The ancien regime in France

Campbell, Peter Robert (1988) The ancien regime in France. Historical association studies . Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9780631151074

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Abstract

An interpretative analysis of the ancien regime as a socio-political system.

Did the French Revolution bring about the final collapse of the Ancien Regime in France? Or did the old order endure? In this reassessment of its development and nature, Campbell focuses on the ancien regime as a system - governmental, social, economic and ideological. He re-examines the traditional view of the French monarchy as powerful and centralized, arguing instead that its power was in fact very limited, rooted in the social structure of the period, and that its relationship with the dominant social groups such as the Church and the nobility was a complex one.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DC History of France
Depositing User: Peter Campbell
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:10
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2012 09:55
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29903
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