Peasants and King in Burgundy: Agrarian Foundations of French Absolutism

Peasants and King in Burgundy: Agrarian Foundations of French Absolutism

by Hilton L. Root

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520057203
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 01/28/1987
Series: California Series on Social Choice and Political Economy
Pages: 290

About the Author


Hilton L. Root is Bers Professor of Social Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviationsxi
Introduction: The State, the Peasantry, and the Revolution1
1.Louis XIV Builds a Peasant Kingdom22
2.A Bureaucratic State in the Making45
3.Village Assemblies and the General Will66
4.The Politics of Agriculture105
5.Challenging the Seigneurie: Community and Contention on the Eve of the Revolution155
6.The Limits of Reform205
7.Financing the French Revolution234
Bibliography243
Index261

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