Louis XV and the Parlement of Paris, 1737-55 (Hardback)
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Louis XV and the Parlement of Paris, 1737-55 (Hardback)

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Hardback 316 Pages / Published: 02/03/1995
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This is a lively narrative account, based on previously unused material, of the events that marked the troubled relationship between Louis XV, the clergy of France, and the Parlement of Paris in the mid-eighteenth century. The author shows how religious disputes drove a wedge between the King and the leading magistrates of his kingdom, leading to the exile of the Parlement in 1753-4. He describes the way in which legal and procedural conflicts gave rise to a debate about the nature of the Monarchy itself, the exercise of royal authority, and the rights of the subject under the protection of law. Debates inside the Parlement are analysed, using the reports of highly placed government spies and agents, and new light is shed on the part played by the King.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521403955
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This is a book to make slothful humanity tremble and to stir historians out of complacency ... a book to be savoured.' John McManners, The Times Literary Supplement
"The primary research is impressive, and Rogister has scoured both public and private archives in order to provide many interesting new details and anecdotes about the daily life preoccupations of the magistrates." American Historical Review
"This is a book to make slothful humanity tremble and to stir historians out of complacency. The fruit of twenty years' research, it covers the restricted theme of twenty years of the political relationships between Louis XV and the Parlement of Paris, and is derived almost exclusively from primary sources, mostly manuscript....a book to be savoured." John McManners, Times Literary Supplement
"...remarkably well researched book...a fine corrective to histories which neglect the gradual accumulation of resentments...this remains a work of value, especially for the precision which it brings to legal history. Rogister's intimate knowledge of the composition of the Parlement, its committees, its voting procedurs, and its factions all contribute to our understanding of the period." The Historian
"...a remarkably well-researched book....For the serious student of the period, this remains a work of value, especially for the precision it brings to legal history. Rogister's intimate knowledge of the composition of the Parlement, its committees, its voting procedures, and its factions all contribute to our understanding of the period." Daniel Gordon, The Historian

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