Order and Disorder Under the Ancien Ragime

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This collection of revised and previously unpublished articles explores aspects of the history of monarchy, family, suicide, and sodomy in early modern, especially eighteenth-century France. The durable but flexible traditions of the Ancien Rgime not only sanctified but also limited the prerogatives of sovereigns over subjects and husbands/fathers/masters over wives, children, and servants. Private and public weakness and excess in those who ruled the kingdom and the household undermined their masculinity and legitimacy. ...

Order and Disorder Under the Ancien Ragime 2007, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781847181404

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