[Review] Jay M. Smith, ed. (2006) The French nobility in the eighteenth century: reassessments and new approaches

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Campbell, Peter R;
  • Publisher: H-France
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A 6,000 word review article discussing this book and recent approaches to the nobility in eighteenth-century France.
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    [10] George V. Taylor, “Types of Capitalism in Eighteenth-Century France,” English Historical Review, 79 (1964): 478-97.

    [11] For an overview of work on consumption see Daniel Roche, A History of Everyday Things: The Birth of Consumption in France, 1600-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).

    [12] Guy Richard, La Noblesse d'affaires au XVIIIe siècle, 2nd edition (Paris: A. Colin, 1997) [13] For figures see Michel Nassiet, “Le problème des effectifs de la noblesse dans la France du XVIIIe siecle,” in Traditions et innovations dans la société française du XVIIIe siècle (Paris: Presses de l'Université Paris-Sorbonne, 1995) 97-122, esp. p. 114.

    [14] David Bien, “Offices, Corps, and a System of State Credit: The Uses of Privilege under the Ancien Regime,” in Keith Baker, ed., The Political Culture of the Old Regime (Oxford and New York: Pergamon, 1987).

    [15] Hilton L. Root, Peasants and King in Burgundy (Berkeley, Ca.: UCLA Press, 1992) and the review by T.J.A. Le Goff, The Journal of Modern History 62 (December 1990): 863-865.

    [16] Timothy Tackett, Becoming a Revolutionary. The Deputies of the French National Assembly and the Emergence of a Revolutionary Culture (1789-1790 (Princeton University Press, 1996); and idem, “Paths to Revolution: The Old Regime Correspondence of Five Future Revolutionaries,” French Historical Studies 32:4 (Fall 2009) 531-554.

    [17] “The Language of Patriotism in France, 1750-1770,” Journal of French Studies, e-France, 1:1(2007): 1-43. http://www.rdg.ac.uk/e-France/issues.htm

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