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Title: Absolutism and Society in Seventeenth-century France. State Power and Provincial Aristocracy in Languedoc.
Description: Cambridge, Cambridge University press, 1989. paperback, XVIII, 375 pp.. Why was Louis XIV successful in pacifying the same aristocrats who had caused so much trouble for Richelieu and Mazarin? What role did absolutism play in reinforming or changing the traditional social system in seventeenth-century France? In this analysis of the provincial reality of absolutism, Professor Beik argues that the answers to these questions lie in the relationship between the regional aristocracy and the crown. Starting with a critical examination of current approaches to state and society by institutional, social , 'Annales', and Marxist historians, he calls for a new class analysis based on the findings of all these schools. This is the first appearance as a paperback of Professor Beik's book, which won the 1986 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize awarded by the American historical Association for the year's outstanding work in European history. ISBN: 0521367824

Keywords: histoire, Languedoc, aristocratie, taxes, aristocracy, Estates, jurisdiction, 17th century 0521367824

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- Book number: 22136

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