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The example of Old Regime France provides a source for many of the ideas about capitalism, modernization, and peasant protest that concern social scientists today. Hilton Root challenges traditional assumptions and proposes a new interpretation of the relationship between state and society.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Series:||California Series on Social Choice and Political Economy|
About the Author
Hilton L. Root is Bers Professor of Social Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The State, the Peasantry, and the Revolution||1|
|1.||Louis XIV Builds a Peasant Kingdom||22|
|2.||A Bureaucratic State in the Making||45|
|3.||Village Assemblies and the General Will||66|
|4.||The Politics of Agriculture||105|
|5.||Challenging the Seigneurie: Community and Contention on the Eve of the Revolution||155|
|6.||The Limits of Reform||205|
|7.||Financing the French Revolution||234|