Aristocracy and its enemies in the age of revolution / William Doyle Doyle, William, 1942-

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Doyle, William, 1942-
Aristocracy (Political science) - France - History - 18th century.; Revolution (France : 1789-1799); France - History - Revolution, 1789-1799 - Social aspects.
Describes how the French revolutionaries tried to abolish the nobility, analysing the intellectual roots of hostility to nobles, the steps by which revolutionaries turned against aristocracy, the impact of persecution, emigration, confiscation, and Terror, and the long-term consequences of these developments for the nobility. - ;Since time immemorial Europe had been dominated by nobles and nobilities. In the eighteenth century their power seemed better entrenched than ever. But in 1790 the French revolutionaries made a determined attempt to abolish nobility entirely. 'Aristocracy' became the t.
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