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dc.contributor.authorCarr, Susan
dc.contributor.editorRowlands, Guy
dc.coverage.spatial168en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-24T09:27:51Z
dc.date.available2017-07-24T09:27:51Z
dc.date.issued2017-08-01
dc.identifier.citationCarr, Susan. (2017). In search of the gentilshommes campagnards: noble diversity and social structure in Burgundy, 1682-1789. St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture, no. 8. Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781907548147en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781907548154en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/11271
dc.descriptionThird party material in this work are included in the work's Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line. The front cover image is (c) Bibliothèque Nationale de France.en
dc.description.abstractThis study of the gentilshommes campagnards of Burgundy reconsiders the supposed decline of the population of old rural noble families during the last century of the ancien régime. Historical debate has focused on various contributing factors in this ‘decline’, such as government centralisation of the seigneurial system, venal ennoblement, noble poverty, and the social and cultural divide between aristocratic elites and minor nobility, old rural military landowning families and newer professional robe nobility. Re-visiting these themes, integrating them with an analysis of official records and surveys of the Burgundian noble population of the period, and looking afresh at notions of noble identity allows this volume to challenge the established view of a noble population and culture in decline. Contemporary sources not only reveal the existence of a sizeable community of gentilshommes, diverse in origins, identities and cultures, but also show that far from fading into provincial obscurity, this community had adapted and evolved, and continued to thrive right up to the eve of the Revolution.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCentre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofSt Andrews Studies in French History and Culture, no. 8en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSt Andrews Studies in French History and Cultureen_US
dc.rights© Susan Carr 2017.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subject.lccHN438.B88en_US
dc.subject.lcshNobility -- France -- Burgundy -- Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshBurgundy (France) -- Rural conditions -- History -- 17th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshBurgundy (France) -- Rural conditions -- History -- 18th centuryen_US
dc.subject.lcshBurgundy (France) -- Social conditionsen
dc.titleIn search of the gentilshommes campagnards: noble diversity and social structure in Burgundy, 1682-1789en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US


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