Synopses & Reviews
The first book in English to study the history of the Estates General of Burgundy.
Table of Contents
1. Ancien régime Burgundy; 2. Historians, absolute monarchy and the provincial estates; 3. The Estates General of Burgundy; 4. Nosseigneurs les élus and the officers of the Estates; 5. The provincial administration: authority and enforcement; 6. 'It's raining taxes': Paying for the sun king, 1661-1715; 7. Provincial administration in an age of iron, 1661-1715; 8. The limits of absolutism: crown, governor and the Estates in the eighteenth century; 9. Provincial rivalries: the Estates and the parlement of Dijon in the eighteenth century; 10. Tax, borrow, lend: crown, Estates and finance, 1715-1789; 11. An Enlightened administration, 1715-1789?; 12. The verdict of public opinion; Conclusion.