these pays d'etats depended on its ability to juggle a set of different strategies, each conceived according to the particularity of the social, political and institutional context of the province. Bohanan shows that the strategies and expedients employed by the crown varied from province to province; conceived on an individual basis, they bear the signs of ad hoc responses rather than a gradnoise plan to centralise.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction.- Nobility: Metamorphosis.- Crown: Statebuilding.- Provence: The Opportunities of Factionalism.- Dauphiné: The Potential in Class Conflict.- Brittany: The Limits of Elite Solidarity.- Conclusion.- Bibliography.- Index.
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...an especially useful book for students...fine overviews of both the period's events and recent interpretations of them.' - H-France Book Reviews