I've started reading The Old Regime and the French Revolution by Alexis de Tocqueville and am finding it really excellent. Well, the first 3 chapters at least. Maybe I'll post some chunks here. For now, some links to possibly interesting ancien regime & XVIIIe siecle sites:

  1. Nobility & Titles in France from
  2. Very basic and slightly bizarre recap of French nobility:
  3. article on "Power and Politics in Old Regime France & The Ancien Regime" from History Today: link
  4. Dr. Lovett's easy bullet points of French history:
  5. "Early Modern Europe" lecture notes, Nipissing Univ:
  6. analysis of "Dangerous Liaisons" film, with links:
  7. e-text for "The Ancient Regime," by Hippolyte A. Taine:
  8. Brief summary called "Crisis of the Monarchy:
  9. Links to 18th century French writings, in French:
  10. Late 17th century history from the Salacious Historian:
  11. Hyperhistory timeline:

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