The State in Early Modern France

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 28, 1995 - History - 280 pages
This major new textbook addresses fundamental questions about the nature of the state in early modern Europe through an analysis of the most important continental state, France. Professor Collins abandons the traditional formulation of the absolute monarchy, and presents in its place a state that evolved to meet the needs of the French elites.
 

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Contents

The crucible 1620s1630s
28
The twenty years crisis 16351654
61
Louis XIV and the creation of the modern state
79
The debacle
125
A new France 1720s1750s
176
Reform renewal collapse
216
The crisis of 17871789
257
Bibliography
268
Index
275
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