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The present work addresses these historiographical deficiencies by providing a detailed examination of the royal response to popular revolt, rebellion, and resistance under Louis XIV. The present work attempts to remedy this oversight by reconstructing the specific details surrounding the royal response to episodes of resistance and rebellion in Louis XIV's France.Finally,the chapter examines the use of various paramilitary coercive institutions employed for the collection of taxes, including the fusiliers du taille and the brigades du sel.This chapter outlines the continuing debates among royal officials about the efficacy of such coercive actions and traces the ebb and flow of royal support for such a policy.The chapter finishes by examining the creation and use of various special militias intended to maintain order and to surveil suspect individuals and communities.

Keywords: brigades du sel; fusiliers de taille; hitoriographical; Louis XIV; militias; rebellion; resistance; royal response



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