The Parlement of Paris, 1774-1789

The Parlement of Paris, 1774-1789

The Parlement of Paris, 1774-1789

The Parlement of Paris, 1774-1789

Synopsis

Stone portrays the members of this great court of law as strategically situated individuals who worked to advance their own corporate pretentions while simultaneously advocating a precarious balance of monarchical, aristocratic, middle-class, and popular" interests. Their apparent radicalism on matters of consent to taxation, freedom from arrest, and political representation disguised their efforts to preserve the traditional legalistic French monarchy."

Originally published in 1981.
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