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Author Kettering, Sharon, 1942-
Title Patrons, brokers, and clients in seventeenth-century France / Sharon Kettering.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.

Subject Patron and client -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Patronage, Political -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Decentralization in government -- France -- History -- 17th century.
France -- Politics and government -- 17th century.
France Government Patronage, 1600-1700
Description 1 online resource (x, 322 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-314) and index.
Contents Introduction: Power and patronage -- One: Patrons and clients. General characteristics of patron-client relationships -- Fidelity relationships -- Variability among patrons and clients -- Two: Brokers. General characteristics of brokers -- Variability among brokers -- Three: Clienteles. Clienteles and provincial institutions -- Great noble and administrative clienteles -- Four: Brokers and political integration. Brokers and institutions -- Brokers as troubleshooters -- Brokers and intendants -- Five: Brokerage and the nobility. Sixteenth-century brokers of royal patronage -- Seventeenth-century brokers of royal patronage -- Noble power and brokerage -- Six: Clientelism and the early modern state. Clientelism and conflict -- Clientelism and corruption -- Clientelism and change -- Epilogue: Cientelism and bureaucracy -- Conclusion: Nobles, brokers, and statebuilding -- Abbreviations -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary This new study of politics and power in seventeenth-century France argues that the French crown centralized its power nationally by changing the way it delegated its royal patronage in the provinces.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780195365108 (electronic bk.)
0195365100 (electronic bk.)
0195036735 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 655789947
Additional Format Print version: Kettering, Sharon, 1942- Patrons, brokers, and clients in seventeenth-century France. New York : Oxford University Press, 1986 9780195036732 (DLC) 85013820 (OCoLC)12237753