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By David Parker

Class and country in Early sleek France explores the commercial, social, ideological and political foundations of French Absolutism. David Parker's tough interpretation provides French Absolutism as a remarkably profitable try and safeguard the political and ideological buildings of the conventional order.
This reassessment runs opposite to a lot revisionist historiography, rejecting the common tendency to regard French Absolutism both as an device of capitalism or political modernisation. It additionally discusses a few contentious matters akin to the agrarian foundations of capitalism, the connection among classification and standing, in addition to the constitution and beliefs of absolutely the nation itself. will probably be of curiosity to early smooth historians of France, Britain and Europe.

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