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A social and cultural history of early modern France

Author: William Beik
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A major history of French society between the end of the Middle Ages and the Revolution.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Beik
ISBN: 0521883091 0521709563 9780521883092 9780521709569
OCLC Number: 601944169
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2009.
Description: 401 S : ill.
Contents: Introduction: France and its population; 1. Rural communities and seigneurial power; 2. Peasant life, agriculture, and social distribution; 3. Domination by the nobility; 4. City life and city people; 5. The monarchy and the new nobility; 6. Ecclesiastical power and religious faith; 7. Warfare and society; 8. Social bonds and social protests; 9. Traditional attitudes and identities; 10. Emerging identities - education and the new elite; 11. Monarchs and courtly society; 12. Aristocracy's last bloom and the forces of change; A brief synopsis of early modern French history; Genealogy of the kings of France.
Responsibility: William Beik.

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'William Beik culminates his years of scholarship with a stunning picture of the social groupings, political dynamics, beliefs and customary practices of early modern France. We look at France from Read more...

 
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