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Old Regime France: 1648-1788 (Short Oxford History of France) Paperback – 3 May 2001

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  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (3 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198731299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198731290
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 1.8 x 13.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 551,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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William Doyle has been Professor of History at the University of Bristol since 1986, and is a Fellow of the British Academy. He is author of Origins of the French Revolution (3rd edition, 1999), The Oxford History of the French Revolution (1989), Venality. The Sale of Offices in eighteenth century France (1996), and Jansenism (2000).

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For school of classical liberal thought which arose in France in the middle of the eighteenth century, the goal of enlightened government was to substitute a rational economic order for an older, inefficient economic system. Read the first page
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 July 2001
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A bit of a mixed bag. There are two good chapters: the one that covers culture and the Enlightenment, and the one that assesses the reign of Louis XV. The four chapters on the economy, society, Louis XIV and Louis XVI are disappointing, especially the last one, which should have at least tried to inject some sense of excitement into its narrative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claude Mercy on 29 Feb. 2012
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I must admit that I did expect this book to be a little longer but upon viewing its content there was no reason for it to be. After all it is a "short" Oxford history and every significant event/information is considered in this edition. It accurately covers economics, society, culture, politics, foreign affairs and the three kings during the period of 1648-1788 in Old Regime France.
I would certainly recommend this book to anyone with a strong interest in this most significant and fascinating history of one of Europe's most influential nations, La Belle France.
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Concise, readable, informative 11 Mar. 2010
By Prof Wombat - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This work is part of a series on France, and part of a series on major European nations. It would seem to be aimed at the undergraduate, yet avoids being pedantic. As an avid armchair historian, I found this work, like the others in the series, to be engaging, highly readable, with only a minimum of the too common judgemental hindsight one finds in current scholarship. While written by multiple authors, each have read the others sections, keeping ommissions and repetitions to a blissful minomum. The introduction and conclusion are written by the primary author, and a useful appendix consisting of maps, chronology, and an indicative "further reading" section. Because of the editorial oversight, it reads as a coherent work. Not strictly a narrative of political events, it provides a much broader feel of what it meant to be living in that period, which I find prefereable over the "and then this happenned" series of linear political and military events.

If you're starting from scratch, I'd recommend perusing a broader survey first, like the The Cambridge Illustrated History of France for overall context first. For those that prefer detailed narratives that read like a novel, pick up Nancy Mitford's The Sun King. Overall, this Goldilocks found this book to be just right!
Good book 4 May 2014
By BuckerooBanzai - Published on Amazon.com
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From what I have read, this volume by Doyle is a worthy companion to this excellent series regarding French history, from the early Medieval period to 2002.
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