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The Resource Political Alignment in the French National Assembly, 1789-1791, (electronic resource)

Political Alignment in the French National Assembly, 1789-1791, (electronic resource)

Label
Political Alignment in the French National Assembly, 1789-1791
Title
Political Alignment in the French National Assembly, 1789-1791
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Related
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Applewhite, Harriet B
Dewey number
328.4409033
Intended audience
College Audience
Intended audience source
Louisiana State University Press
LC call number
JN2775.A67 1993
Summary expansion
"In this richly detailed study Harriet B. Applewhite analyzes the political alignment and loyalties of the deputies elected to the Estates General/National Assembly between 1789 and 1791. Her purpose is to understand how these men shaped the struggle that transformed France's constitutional structure and invented its modern political practices." "To gauge the deputies' political alignments, Applewhite establishes categories based on their voting records, club memberships, signatures on protest lists, assessments by contemporary observers, and other evidence. She then arranges on a left-to-right scale all 1,318 of these individuals. For a selected group of deputies she uses published political pamphlets and biographical records not only to assess and compare their attitudes on issues concerning political legitimacy and political participation but also to establish and analyze connections between these attitudes and actual political behavior." "Applewhite's investigation focuses on the origins of the deputies' understanding of French national unity, the nature and basis of the fierce partisan battles that raged in the National Assembly, and the changes in political institutions and practices that were handed down to postrevolutionary France. Contrary to the converging-elites theory popular among many students of the French Revolution, Applewhite finds that membership in one of the three estates of the Old Regime - the clergy, the aristocracy, and the commonalty - channeled the early careers of future deputies, their subsequent political opportunities, and their responses to the power struggles of the National Assembly." "Applewhite defines two key legacies of the first National Assembly for the future of French legislative politics: first, a reluctance to compromise and an absence of trust that developed among participants at the outset and hardened throughout the twenty-eight months of the assembly; second, the development of a left, center, and right political culture within the National Assembly and a style of conflict that pulled both leaders and followers away from the center." "This meticulously researched and carefully written work makes a significant and lasting contribution to the study of the French Revolution and points to new avenues of inquiry."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Label
Political Alignment in the French National Assembly, 1789-1791, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000223367
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxi, 304 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780807117514
Lccn
92032493
Other control number
9780807117514
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000223367
Label
Political Alignment in the French National Assembly, 1789-1791, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000223367
Dimensions
09.000 x 06.000 in.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxxi, 304 p.
Governing access note
Available for distribution in: USA, CANADA, UNITED KINGDOM, AUSTRALIA
Isbn
9780807117514
Lccn
92032493
Other control number
9780807117514
Other physical details
ill
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000223367

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