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Venality : the sale of offices in eighteenth-century France

Author: William Doyle
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In early modern France almost all posts of public responsibility could only be acquired by purchase or inheritance. This work traces the evolution and dissolution of a system which was one of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Doyle
ISBN: 0198205368 9780198205364
OCLC Number: 468825646
Notes: Bibliogr; P. 324-331. Index.
Description: XVII-343 p. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: William Doyle.
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excellent book * Times Literary Supplement * This is the first comprehensive analysis of French venality in any language and it is likely to remain the standard treatment for many years to come. Read more...

 
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