Pamphlets on the government of late 18th-century France, 1732-1789 (bulk 1760-1789).


Pamphlets on the government of late 18th-century France, 1732-1789 (bulk 1760-1789).

Essays, decrees, minutes of meetings, speeches, poems, satires, fiction, fictitious dialogues, a political catechism, and an acrostic concerning the French government, mainly at the national or provincial level, with some material from localities. Topics covered include France's Parlements, the monarchy, Catholicism as a political issue, the influence of the Enlightenment, the three estates, the Assembly of Notables, the convocation of the Estates General in 1789, the administration of Jacques Necker, and the Diamond Necklace Affair. Included is a list of localities sending deputations to the Estates General of 1789. Authors represented include Charles Alexandre de Calonne, Jacques Necker, Honoré-Gabriel de Riquetti comte de Mirabeau, Louis XVI, Guy-Jean-Baptiste Target, Jean-Paul Rabaut Saint-Etienne, Joseph Antoine Joachim Cérutti, and Jérôme Pétion.

ca. 378 items.


SNAC Resource ID: 7905846

Cornell University Library

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