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Before the Deluge: Parisian Society in the Reign of Louis XVI

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A readable and fascinating study of Parisian society in the reign of Louis XVI, suggesting that it was not as a whole so frivolous as the monarch, nor necessarily blind to the coming storm of revolution.

Parisian nobility in the reign of Louis XVI is usually dismissed as a privileged, frivolous, and decadent élite, a cause of revolution in France rather than a catalyst for reform. Farr draws on contemporary sources to provide an insight not only into the royal infamous love affairs and scandals, but also the relations between king and court, the aristocracy's support for liberty and equality long before the unwashed jumped on the wagon, and the increasing isolation and unpopularity of Marie-Antoinette.

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Author(s):
Evelyn Farr
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0720608937
ISBN-13:
9780720608939
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Owen
Title:
Before the Deluge: Parisian Society in the Reign of Louis XVI

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A readable and fascinating study of Parisian society in the reign of Louis XVI, suggesting that it was not as a whole so frivolous as the monarch, nor necessarily blind to the coming storm of revolution.

Parisian nobility in the reign of Louis XVI is usually dismissed as a privileged, frivolous, and decadent élite, a cause of revolution in France rather than a catalyst for reform. Farr draws on contemporary sources to provide an insight not only into the royal infamous love affairs and scandals, but also the relations between king and court, the aristocracy's support for liberty and equality long before the unwashed jumped on the wagon, and the increasing isolation and unpopularity of Marie-Antoinette.

Author(s):
Evelyn Farr
Condition:
As new
Edition:
1994
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0720608937
ISBN-13:
9780720608939
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Owen
Title:
Before the Deluge: Parisian Society in the Reign of Louis XVI

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