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Harvard Historical Monographs 66

Provincial Magistrates and Revolutionary Politics in France, 1789-1795

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$54.00 • £43.95 • €48.50

ISBN 9780674719606

Publication Date: 01/01/1972


  • 1. Bourgeoisie, Royal Offices, and Revolution in Recent Historical Writing
  • 2. Jurisdiction and Politics: The Bailliage Courts in the System of Royal Institutions
  • 3. Bailliage Magistrates in the Social Order of the Late Eighteenth Century
  • 4. The Political Mobilization of the Bailliage Magistrates, 1787–1789
  • 5. Bailliage Magistrates as Deputies in the Estates General and National Assembly, 1789–1791
  • 6. The Liquidation of the Bailliage Offices and the Opportunity to Buy Nationalized Land
  • 7. Careers of Former Bailliage Magistrates in Public Life, 1790–1795
  • 8. Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Sources and Bibliography
  • Glossary
  • Index

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