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France Before 1789

Author : Jon Elster
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"France before 1789 presents the main features of the prodigiously complex social system of the ancien regime which proceeded the French Revolution. In doing so Jon Elster goes beyond formal institutions to show how they worked in practice. He draws on a host of examples and contemporary texts to illuminate the perverse and sometimes pathological effects of this system and seeks to provide a detailed analysis of the political institutions that undergirded it. Whereas Tocqueville, in his famous analysis of the ancient regime, wanted to understand the old regime as a prelude to revolution, Elster views it as a prelude to constitution-making prompted by and intended to resolve these perversities. He views these as overlapping, yet important enough to render distinct. In addition to defending a particular set of substantive propositions about the conditions which led to the Constituent Assembly, Elster argues for a specific methodological approach to history, which emphasizes supplementing the historian's craft with approaches from the social sciences. Ultimately, he does not claim to answer the historians' questions better than they do. But he does aspire to ask and sometimes answer questions that historians have not formulated in order to better understand one of the most significant examples of collective decision-making history offers us"--

France Before the Revolution

Author : J. H. Shennan
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This fully revised second edition takes account of historical work produced during the last decade. Covering the period between Louis XIV's death in 1715 and the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, it discusses: * France's accomplishments in international affairs, commercial expansion, and intellectual and artistic life * the significance of long-term political, social and economic forces in causing the Revolution * how the changing perception of government, from one of divine-right kingship towards the idea of a national enterprise, ultimately undermined the old regime.

The State of France Before the Revolution of 1789

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
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The book I now publish is not a history of the French Revolution; that history has been written with too much success for me to attempt to write it again. This volume is a study on the Revolution. The French people made, in 1789, the greatest effort which was ever attempted by any nation to cut, so to speak, their destiny in halves, and to separate by an abyss that which they had heretofore been from that which they sought to become hereafter. For this purpose, they took all sorts of precautions to carry nothing of their past with them into their new condition; they submitted to every species of constraint in order to fashion themselves otherwise than their fathers were; they neglected nothing which could efface their identity.

On the State of Society in France Before the Revolution of 1789

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
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The French Revolution 1789 1814 and climate change

Author : Bogdan Góralski
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 Before the French Revolution, western Europe shifted south because the earth's coating was shifting so that North America simultaneously traveled to the North. North America's wandering in the North direction marks in the worsening of climate before the moment of the outbreak of a civil war in the US in 1864. The Civil war was probably caused by crop failures in the northern states of the United States what was the cause of the war with the fertile states on the South of the US, which had a better climate for the crop vegetation. During the French Revolution, the climate zone with winter rainfall and dry summer found itself above France, i.e., France had to move deeply into the zone between 50-30 degrees of latitude. In July 1789, heavy rains during the harvest destroyed the crops and led to famine in Paris, which caused the outbreak of the revolution. From 1860, the area of France wandered north and is now at latitude 48 ° 51 '52.9776' 'N

The Equitable Remedies of the French Chancery Before 1789

Author : John Philip Dawson
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The State of Society in France Before the Revolution of 1789

Author : Alexis De Tocqueville
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"L'Ancien Régime et la Révolution (The Old Regime and the Revolution, or, as translated here, The State of Society in France Before the Revolution of 1789) is a 1856 work by Alexis de Tocqueville. One of the major historical works on French society before the Revolution, de Tocqueville goes into detail about the events and forces that led to the Revolution."

The World of the French Revolution

Author : Robert R Palmer
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This book examines the European world before 1789, recounts the history of the revolution in France itself and then explores its monumental impact on European society. The book focusses on the causes of this impact and discusses the levels of thinking, communication, social, political, and economic conditions in France at the time, which combined to make the revolution possible and which were similar to those developments elsewhere in Europe.

