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Lawyers and citizens : the making of a political elite in Old Regime France, David A. Bell

Label
Lawyers and citizens : the making of a political elite in Old Regime France
Title
Lawyers and citizens
Title remainder
the making of a political elite in Old Regime France
Statement of responsibility
David A. Bell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Not only were lawyers heavily represented among the men who rose to power in France in 1789, to a large extent, they also shapted the evolution of French political culture under the ancien regime. David Bell's new book traces the development of the French legal profession between the reign of Louis XIV and the French Revolution, showing how lawyers influenced, and were influenced by, the period's passionate political and religious conflicts. Bell analyses how these key "middling" figures in French society were transformed from the institutional technicians of absolute monarchy into the self-appointed "voices of public opinion," and leaders of opposition political journalism. He describes the birth of an independent legal profession in the late seventeenth century, its alientation from the monarchy under the pressure of religious disputes in the early eighteenth, and its transformation into a standard-bearer of "enlightened" opinion in the decades before the Revolution. His work illuminates the workings of politics under a theoretically absolute monarchy, and the importance of long-standing constitutional debates for the ideological origins of the Revolution.; It also sheds new light on the development of the modern professions, and of the middle classes in France
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Bell, David A.
Dewey number
320/.08/8344
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KJV173
LC item number
.B44 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawyers
  • Practice of law
  • France
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Lawyers
  • Politics and government
  • Practice of law
  • France
  • France
Label
Lawyers and citizens : the making of a political elite in Old Regime France, David A. Bell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-271) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
228136406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423737735
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228136406
Label
Lawyers and citizens : the making of a political elite in Old Regime France, David A. Bell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-271) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
228136406
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 280 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423737735
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)228136406

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