- Title Pages
- 1 Introduction
- 2 How, and How Not, to Use the Concept of Crisis in the Reign of Louis XVI*
- 3 The End of a Golden Age or the Implosion of a False Absolutism? The Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia from Absolutism to Revolution, 1685–1814
- 4 From Servant of the King to ‘Idol of the Nation’
- 5 The Maréchal de Castries and the Pre-Revolution
- 6 The Problem with Necker’s <i>Compte Rendu au roi</i> (1781)
- 7 Necker and Aristocratic Constitutionalism
- 8 The Culture of War in Europe, 1750–1815
- 9 The Austrian Alliance, the Seven Years’ War and the Emergence of a French ‘National’ Foreign Policy, 1756–1790
- 10 A Model of Conduct from the Age of Chivalry? Honour, International Decline and the End of the Bourbon Monarchy
- 11 Franco-British Naval Rivalry and the Crisis of the Monarchy, 1759–1789*
- 12 ‘Complaints Lost in the Wind’— French India and the Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy
- 13 The <i>Maison militaire du roi</i> and the Disintegration of the Old Regime
- 14 The Crisis of the Nobility at the Twilight of the Monarchy*
- 15 The Making of a Bourgeois Identity? Urban Histories and their Historians in Eighteenth-Century France*
- 16 William ‘Bill’ Doyle and the <i>Origins of the French Revolution</i>
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