Louis XVI of France history & biography & theory

Louis XVI of France history & biography & theory

by Alan MOUHLI

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Louis XVI of France history & biography & theory

The first part of Louis' reign was marked by attempts to reform France in accordance with Enlightenment ideals. These included efforts to abolish serfdom, remove the taille, and increase tolerance toward non-Catholics. The French nobility reacted to the proposed reforms with hostility, and successfully opposed their implementation. Louis implemented deregulation of the grain market, advocated by his liberal minister Turgot, but it resulted in an increase in bread prices. In period of bad harvests, it would lead to food scarcity which would prompt the masses to revolt. From 1776 Louis XVI actively supported the North American colonists, who were seeking their independence from Great Britain, which was realized in the 1783 Treaty of Paris.

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BN ID: 2940158541834
Publisher: Alan MOUHLI
Publication date: 05/10/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
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