Chapter

Nîmes

Allan A. Tulchin

in That Men Would Praise the Lord

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780199736522
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866229 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736522.003.0001
Nîmes

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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

Chapter.  10619 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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