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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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The Crisis of the Ancien Régime

The Crisis of the Ancien Régime

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(p.33) 2 The Crisis of the Ancien Régime
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The Revolution in Provincial France
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Alan Forrest

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206163.003.0002

This chapter examines the political crisis from the point of view of the ancien regime or the aristocratic, social, and political systems in Aquitaine, France, during the 1780s. The crisis was triggered by Charles Alexander de Calonne's reform plans by the edict of June 1787, which set up provincial assemblies to preside over the impending reforms. This made the parlements suspicious and they feared that the King was planning greater centralization.

Keywords:   political crisis, Aquitaine, France, ancien regime, Charles Alexander de Calonne, political reform

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