Provincial Power and Absolute Monarchy: The Estates General of Burgundy, 1661-1790

  title={Provincial Power and Absolute Monarchy: The Estates General of Burgundy, 1661-1790},
  author={J. Swann},
This is the first book in English to study the history of the Estates General of Burgundy during the classic period of absolute monarchy. Although not a representative institution in any modern sense, the Estates were constantly engaged in a process of bargaining with the French crown, and this book examines that relationship under the Ancien Regime. Julian Swann analyses the organization, membership and powers of the Estates and explores their administration, their struggles for power with… Expand
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