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The crisis of the absolute monarchy : France from old regime to Revolution

Author: Julian Swann
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2013.
Series: British Academy.<London>.; Proceedings of the British Academy
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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This book brings together an international team of scholars from Britain, France and North America to examine the causes of the breakdown of the absolute monarchy in eighteenth-century France and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Named Person: Louis, King of France; Jacques Necker; William Doyle; Louis, King of France; Jacques Necker
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Swann
ISBN: 0197265383 9780197265383
OCLC Number: 843472752
Description: XIV, 337 Seiten.
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy ; 2. How, and how not, to use the concept of crisis in the reign of Louis XVI ; 3. The End of a Golden Age or the Implosion of a False Absolutism? The Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia from Absolutism to Revolution, 1685-1814 ; 4. From servant of the king to "idol of the nation": The breakdown of personal monarchy in Louis XVI's France ; 5. The marechal de Castries and the pre-revolution ; 6. The problem with Necker's Compte Rendu au Roi (1781) ; 7. Necker and aristocratic constitutionalism: the British connection ; 8. The Culture of War in Europe, 1750-1815 ; 9. The Austrian Alliance, the Seven Years' War, and the Emergence of a French 'National' Foreign Policy, 1756-1790 ; 10. A Model of Conduct from the Age of Chivalry?: Honour, International Decline and the End of the Bourbon Monarchy ; 11. Franco-British naval rivalry and the crisis of the monarchy (1759-1789) ; 12. 'Complaints Lost in the Wind'. French India and the Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: a Global Dimension? ; 13. The Maison militaire du Roi and the disintegration of the Old Regime ; 14. The crisis of the nobility at the twilight of the monarchy ; 15. The making of a bourgeois identity? Urban histories and their historians in eighteenth-century France ; 16. William 'Bill' Doyle and the Origins of the French Revolution
Series Title: British Academy.<London>.; Proceedings of the British Academy
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