Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-270) and index.
Introduction -- Talking property before 1789 -- Loyseau's legacy : the night of August 4th and the first abolition of feudalism -- The death and rebirth of the direct domain : the second feudal abolition -- The invention of the national domain -- Emptying the domain : the problem of engagements -- When the nation became a lord : feudal dues as Biens Nationaux -- Epilogue.
The French Revolution remade the system of property-holding that had existed in France before 1789. This work engages with this historical process not from an economic or social perspective, but from the perspective of the laws and institutions of property.
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