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That Men Would Praise the LordThe Reformation in Nimes, 1530-1570$
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Allan Tulchin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199736522

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736522.001.0001

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A Sixteenth-Century City

(p.3) 1 Nîmes
That Men Would Praise the Lord

Allan A. Tulchin (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by discussing Nîmes’s political and human geography, focusing on the province of Languedoc. It then discusses the town’s major institutions, including the présidial court, municipal government, the church and popular piety, and education. It concludes with a discussion of Nîmes’s economic and social structure, including occupational distribution, social stratification, and the town’s factions, which were dominated by men in the legal professions.

Keywords:   présidial court, municipal government, popular piety, education, occupational distribution, legal professions, social stratification, factions

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