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Social History and Taxes: the Case of Early Modern France

Hoffman, Philip T. (1983) Social History and Taxes: the Case of Early Modern France. Social Science Working Paper, 495. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, California.

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[Introduction] Apart from a flurry of interest in tax revolts ten years ago, social historians of early modern Europe have by and large ignored taxation. Their neglect is perhaps understandable, given that social history itself arose as a revolt against traditional political history and all that it entailed, including the operations of the fisc. The fact that details of early modern fiscal systems often lie interred in tedious administrative histories or that many political historians themselves seem to overlook matters of interest to social historians of course only compounds the problem.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Working Paper)
Additional Information:November 1983. Preliminary version.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:495
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