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The Resource Before the deluge : Parisian society in the reign of Louis XVI, Evelyn Farr

Before the deluge : Parisian society in the reign of Louis XVI, Evelyn Farr

Label
Before the deluge : Parisian society in the reign of Louis XVI
Title
Before the deluge
Title remainder
Parisian society in the reign of Louis XVI
Statement of responsibility
Evelyn Farr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Parisian nobility in the reign of Louis XVI is usually dismissed as a privileged, frivolous and decadent elite - a cause of revolution in France rather than a catalyst for reform. This lively, readable book draws on contemporary sources to paint a more balanced portrait of pre-revolutionary Parisian high society." "Before the Deluge not only exposes the beaumonde's preoccupation with amusements, love affairs, mysteries and scandals, but also highlights its love/hate attitude towards the splendour and power of the Court of Versailles, and traces the aristocracy's active support for liberty and equality long before the words became part of a Jacobin slogan. The author also reveals the contrast between aristocratic excesses and the more sober life-styles of the French bourgeoisie and the lower classes." "Attention is also focused on the marital problems of Louis XVI and his queen, Marie-Antoinette, who found herself increasingly isolated and unpopular, and the subject of fantastic stories concerning her and her associates." "Court and nobility failed to adapt quickly enough to the new forces unleashed by the Enlightenment. This book charts the resulting end of an aristocratic society in fascinating detail."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UkNcU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farr, Evelyn
Dewey number
305.5/223/094409033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HT653.F7
LC item number
F37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nobility
  • France
  • France
  • Paris (France)
  • Manners and customs
  • Nobility
  • France
  • France
  • Elites
  • Paris
  • Sozialgeschichte 1774-1789
  • Adel
  • Geschichte 1774-1789
  • Paris
Label
Before the deluge : Parisian society in the reign of Louis XVI, Evelyn Farr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Illustrations on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-216)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pre-revolutionary French Currency -- 1. Life in Paris -- 2. The Court of Versailles -- 3. Le Beau Monde -- 4. Trysts and Tragedies -- 5. Age of Miracles? -- 6. Towards the Precipice -- 7. 1789: Year of Reckoning
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780720608939
Lccn
94144082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30394795
Label
Before the deluge : Parisian society in the reign of Louis XVI, Evelyn Farr
Publication
Note
Illustrations on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-216)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pre-revolutionary French Currency -- 1. Life in Paris -- 2. The Court of Versailles -- 3. Le Beau Monde -- 4. Trysts and Tragedies -- 5. Age of Miracles? -- 6. Towards the Precipice -- 7. 1789: Year of Reckoning
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780720608939
Lccn
94144082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30394795

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