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dc.contributor.authorBien, David D.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jay M.
dc.contributor.authorBlaufarb, R.
dc.contributor.editorRowlands, Guy
dc.coverage.spatialvi, 102 p.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-11T09:46:41Z
dc.date.available2010-08-11T09:46:41Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationBien, D. D., Smith, J. M. and Blaufarb, R. (2010). Caste, class and profession in old regime France: the French army and the Ségur reform of 1781. St Andrews Studies in French History and Culture, no. 2. Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-907548-02-4en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-907548-03-1en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/967
dc.description.abstractFirst 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 army. Once seen as a classic manifestation of the so-called “aristocratic reaction” against commoners, the loi Ségur, in Bien’s deft analysis, instead emerges as a telling sign of tensions within an increasingly divided nobility. While exploding crude myths about class conflict and its causative role in the Revolution, Bien mounts a strong case for viewing eighteenth-century social tensions as the product of professional identity as much as social class. This study is presented here for the first time in English with a short preface by Rafe Blaufarb, and a wide-ranging introduction by Jay M. Smith that places Bien’s work in the wider context of historical thinking over the past half-century on the origins of the French 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. 2en_US
dc.relation.isversionofOriginal publication in French: “La réaction aristocratique avant 1789: l’exemple de l'armée,” Annales: E.S.C., 29 (1974), 23-48 & 505-34.
dc.rightsThis book is in copyright. Subject to statutory exception and to the provisions of relevant collective licensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of the Centre for French History and Culture.en_US
dc.subject.lccDC138en_US
dc.subject.lcshFrance--History--Revolution, 1789-1799--Causes.en_US
dc.titleCaste, class and profession in old regime France: the French army and the Ségur reform of 1781en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
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dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US


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