The State of Society in France before the Revolution of 1789 and the Causes which led to that Event

Author : Alexis de Tocqueville
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Reproduction of the original: The State of Society in France before the Revolution of 1789 and the Causes which led to that Event by Alexis de Tocqueville

Becoming a Revolutionary

Author : Timothy Tackett
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Here Timothy Tackett tests some of the diverse explanations of the origins of the French Revolution by examining the psychological itineraries of the individuals who launched it--the deputies of the Estates General and the National Assembly. Based on a wide variety of sources, notably the letters and diaries of over a hundred deputies, the book assesses their collective biographies and their cultural and political experience before and after 1789. In the face of the current "revisionist" orthodoxy, it argues that members of the Third Estate differed dramatically from the Nobility in wealth, status, and culture. Virtually all deputies were familiar with some elements of the Enlightenment, yet little evidence can be found before the Revolution of a coherent oppositional "ideology" or "discourse." Far from the inexperienced ideologues depicted by the revisionists, the Third Estate deputies emerge as practical men, more attracted to law, history, and science than to abstract philosophy. Insofar as they received advance instruction in the possibility of extensive reform, it came less from reading books than from involvement in municipal and regional politics and from the actions and decrees of the monarchy itself. Before their arrival in Versailles, few deputies envisioned changes that could be construed as "Revolutionary." Such new ideas emerged primarily in the process of the Assembly itself and continued to develop, in many cases, throughout the first year of the Revolution. Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

A History of the French Revolution

Author : Henry Morse Stephens
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The Road to 1789

Author : Nora Temple
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The subject of the origins of the French Revolution is one of the most important and controversial themes in European history. This fresh critical appraisal begins with a masterly exposition and assessment of recent scholarly debate on the subject, followed by a lucid analysis, supported by documentary evidence, of the multiple stresses which undermined the Old Regime. The author concludes that a revolution was unavoidable because the Old Regime was incapable of reforming fundamental defects in its political structures, but it was the contingent circumstances of 1788-9 that made the Revolution unexpectedly radical.

The Best Books

Author : William Swan Sonnenschein
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Inventing the French Revolution

Author : Keith Michael Baker
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In this volume, Keith Baker, arguably the leading expert writing in English on the ideological origins of the French Revolution, collects together a range of his essays on this subject published in journals in recent years. The essays include historiographical studies of the treatment of the topic by French and other historians as well as important case studies on the political vocabularies characteristic of the ancien régime and the revolutionary periods. The result is a substantial and unified set of studies on one of the central themes in modern European history.

The Great Demarcation

Author : Ben Weider Eminent Scholar and Director of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution Rafe Blaufarb
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What does it mean to own something? What sorts of things can be owned, and what cannot? How does one relinquish ownership? What are the boundaries between private and public property? Over the course of a decade, the French Revolution grappled with these questions. Punctuated by false starts, contingencies, and unexpected results, this process laid the foundations of the Napoleonic Code and modern notions of property. As Rafe Blaufarb demonstrates in this ambitious work, the French Revolution remade the system of property-holding that had existed in France before 1789. The revolutionary changes aimed at two fundamental goals: the removal of formal public power from the sphere of property and the excision of property from the realm of sovereignty. The revolutionaries accomplished these two aims by abolishing privately-owned forms of power, such as jurisdictional lordship and venal public office, and by dismantling the Crown domain, thus making the state purely sovereign. This brought about a Great Demarcation: a radical distinction between property and power from which flowed the critical distinctions between the political and the social, state and society, sovereignty and ownership, the public and private. It destroyed the conceptual basis of the Old Regime, laid the foundation of France's new constitutional order, and crystallized modern ways of thinking about polities and societies. By tracing how the French Revolution created a new legal and institutional reality, The Great Demarcation shows how the revolutionary transformation of Old Regime property helped inaugurate political modernity

The French Revolution 1789 94

Author : John D. Clare
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The French Revolution is an essential and unique Key Stage 3 resource for teaching and learning about the issues and events that characterise France before and after revolution. It never lets go of the period's story, providing innovative and exciting opportunities to examine the Big Picture and Investigate particular topics. This foundation edition is designed for use with lower attainers and promotes literacy as well as knowledge and understanding.

The Origins of Contemporary France The modern r gime

Author : Hippolyte Taine
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France Under Mazarin

Author : James Breck Perkins
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The Study of History in Germany and France

Author : Paul Frédéricq
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History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815

Author : Archibald Alison
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