Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 June 1986

332 Pages

ISBN: 9780195036732

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Patrons, Brokers, and Clients in Seventeenth-Century France

Sharon Kettering

A bold new study of politics and power in 17th-century France, this book argues that the French Crown extended its control over the provinces and laid the foundations for a centralized state by removing patronage power from the provincial governors and putting it instead in the hands of newly-created provincial power brokers--regional notables who cooperated with the Paris ministers in exchange for their patronage.


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