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The Resource Law, city, and king : legal culture, municipal politics, and state formation in early modern Dijon, Michael P. Breen, (electronic resource)

Law, city, and king : legal culture, municipal politics, and state formation in early modern Dijon, Michael P. Breen, (electronic resource)

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Law, city, and king : legal culture, municipal politics, and state formation in early modern Dijon
Title
Law, city, and king
Title remainder
legal culture, municipal politics, and state formation in early modern Dijon
Statement of responsibility
Michael P. Breen
Title variation
Law, City, & King
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'Law, City, and King' provides important new insights into the transformation of political participation and consciousness among urban notables who bridged the gap between local society and the state in early modern France. Breen's detailed research shows how the educated, socially-middling 'avocats' who staffed Dijon's municipality used law, patronage, and the other resources at their disposal to protect the city council's authority and their own participation in local governance. Drawing on juridical and historical authorities, the avocats favored a traditional conception of limited "absolute" monarchy increasingly at odds with royal ideology. Despite their efforts to resist the monarchy's growth, the expansion of royal power under Louis XIV eventually excluded Dijon's avocats from the French state. In opening up new perspectives on the local workings of the French state and the experiences of those who participated in it, 'Law, City, and King' recasts debates about absolutism and early modern state formation. By focusing on the political alienation of notables who had long linked the crown to provincial society, Breen explains why Louis XIV's collaborative absolutism did not endure. At the same time, the book's examination of lawyers' political activities and ideas provides insights into the transformation of French political culture in the decades leading up to the French Revolution. Michael P. Breen is associate professor of history and humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.--
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1967-
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Breen, Michael P.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Municipal government
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Political participation
  • Dijon (France)
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Law, city, and king : legal culture, municipal politics, and state formation in early modern Dijon, Michael P. Breen, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580466875/type/BOOK
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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rdacontent
Contents
Lawyers and municipal government in Dijon -- The avocats and the politics of local privilege (1595-1648) -- The collapse of the municipal political system (1649-68) -- From local government to royal administration (1669-1715) -- Legal culture and political thought in early seventeenth-century Dijon -- Custom, reason, and the limits of royal authority
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CR9781580466875
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unknown
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1 online resource (xv, 307 pages)
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781580466875
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)1097141454
Label
Law, city, and king : legal culture, municipal politics, and state formation in early modern Dijon, Michael P. Breen, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781580466875/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lawyers and municipal government in Dijon -- The avocats and the politics of local privilege (1595-1648) -- The collapse of the municipal political system (1649-68) -- From local government to royal administration (1669-1715) -- Legal culture and political thought in early seventeenth-century Dijon -- Custom, reason, and the limits of royal authority
Control code
CR9781580466875
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 307 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781580466875
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097141454

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