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

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One of the most lively of France's younger historians, Guy Chaussinand-Nogaret argues in this pioneering essay that the traditional picture of the pre-revolutionary French nobility as a caste of intransigent reactionaries and parasites is a fabrication of revolutionary propaganda. Using a whole range of new research and calculations, he argues that the nobility represented all that was most vigorous and forward-looking in eighteenth-century French society. Constantly renewing itself by recruiting the richest members of the middle classes or marrying their daughters, the nobility was in the forefront of French economic and intellectual life, and until 1789 was at the head of the movement for reform of the old regime state. In an afterword specially written for the English edition, the author explains how the revolutionaries came to turn against a group that had done more than any other to bring about the Revolution.

Synopsis:

One of France's liveliest historians, Guy Chaussinand-Nogaret 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. Using new research, he argues that the nobility represented all that was most forward-looking in eighteenth-century French society.

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Contrary to their traditional image as a caste of intransigent reactionaries and parasites, this analysis maintains that pre-revolutionary nobility actually were in the forefront of French economic and intellectual life, and until 1789, at the head of the movement for reform of the old regime.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the gilded ghetto of royal nobility; 1. The Enlightenment and noble ideology; 2. The nobility between myth and history; 3. Plutocrats and paupers; 4. The fundamental divide: culture; 5. The nobility and capitalism; 6. Rites and strategies: the marriage market; 7. The nobility against the Old Regime; 8. A plan for society; Conclusion; Afterword to the English edition; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521275903
Translator:
Doyle, William
Author:
Doyle, William
Author:
Chaussinand-Nogaret, Guy
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Nobility
Subject:
Modern - 18th Century
Subject:
Nobility -- France -- History -- 18th century.
Subject:
Nobility--France--History--18th century Nobil
Subject:
World History-France
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 62
Publication Date:
19850631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
204
Dimensions:
8.54x5.52x.52 in. .66 lbs.

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Product details 204 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521275903 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of France's liveliest historians, Guy Chaussinand-Nogaret 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. Using new research, he argues that the nobility represented all that was most forward-looking in eighteenth-century French society.
"Synopsis" by , Contrary to their traditional image as a caste of intransigent reactionaries and parasites, this analysis maintains that pre-revolutionary nobility actually were in the forefront of French economic and intellectual life, and until 1789, at the head of the movement for reform of the old regime.
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