Crises « politiques » et parlements : pour une micro-histoire des crises parlementaires au xviiie siècle

Campbell, Peter (2012) Crises « politiques » et parlements : pour une micro-histoire des crises parlementaires au xviiie siècle. Histoire, économie et société, 2012/1 (1). pp. 69-91. ISSN 0752-5702

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Abstract

This article explores the sources available and the methodology to study crises involving the parlements during the ancien regime. The copious sources generated by a crisis often reveal elements that are absent from longer term sources, whether institutional or ideological. Although micro-history is usually employed to study social and cultural phenomena, the technique can also be usefully applied to political history. The wide range of sources can be used to build up a very detailed and dynamic picture of the complex elements involved in a crisis between institutions. It is also possible to identify networks of information and processes of decision-making both by the ministry and the magistrates. A very different picture of governance and motivation is presented that challenges ideological interpretations. Based on primary sources.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History
D History General and Old World
H Social Sciences
J Political Science
K Law
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Depositing User: Peter Campbell
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2013 12:24
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 13:24
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43665

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