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The Importance of Regionalism and Locality in 18th Century France
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
state, provinces, Occitan, market, French, Montvert, commons, forest, poly-culture, poor, women, Protestants, written, outcomes, Arles, Versailles, educated, snow, institutional, autonomy, custom, chestnuts, salt
the tension between the center and the                   
this tensions is crucial in understanding the course of the French Revolution and its                 
no national or international              as there is today
surrounding              provided crucial firewood
only a minority of people spoke              in daily life
e.g. in Languedoc they spoke               
they spoke regional dialects or different languages altogether
however, most of the                  class and nobles did speak French
                           arrangements of 18th century France
in the North there was customary law, in the South there was                (Roman) law
southern France had been part of the Roman Empire
ancient traditions of codified law
administrative map
some regions enjoyed more                  than others
tax and              areas
had to pay to move goods from one part of France to another, e.g.         
18th century France was the result of eight centuries of royal            making
accounts of            smuggling salt in their dresses between Brittany and central France
difference between the privileged orders and the               
local regional centers were much more important in people's lives than the court in distant                     
had been the capital of Roman Gaul in 4th and 5th centuries
people in southern France looked more to Arles as the center of their political world than to Versailles
e.g. Pont-de-                
three of more months of the year covered in         
customarily          place
people often survived on                   
spoke Occitan
chose to worship as                       
An Introduction to the French Revolution
The Essentials of 18th Century France
18th Century French Clergy and Nobility
The Importance of Regionalism and Locality in 18th Century France
The Contribution of the Philosophes to the French Revolution
What were People of 18th Century France Reading?
The Atlantic Democratic Revolution and the Republic of Letters
1780s France Financial Crisis and its Repercussions
The Third Estate in Revolt
The Peasantry in Revolt
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
The October Days
1789-91: Making the New Nation
Unresolved Issues of the Revolution
The Turning Point in Church Reform