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Urban Rivalries in the French Revolution
Ted W. Margadant

Book Description

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Maps
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Pt. 1The Institutional Crisis of the Old Regime
Ch. 1Towns and the Old Regime21
Ch. 2The New Division of the Kingdom84
Ch. 3Urban Crisis and Bourgeois Ambition111
Pt. 2The Rhetoric and Politics of Space
Ch. 4The Rhetoric of Contention145
Ch. 5The Politics of Parochialism178
Ch. 6Urban Rivalries and the Formation of Departments220
Ch. 7Disputes over the Seats of Departments257
Ch. 8The Struggle for Districts and Tribunals287
Pt. 3The Fate of Small Towns
Ch. 9Judicial Reform and the Politicization of Urban Rivalries327
Ch. 10The New Urban Hierarchy368
Ch. 11The French Revolution and Urban Growth in the Nineteenth Century396
Conclusion442
Appendix 1: Statistical Procedures457
Appendix 2: Population Size Estimates and Institutional Characteristics of Major Towns463
Bibliography467
Index of Place Names487
General Index499

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