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    • Caste, class and profession in old regime France: the French army and the Ségur reform of 1781 

      Bien, David D.; Smith, Jay M.; Blaufarb, R. (Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2010) - Book
      First published in French in 1974, David D. Bien’s essay on the nature of nobility in old regime France pivoted around the 1781 “Ségur regulation” that required four generations of nobility for most officers entering the ...
    • Hold still, Madame: wartime gender and the photography of women in France during the Great War 

      Hudgins, Nicole (Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2014) - Book
      This study investigates French images of women during the First World War, the feminine postures and roles captured by photographers, how female images were used in the wartime media and by the state, and how captions and ...
    • In search of the gentilshommes campagnards: noble diversity and social structure in Burgundy, 1682-1789 

      Carr, Susan (Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2017-08-01) - Book
      This 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 ...
    • The new enfant du siècle: Joseph de Maistre as a writer 

      Armenteros, Carolina; Lebrun, Richard Allen; Rowlands, Guy (Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2010) - Book
      Joseph de Maistre's reputation as a writer is legendary. His style, unique and alive, moulded the French language anew. It sabotaged his attempts at anonymous publication and earned him, through the centuries, the praises ...
    • “Proven patriots”: the French diplomatic corps, 1789-1799 

      Frey, Linda S.; Frey, Marsha L. (Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2011) - Book
      This study analyzes a hitherto unexamined group, the French diplomatic corps during the Revolution (1789 to 1799), and focuses on the question of loyalty and conscience. For some diplomats choice was an illusion as their ...