'concise and elegantly written ... As a leading expert on the early modern state, Shennan is well-qualified to tease out strands of legal, patriomonial and religious thinking.' --The Historian, Fall 2088
About the Author
J.H. Shennan is Emeritus Professor of History at Lancaster University. He is a leading authority of the history of ancien regime France and the author of Government and Society in France, 1461-1661, The Parlement of Paris and Philippe, Duke of Orleans, Regent of France.