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Lawyers and Citizens: Making of a Political Elite in Old Regime France

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ISBN13: 9780195076707
ISBN: 0195076702
Published: April 1996
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £62.00

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This study argues that French lawyers of the ancien regime played a critical role in shaping the French Revolution. Critics in the legal profession had the greatest opportunities and freedoms to develop their ideas at a time when society lacked representative institutions and a free press. From 1660 through the Revolution, these critics challenged the King and created free-wheeling discussion within the legal system itself, forming a kind of republic within the state.