Unformatted text preview: still awarded to the clergy i.e. tax exemption and prominence in the First Estate, after the reformation. With nearly 1/6 of all French citizens being of Protestant Faith, are you surprised that their power has not diminished over time, given a decline in membership in France and throughout Europe? 5) As Baker’s writing continues, we see an in depth depiction develop concerning the role of a “Prince” in French Society and Politics. In this portion of the writing we see the Monarch or Prince’s rule continue to be defined as “Absolute” and ‘”Without Justification.” In your opinion did the lack of representation given towards the public with regards to government and the running of the nation contribute to the eventual fall of the monarchy, for the populace must of seem distraught and frustrated by their lack of say within the running of the nation....
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- Spring '05
- Monarchy, French society, French Peasant life, French Tax Administration, destitu te families