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The Institutions of France Under the Absolute Monarchy, 1598-1789: The Organs of State and Society (Volume 2)

Mousnier continues his massive and masterly history of France’s transition from the Old Regime to the New. Mousnier’s subject is the organization of the state, from the Council at the summit to the most humble clerks, guards, and attendants. He traces the gradual transformation of France from a judiciary state to a financial and executive bureaucracy, from a state and society based on hereditary statuses to one based on talents, personal capacities, and achievements, from the might of the sword to the power of the pen.

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Author: Roland Mousnier

Editor/Translator: Arthur Goldhammer

Binding: Hardcover

Manufacturer: University of Chicago Press

Number of items: 1

Number of pages: 716

Product group: Book

Studio: University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: March 1, 1984

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Pages: 716

EAN: 9780226543284

ISBN: 0226543285

ASIN: 0226543285

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Art Goldhammer
Writer, translator, scholar, blogger on French Politics, affiliate of Harvard's Center for European Studies, writes for The American Prospect, The Nation, etc.