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If the king only knew : seditious speech in the Reign of Louis XV

Author: Lisa Jane Graham
Publisher: Charlottesville ; London : University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the conflicting attitudes of 18th-century French subjects toward royal authority. It examines cases of seditious speech in police files, demonstrating how the premodern virtue of loyalty  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Archival resources
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Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France; Louis, roi de France
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Jane Graham
ISBN: 0813919274 9780813919270
OCLC Number: 42296412
Description: xi, 324 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Loyalty, Sedition, and Royal Authority --
1. Police, Crime, and Public Order in Enlightenment Paris --
2. Fiction and Authority in the Tanastes Affair --
3. The Lioness and the Ant: Antoine Allegre's Fable of Despotic Rule --
4. The Imagery of Regicide in the Mind of Auguste Claude Tavernier --
5. Staging Loyalty: A Criminal Performance by Paul Rene de Truch de La Chaux --
6. "A King of Beggars": Pierre Denis de La Rivoire's Critique of Absolutism --
Conclusion: The King Never Dies.
Responsibility: Lisa Jane Graham.

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