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The French parlements and the crisis of the old regime

Author: Bailey Stone
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The predominant twentieth-century view of the French Revolution stresses the socioeconomic causes of this upheaval and argues that it began as an aristocratic class insurgency during 1787-88. Bailey Stone challenges this theory by showing that the parlements, the high judicial bodies that exercised the royal powers of justice, neither initiated nor sustained an aristocratic insurgency against the crown. In reality,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stone, Bailey, 1946-
French parlements and the crisis of the old regime.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1986
(OCoLC)557463720
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bailey Stone
ISBN: 0807817015 9780807817018
OCLC Number: 13095427
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 326 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
The Parlements in History and Historiography --
The Parlementaires: fudges, Gentlemen, Bons Vivants --
The Court of Peers: Political and Social Attitudes --
Provincial fudges, Politics, and the "Constitution" --
Provincial Magistrates, "Prayers," and "Fighters" --
Provincial Jurists and the Third Estate --
The Demise of the Parlements and Their World --
NOTES --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
INDEX
Responsibility: Bailey Stone.

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