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Unformatted text preview: : recent nobles who had acquired their title by buying it hobereaux : the threadbare nobles in France; Spanish hidalgos III. The Third Estate 1) The Bourgeoisie (or the Middling Sort) 2) Workers 3) Peasants D. THE ABSOLUTE MONARCH AT THE PINNACLE OF THE ESTATE SYSTEM-absolute monarch anointed by God and a paternal father figure -but , royal councils, Secretaries of State (ministers), intendants , and officiers participated in the functioning of the royal government, while sovereign courts of appeal ( parlements ) handled judicial matters -example of clientage: the French governor of Corsica, the Count de Marbeuf and Napoleon Bonaparte E. CONCLUSION noblesse oblige : paternal system of obligation to ensure sustenance of peasantry...
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