Explores the tensions in the period leading up to the French Revolution as the laboring poor and the ruling elite remained attached to traditional, self-sustaining communities, while the commercial and financial sectors, pursuing different interests, only supported traditions when it worked to their own benefit. As their interests became increasingly distinct, their conflict with traditional structures of authority became irreconcilable.

Europe 1600-1789 2001, A&c Black 3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780340663387

Trade paperback

Europe 1600-1789 2001, Hodder Education Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780340663370