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Provincial power and absolute monarchy : the Estates General of Burgundy, 1661-1790

Author: Julian Swann
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: New studies in European history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the first book in English to study the history of the Estates General of Burgundy during the classic period of absolute monarchy. It sheds new light on the government of Louis XIV, the history of Burgundy and the wider political history of eighteenth-century France.
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Swann, Julian.
Provincial power and absolute monarchy.
Cambridge, U.K. : New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2003
(DLC) 2002041543
(OCoLC)51223536
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Swann
ISBN: 0511062737 9780511062735 0511121504 9780511121500 0511071191 9780511071195
OCLC Number: 57256341
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 460 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Figures; Appendices; Map; Preface; Abbreviations; CHAPTER 1 Historians, absolute monarchy and the provincial estates; CHAPTER 2 Ancien régime Burgundy; CHAPTER 3 The Estates General of Burgundy; CHAPTER 4 Nosseigneurs les élus and the officers of the Estates; CHAPTER 5 The provincial administration: authority and enforcement; CHAPTER 6 'It's raining taxes'. Paying for the Sun King, 1661-1715; CHAPTER 7 Provincial administration in an age of iron, 1661-1715.
Series Title: New studies in European history.
Responsibility: Julian Swann.

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