French Revolution Background Material

Ed. note: these are notes I made whiletrying to understand Thomas Carlyle's histor of the French Revolution. These note are more extensive than the notes I have made on the text or the biographical and definitional notes that accompany the text.


The currency and its value.
Political Geography
The Parlements
The Regional Estates
The Rôle of the Central Government
The Tax Structure

The Currency and Its Value

The Political Geography of France

Administration: the Parlements

Adminstration: Regional Estates

Adminstration: Central Government

The Tax Structure