Volume 1 describes the relations of Church and State, the wealth of the Church, and its role in national life from Versailles to the scaffold. Dioceses, parishes, and the monastic structure are presented in detail, and the vocation and life-style of the clergy as in mesh with every aspect of social living.
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"John McManners...has produced a fine book, a book to be pondered, not only for what it says about the Church in eighteenth-century France, but for what it tells us about history in general, history and the human condition."--Times Literary Supplement
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Book Description Book Condition: New. Clarendon Press, 1999. 836p. Paperback. Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church. This massive two-volume work contained the fruits of over 50 years of research, and is a definitive book that will last as long as the subject is studied. It is, as Professor William Doyle has observed, the best book written by an Englishman on the French ancien regime. Nigel Aston, The Guardian 04/11/2006 (Publisher's information). Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Bookseller Inventory # 36325
Book Description Clarendon Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110198270038