Overture to Revolution: The 1787 Assembly of Notables and the Crisis of France's Old Regime
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Overture to Revolution: The 1787 Assembly of Notables and the Crisis of France's Old Regime

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The Assembly of Notables which met between 22 February and 25 May 1787 was a major turning point in French, even world history: it was the first link in an unbroken chain which led to the French Revolution, which itself formed the template for the modern world.
The reform programme which finance minister Calonne, with the full backing of Louis XVI, presented to a hand-pick...more
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published November 19th 2010 by Oxford University Press, USA
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John Hardman was until his retirement lecturer in modern history at the University of Edinburgh.
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