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[ASSEMBLY OF THE FRENCH CLERGY]. Actes de l'assemblee generale du clerge de france sur la religion, Extraits du Proces-Verbal de ladite Assemblee, tenue a Paris, par permission du Roi, au Couvent des Grands-Augustins, en 1765.

A Paris. De l'Imprimerie de Guilleaume Desprez, 1765.
8vo. 92pp. Uncut, stitched, as issued. Edges a trifle dusty, else clean and crisp.
A printing of extracts from the minutes of the Assembly of the French clergy in 1765, a meeting most notable for reiterating the episcopacy's defence of it's exemption from taxation; a statement that, from a Jansenist perspective, amounted to a revocation of the Declaration of 1682 which had codified the principles of Gallicanism. The tensions bolstered by this corruption of Gallicanist fundamentals, together with increased opposition to monarchical absolutism, would pave the road to the Revolution - an ultimately the nationalisation of all ecclesiastical property.
£ 150.00 Antiquates Ref: 21341