- Title Pages
- 1 An apostolic élite: the bishops of the French Church at the end of the ancien régime
- 2 The bishops, political reform, and public administration
- 3 The bishops and the first Assembly of Notables, spring 1787
- 4 A clerical minister: Brienne, the bishops and the local assemblies
- 5 The Fall of Brienne
- 6 Necker, the clergy and ‘patriotism’
- 7 Bishops versus curés: clerical elections to the Estates-General, spring 1789
- 8 The end of the First Estate: the bishops and the Estates-General, May-July 1789
- 9 The failure of patriotism: the bishops in the National Assembly, July-September 1789
- 10 The bishops outside the Assembly and the new political order, 1789–1790
- 11 The Constitutionalists on the defensive, winter 1789–1790
- 12 The bishops and the Civil Constitution, 1790
- Appendix 1
- Appendix 2. The Archbishops and Bishops of France in 1789 Listed by Province
- Appendix 3 Episcopal membership of the provincial assemblies, 1787–1788
- Appendix 4 Prelates elected to the Estates-General, May 1789
- Appendix 5 Summary of careers of the archbishops and bishops of the French Church after the outbreak of the Revolution, arranged according to province
- The End of an Élite
- Oxford University Press
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