The Parlement of Paris 1774 1789

The Parlement of Paris  1774 1789

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Author: Bailey Stone

Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: UOM:39015008401542

Category: History

Page: 227

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Stone portrays the members of this great court of law as strategically situated individuals who worked to advance their own corporate pretentions while simultaneously advocating a precarious balance of monarchical, aristocratic, middle-class, and popular" interests. Their apparent radicalism on matters of consent to taxation, freedom from arrest, and political representation disguised their efforts to preserve the traditional legalistic French monarchy." Originally published in 1981. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Categories: History

Politics and the Parlement of Paris Under Louis XV 1754 1774

Politics and the Parlement of Paris Under Louis XV  1754 1774

Politics in eighteenth-century France was dominated by the relationship between the crown and the magistrates of the Parlement of Paris.

Author: Julian Swann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052148362X

Category: History

Page: 404

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Politics in eighteenth-century France was dominated by the relationship between the crown and the magistrates of the Parlement of Paris. The Parlement provided a traditional check upon the King's authority, but after 1750 it entered a period of prolonged confrontation with the government of Louis XV. The religious, financial and administrative policies of the monarchy were subject to sustained opposition, and the magistrates employed arguments which challenged the foundations of royal authority. This struggle was brought to an abrupt conclusion in 1771, when Chancellor de Maupeou implemented a royal revolution, breaking the power of the Parlement. In order to explain why the crown and the Parlement drifted into conflict, this study re-examines the conduct of government under Louis XV, the role of the magistrates, and the structure of judicial politics in eighteenth-century France.
Categories: History

The Parlement of Paris After the Fronde 1653 1673

The Parlement of Paris After the Fronde 1653 1673

This book assesses how and to what extent the governments of Cardinal Mazarin and Louis XIV controlled the Parlement of Paris in the two decades after the civil wars known as the Fronde.

Author: Albert N. Hamscher

Publisher: [Pittsburgh] : University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: UOM:39015008438221

Category: History

Page: 270

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This book assesses how and to what extent the governments of Cardinal Mazarin and Louis XIV controlled the Parlement of Paris in the two decades after the civil wars known as the Fronde. The history of this prestigious court of law bears directly on the broader issue of the growth of “royal absolutism.” Few historians have examined the resurgence of royal authority after the Fronde from the vantage point of traditional institutions, and no other scholarly work deals extensively with the activities of Parlement during this controversial period. This study reveals the methods, achievements, and limitations of absolutism associated with the Sun King. The book investigates the impact of royal policies on the way the judges acquired and transmitted their posts, the sources of their wealth, the social composition of their court, and their judicial and administrative authority. Parlement's political activities and its conflicts with the crown over issues of judicial, financial, and religious importance also receive thorough treatment. The author's extensive archival research indicates that many widely held assumptions about declining importance of Parlement after the civil war are unwarranted. Although Parlement's political activities gradually declined, this transformation was neither as complete nor as irreversible as historians have asserted. Parlement retained some voice in affairs of state, and most of the administrative machinery it could employ to oppose royal policy remained intact. Moreover, the crown failed to attack the sources of parlementaire wealth, and the judges freely enhanced their court's status as a social corporation.
Categories: History

The Parlement of Paris after the Fronde 1653 1673

The Parlement of Paris after the Fronde 1653 1673

"L'Origine des magistrats du Parlement de Paris au X Ville siècle. " Paris et Ile-de-France: Mémoires, V-VI (1953-1954), entire issue. Boileau, Jacques, ed. Recueil des diverses pièces concernant les censures de la faculté de théologie ...

Author: Albert N. Hamscher

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822976134

Category: History

Page: 292

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This book assesses how and to what extent the governments of Cardinal Mazarin and Louis XIV controlled the Parlement of Paris in the two decades after the civil wars known as the Fronde. The history of this prestigious court of law bears directly on the broader issue of the growth of “royal absolutism.” Few historians have examined the resurgence of royal authority after the Fronde from the vantage point of traditional institutions, and no other scholarly work deals extensively with the activities of Parlement during this controversial period. This study reveals the methods, achievements, and limitations of absolutism associated with the Sun King. The book investigates the impact of royal policies on the way the judges acquired and transmitted their posts, the sources of their wealth, the social composition of their court, and their judicial and administrative authority. Parlement's political activities and its conflicts with the crown over issues of judicial, financial, and religious importance also receive thorough treatment. The author's extensive archival research indicates that many widely held assumptions about declining importance of Parlement after the civil war are unwarranted. Although Parlement's political activities gradually declined, this transformation was neither as complete nor as irreversible as historians have asserted. Parlement retained some voice in affairs of state, and most of the administrative machinery it could employ to oppose royal policy remained intact. Moreover, the crown failed to attack the sources of parlementaire wealth, and the judges freely enhanced their court's status as a social corporation.
Categories: History

Louis XV and the Parlement of Paris 1737 55

Louis XV and the Parlement of Paris  1737 55

An account of the relationship between Louis XV, the clergy of France, and the Parlement of Paris in the mid-eighteenth century.

Author: John Rogister

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521893364

Category: History

Page: 320

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An account of the relationship between Louis XV, the clergy of France, and the Parlement of Paris in the mid-eighteenth century.
Categories: History

Voltaire and the Parlements of France

Voltaire and the Parlements of France

These historical origins which could be traced back to a peripatetic royal court where the king judged with his peers, in the Germanic tradition, meant that in the eighteenth century the parlement of Paris would still be seen as the ...

Author: James Hanrahan

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132436440

Category: France

Page: 265

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Categories: France

Louis XIV and the Parlements

Louis XIV and the Parlements

This is the first scholarly study of the political and economic relationship between Louis XIV and the parlements of France, the Parlement of Paris and all the provincial tribunals.

Author: John J. Hurt

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719069807

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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This is the first scholarly study of the political and economic relationship between Louis XIV and the parlements of France, the Parlement of Paris and all the provincial tribunals. The author explains how the king managed to impose strict political discipline for which this reign, and only this reign, is known. Hurt shows that the king built upon that discipline to extract large sums of money from the judges in the parlements, thus damaging their economic interests. When the king died in 1715, the regent, Philippe d'Orléans, after a brief attempt to befriend the parlements through compromise, resorted to the authoritarian methods of Louis XIV and perpetuated the Sun King's political and economic legacy. This study calls into question current revisionist understanding of Louis XIV and insists that absolute government had a harsh reality at its core. Based upon extensive archival research, this remarkable book will be of interest to all students of the history of early modern France and the monarchies of Europe.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography