Lordship in France 1500 1789

Author: James Lowth Goldsmith
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820478692
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This book, the final installment of a two-volume history of French lordship, examines the role of lordship in old regime society, the internal structures and administration of lordship - including the seigneurial dues, domain-farms, forests and common lands, and serfdom - and seigneurial justice. In addition, the book reviews the regional patterns of lordship, and concludes with an examination of lordship from 1770 to 1789, the years immediately preceding the French Revolution.

Enlightened Feudalism

Author: Jeremy Hayhoe
Publisher: University Rochester Press
ISBN: 9781580462716
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A reassessment of seigneurial justice that presents a new vision of village society in eighteenth-century France.

The Rise of Economic Societies in the Eighteenth Century

Author: K. Stapelbroek
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137265256
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This collection of essays explores the emergence of economic societies in the British Isles and their development into a European, American and global reform movement in the eighteenth century. Its fourteen contributions demonstrate the intellectual horizons and international networks of this widespread and influential phenomenon.

Naples in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Girolamo Imbruglia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521038154
Format: PDF
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In 1734 the kingdom of Naples became an independent monarchy, but in 1799 a Jacobin revolution transformed it briefly into a republic. In these few but intense decades of independence all the great problems of the age of the Enlightenment became apparent: attacks on feudalism and on the power of the Catholic Church, the struggle for a modern economy, and aspirations to change the administrative machinery and the judicial system. Yet Naples was also the city visited by Winckelmann and Goethe, the city of Sir William Hamilton, of the study of Pompeii and Herculanum, and of the greatest musicians of the age. This collection of essays addresses a range of issues in the city's political and cultural history, and demonstrates the city's importance in shaping the modern, enlightened culture of Europe.