Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 March 2017

560 Pages | 18 black and white images

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198788690

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Exile, Imprisonment, or Death

The Politics of Disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789

Julian Swann

  • Examines the 'politics of disgrace' in Ancien Regime France, which led elite subjects to submit to imprisonment or internal exile on the whim of the monarch
  • Offers the first in-depth study of disgrace politics asking why it emerged, how it was conceptualised, the conventions that governed its use, and reactions to it
  • Provides a broad chronological approach to the history of political change in early modern France
  • Revises existing views about Old Regime political culture
  • Invites further reflection on other early modern European and non-European societies

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