An Introduction to Eighteenth Century France

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An Introduction to Eighteenth Century France

by

JOHN LOUGH, M.A., PH.D.

Professor of French in the Durham Colleges, University of Durham

With Illustrations

LONGMANS

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • A Note on French Money in the Eighteenth Century vi
  • Contents vii
  • Plates ix
  • Note xiii
  • Maps and Diagrams xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter I - The Peasantry 14
  • Chapter II - The Towns: Trade and Industry 64
  • Chapter III - The Privileged Orders: the Clergy and the Nobility 98
  • Chapter IV - The Regent and Fleury, 1715-1743 133
  • Chapter V - The Personal Reign of Louis XV 1743-1774 159
  • Chapter VI - Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette 196
  • Chapter VII - The Writer and His Public 231
  • Chapter VIII - Literature and Ideas 277
  • Chapter IX - The Birth of Modern France 320
  • Index of Authors Quoted 335
  • Index 342
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