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The Revolution in Provincial FranceAquitaine, 1789–1799$
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Alan Forrest

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206163

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206163.001.0001

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Aquitaine on the Eve of the Revolution

Aquitaine on the Eve of the Revolution

(p.1) 1 Aquitaine on the Eve of the Revolution
The Revolution in Provincial France

Alan Forrest

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the condition of the French region of Aquitaine on the eve of the French Revolution. Aquitaine had enjoyed an illustrious past being one of the last great feudal duchies to be assimilated into the Kingdom of France in the mid-15th century. By the 18th century, Aquitaine had lost its autonomy and ceased to exist as a separate unit of administration. However, the notions of being Aquitains had not been erased from the people's consciousness.

Keywords:   Aquitaine, French region, French Revolution, feudal duchies, autonomy

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