Hello, Login. Visit Our Stores. In his Treatise of Orders and Plain Dignities, Charles Loyseau set out to harmonize with law his fellow citizens' values and behavior in the crucial sphere of possession and exercise of public power. The introduction to this edition sets this important text in the context of Loyseau's own political thesis and the intellectual milieu of those who administered early-modern France. First English edition of an important and influential treatise on public power. An important and influential treatise on public power which influenced French thinkers from its publication in until the end of the ancien regime.
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English Author Loyseau, Charles, , author. Other Authors Lloyd, Howell A. Politics Philosophy Summary This is the first English edition of a treatise which influenced French thinkers from its publication in until the end of the ancien regime. Charles Loyseau's Treatise of Orders and Plain Dignities is the third of three major works in which he set out to harmonise with law his fellow citizens' values and behaviour in the crucial sphere of possession and exercise of public power.
In attempting this he developed a thesis, calculated to justify the monarch's overriding role, which illuminates contemporary perceptions of the nature of the state. Of order in general 2. Of the Roman orders 3. Of the order of the clergy 4. Of the order of nobility in general 5. Of plain gentlemen 6. Of the high nobility 7. Of princes 8. Of the third estate 9. Of solemn deprivation of order Of the plain dignities of Rome Of the plain dignities of France.
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A Treatise of Orders and Plain Dignities
Charles Loyseau — was a French jurist, a lawyer in the Parlement of Paris , the highest royal court in France, as well as a judge in local and seigneurial courts. He was born in Paris, in the son of an advocate who worked for Diane de Poitiers. Later in life he was in practice as a Paris advocate, and in was President of the Order of Advocates. A Treatise on Orders is considered the most comprehensive account of the orders of the three Estates. This work was used to justify France's social organization up until the end of the Old Regime in A Treatise on Orders evaluates the three orders and how they function in society.