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The Damiens Affair and the Unraveling of the Ancien Regime, 1750-1770

By (author) Dale K. van Kley
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 30th Nov 1983
Dimensions: h 230mm
Weight: 599g
ISBN-10: 0691054029
ISBN-13: 9780691054025
Barcode No: 9780691054025
Synopsis
This book examines an unsuccessful assassination attempt against Louis XV of France and the trial of his assailant, Robert-Francois Damiens, revealing the beginnings of the French Revolution in the ecclesiastical controversies that dominated the Damiens affair.Originally published in 1984.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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