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Study Report

Study Number: JA-502-001-1-1-France-DPLS-1661

Subject Area: Behavior and Attitudes of Bureaucreats

Bibliographic Citation: French Old Regime bureaucrats: Intendants de Province, 1661-1790.  [machine-readable data file] / Armstrong, John A.  [principal investigator(s)] / Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Program Library Service  [distributor].

Comments: These data and their documentation are available via the DPLS Online Archive. John A. Armstrong's data was collected from Charles Boyer de Sainte-Suzanne, Le Personnel Administratif sous l'Ancien Regime (Paris: 1868); and L'Administration sous l'Ancien Regime: Les Intendants de la Generalite d'Amiens (Picardie et Artois) (Paris: 1865). Pierre Clement (ed.). Lettres, Instructions et Memoires de Colbert, Vol. II (Paris: 1863). Charles Godard, Les Pouvoirs des Intendants sous Louis XIV, Particulierement dans les Pays d'Elections de 1661 a 1715 (Paris: 1901). Pavel Ardashev, Les Intendants de Province sous Louis XIV (Paris: 1909). Vivian Gruder, The Royal Provincial Intendants (Ithaca: 1968). All of the above contain extended lists of intendants: in addition, monographic sources on particular provinces, biographies, etc., were utilized.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: Hard copy codebook and electronic codebook at DPLS Online Archive. Armstrong, John A. 1972. "Old-Regime Governors: Bureaucratic and Patrimonial Attributes." Comparative Studies in Society and History 14(1):2-29

Abstract: The data file contains the names of Intendants and periods of incumbency in different intendances (provinces) for the years 1661-1770. In about 20% of the cases, years of birth, years of death, and years of entry to official service (becoming Maitre des Requetes) are also given. Data were coded and punched in 1969-1970

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