Western Civilization 1648 to the Present_Cruz_Date_020910

Western Civilization 1648 to the Present_Cruz_Date_020910 -...

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Society and Economy Under the Old Regime in the Eighteenth Century Major Feature of Life in the Old Regime o Maintenance of Tradition Few persons outside government bureaucracies and merchant groups wanted to see change in the established social structure. Nobles asserted their ancient rights against the intrusion of the expanding monarchical bureaucracies Peasants through revolts and petitions demanded wanted their customary manorial rights which allowed them to have access to land o Hierarchy and Privilege Midieval sense of rang and degree not became more rigid during the eighteenth century Each state or society was considered a community composed of numerous smaller communities which included: Village, nobility, church, guild, university and parish Each part of the community enjoyed certain privileges such as tax exemption for the nobles and church or in the case of a guild the right to practice a specific craft The Aristocracy o British Nobility
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Semmel during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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