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    Power and the provinces: the estates of Burgundy in the reign of Louis XVI - III

    Swann, Julian (2009) Power and the provinces: the estates of Burgundy in the reign of Louis XVI - III. In: LeGay, M.-L. and Baury, R. (eds.) The invention of the decentralization Nobility and middle powers in France and Europe XVII e -XIX e century. Villeneuve d’Ascq: Presses universitaires du Septentrion, pp. 155-173. ISBN 9782757401040.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Across Europe, it is in the context of primitive "country" (counties, duchies, principalities) that nobility affirmed their political vocation. The absorption of these "country" in larger groups did not abolish representation structures (assemblies of states, diets, Cortes) in which the noble body flourished as "representatives babies' territories being of provincialism. This book examines the role that the European nobility played in the phenomena of resistance and renewal of intermediate powers under the old regimes. It extends the discussion beyond 1789 to understand how, in France, the nobility has adapted to the changing territorial frameworks and centralization of power.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2014 15:02
    Last Modified: 14 Jan 2014 15:02
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/8966

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