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Le Siècle des Lumières : bibliographie chronologique

T. XXII, 1786-1787

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The state of the Royal finances continued to deteriorate and every year a new deficit had to be added to all the previous ones. Calonne, in charge of finance, thought that a land tax would be an effective remedy. The King summoned the representatives of the clergy and the nobility (the big landowners) to obtain backing for this policy. The nobility refused their support, as did the parliaments. The King’s authority suffered a serious blow. The reform of the status of the Protestants proved less difficult. In November 1787, Louis XVI signed a decree granting his Protestant subjects civil status. After vigorous debate, the Edict became law on 29 January 1788 with the approval of the Paris parliament. The new republic of the United States continued to arouse great interest, but readers were frequently given a flattering depiction of the country with little basis in reality. Brissot de Warville was the exception, giving an informed account of the country. Joseph II pursued reforms in the various territories under his control, notably the Austrian Netherlands. Unfortunately his desire for rapid change met with general opposition, culminating in the Brussels riots of 1787. Reforms were immediately suspended. In France the world of literature was changing. As the situation worsened, the need for remedies grew more urgent. Writers such as Mirabeau gave more attention to public affairs in the hope of influencing opinion and achieving change.Conlon, Le Siècle des Lumières, t. XXII is the continuation of a vast enquiry into the second part of the XVIIIth century. This volume centres on the years 1786 and 1787. All previous volumes are available.

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Le Siècle des Lumières : bibliographie chronologique

Le Siècle des Lumières : bibliographie chronologique

The state of the Royal finances continued to deteriorate and every year a new deficit had to be added to all the previous ones. Calonne, in charge of finance, thought that a land tax would be an effective remedy. The King summoned the representatives...

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Title Le Siècle des Lumières : bibliographie chronologique
Subtitle T. XXII, 1786-1787
Edition First Edition
Volume 22
By (author) Pierre M. CONLON
Issue 403
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 02/1/2003
 
Format Hardback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-00832-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600008327
Reference no. 15-403
Publication Date 02/1/2003
Nb of pages XXVI - 518
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 1060 gr
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