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Jeffrey Merrick

Full Name: Jeffrey Merrick
Number of Works: 6
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ISBN: 1847181406, 9781847181404
Keywords: rgime, ancien, disorder, order
Pages: 405
Published: 2007

This collection of revised and previously unpublished articles explores aspects of the history of monarchy, family, suicide, and sodomy in early modern, especially eighteenth-century France. The durable but flexible traditions of the Ancien Régime not only sanctified but also limited the prerogatives of sovereigns over subjects and husbands/fathers/masters over wives, children, and servants. Private and public weakness and excess in those who ruled the kingdom and the household undermined their masculinity and legitimacy. Merrick analyzes expositions of and contestations about the origins, ex