Pays d'états

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In red, the pays d'états in 1789

Under the Ancien Régime, a pays d'états (French pronunciation: ​[pei deta]) was a type of province which had held onto its estates provincial or representative assembly of the three orders, whose main role was to negotiate the raising of taxes with the royal commissaires or intendants, its division by diocese and parish, and controlling its collection. The estates held onto part of the funds thus raised to repair and develop the roads in its area.

According to Roland Mousnier[1] and Bernard Barbiche[2] these provinces were :

  • Alsace. Estates suppressed - 17th century
  • Anjou. Estates suppressed - 15th century
  • Artois. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Auvergne. Estates suppressed - 17th century
  • Basse-Navarre. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Béarn. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Berry. Estates suppressed - 16th century
  • Bigorre. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Bourgogne (Burgundy). Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Bresse. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Bretagne (Brittany). Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Bugey. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Cambrésis. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Charolais. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Corse (Corsica). Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Dauphiné. Estates suppressed - 17th century
  • Flandre (Flanders). Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Foix. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Franche-Comté. Estates suppressed - 18th century
  • Gévaudan. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Hainaut (Hainault). Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Labourd. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Languedoc. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Limousin. Estates suppressed - 15th century
  • Mâconnais. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Maine. Estates suppressed - 16th century
  • Marche. Estates suppressed - 15th century
  • Marsan. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Nébouzan. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Normandie (Normandy). Estates suppressed - 17th century
  • Orléanais. Estates suppressed - 16th century
  • Périgord. Estates suppressed - 16th century
  • Provence. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Quatre-Vallées. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Quercy. Estates suppressed - 17th century
  • Rouergue. Estates suppressed - 17th century
  • Soule. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Touraine. Estates suppressed - 16th century
  • Velay. Estates suppressed - 1789.
  • Vivarais. Estates suppressed - 1789.

These pays contrasted with the pays d'élection.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Les institutions de la France sous la monarchie absolue, 1598-1789, PUF, Paris, 2005
  2. ^ Les institutions de la Monarchie française à l’époque moderne, XVIe-XVIIIe siècle, PUF, Paris, 1999)

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