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'Huissier, Garnisaire Et Soldat': Coercion And Tax Collection Under Louis XIV

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It is argued elsewhere in this work that it is too simplistic to portray the Crown as having such an instinctive recourse to crude military force when faced with large-scale tax resistance.This chapter will examine these two approaches to collecting taxes: coercion by huissier and coercion by garnisaire. This chapter will also attempt to clarify some problematic issues relating to the use of the term garnisaire and, in so doing, highlight some erroneous assumptions that have been made concerning the role of the standing army in this particular aspect of resource extraction".This chapter will conclude with a discussion of gabelle-related coercive institutions, with a particular focus on their role both in the repression and in the practice offaux-saunage, or salt smuggling.

Keywords: crude military; Garnissaire; Huissier; Louis XIV; problematic issues; resource extraction; Soldat:Coercion; tax collection



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