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‘Présentation’, Le Désordre des familles: Lettres de cachet des Archives de la Bastille au XVIIIe siècle (1982)

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Part of the Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life book series (PSFL)

Abstract

The idea that History is vowed to the ‘accuracy of the archive’, and philosophy to the ‘architecture of ideas’, seems nonsensical to us. That is not the way that we work.

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Notes

  1. 4.
    Frantz Funck-Brentano, La Bastille des comédiens, le For-l’Évêque (Paris: Albert Fontemoing, 1903).Google Scholar
  2. 6.
    Henri Debord, Contribution à l’histoire des orders du Roi au XVIIIe siècle d’après les registres du secretariat d’État à la Maison du Roi, 1741–1775 (Paris: Domat-Montchrestien, 1938).Google Scholar
  3. 7.
    Nicole Castan, Justice et repression en Languedoc à l’époque des Lumières (Paris: Flammarion, 1980), 201.Google Scholar
  4. See also the pages devoted to lettres de cachet by Jean-Claude Perrot, Genèse d’une ville moderne: Caen au XVIIIe siècle (Paris: Mouton, 1975)Google Scholar
  5. And Claude Quétel, ‘De par le Roy’: Essai sur les lettres de cachet (Toulouse: Éditions Privat, 1981).Google Scholar

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