Qty:1
  • List Price: $50.00
  • Save: $11.06 (22%)
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by TxtBham
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ships from Amazon! Eligible for Prime 2-day or overnight shipping!
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Add to Cart
Trade in your item
Get a $3.48
Gift Card.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Old Regime France: 1648-1788 (Short Oxford History of Europe) Paperback – July 12, 2001

ISBN-13: 978-0198731290 ISBN-10: 0198731299

Buy New
Price: $38.94
31 New from $33.80 28 Used from $11.13
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$38.94
$33.80 $11.13

Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student



Frequently Bought Together

Old Regime France: 1648-1788 (Short Oxford History of Europe) + Louis XIV and Absolutism: A Brief Study with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
Price for both: $57.14

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Series: Short Oxford History of Europe
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 12, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198731299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198731290
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #767,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

test in rev quote --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

William Doyle has been Professor of Historical Studies at the University of Bristol since 1986, and is a Fellow of the British Academy. He is author of Origins of the French Revolution (3rd edition, 1999), The Oxford History of the French Revolution (1989), Venality. The Sale of Offices in eighteenth century France (1996), and Jansenism (2000).

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bruce Brocka on March 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
This work is part of a series on France, and part of a series on major European nations. It would seem to be aimed at the undergraduate, yet avoids being pedantic. As an avid armchair historian, I found this work, like the others in the series, to be engaging, highly readable, with only a minimum of the too common judgemental hindsight one finds in current scholarship. While written by multiple authors, each have read the others sections, keeping ommissions and repetitions to a blissful minomum. The introduction and conclusion are written by the primary author, and a useful appendix consisting of maps, chronology, and an indicative "further reading" section. Because of the editorial oversight, it reads as a coherent work. Not strictly a narrative of political events, it provides a much broader feel of what it meant to be living in that period, which I find prefereable over the "and then this happenned" series of linear political and military events.

If you're starting from scratch, I'd recommend perusing a broader survey first, like the The Cambridge Illustrated History of France for overall context first. For those that prefer detailed narratives that read like a novel, pick up Nancy Mitford's The Sun King. Overall, this Goldilocks found this book to be just right!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By BuckerooBanzai on May 4, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
From what I have read, this volume by Doyle is a worthy companion to this excellent series regarding French history, from the early Medieval period to 2002.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Search