The Leading eBooks Store Online 4,173,809 members ⚫ 1,357,844 ebooks

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Provincial Power and Absolute Monarchy

The Estates General of Burgundy, 1661–1790

Provincial Power and Absolute Monarchy by Julian Swann
Buy this eBook
US$ 62.00 US$ 55.99
(If any tax is payable it will be calculated and shown at checkout.)
This is the first book in English to study the history of the Estates General of Burgundy during the classic period of absolute monarchy. Although not a representative institution in any modern sense, the Estates were constantly engaged in a process of bargaining with the French crown, and this book examines that relationship under the Ancien Régime. Julian Swann analyses the organization, membership and powers of the Estates and explores their administration, their struggles for power with rival institutions and their relationship with the crown and with the Burgundian people. The Estates proved remarkably resilient when confronted by the challenges posed by the Bourbon monarchy, and by the reign of Louis XVI they were seemingly more powerful than ever. However the desire to protect their privileges and to extend their authority had not been accompanied by an attempt to forge a meaningful relationship with the people they claimed to serve.
Cambridge University Press; August 2003
478 pages; ISBN 9780511056406
Read online, or download in secure PDF format
Title: Provincial Power and Absolute Monarchy
Author: Julian Swann
 
ISBNs
0511056400
9780511056406
9780521827676