French Nobility in the Eighteenth Century, The: From Feudalism to Enlightenment

Chaussinand-Nogaret, Guy

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Éditeur
Cambridge University Press
Pages
204
Parution
mai 1985
Format
Livre broché
Langue
Anglais
Dimensions
216 × 138 × 12 cm
EAN
9780521275903
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This work argues that the traditional picture of the pre-revolutionary French nobility as a caste of intransigent reactionaries and parasites is a fabrication of revolutionary propaganda and that the nobility represented all that was most vigorous and forward-looking in 18th-century French society.
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