There was, however, another side to the so-called "Ancien Regime" which we must keep in mind.
"The Story of Mankind" by Hendrik van Loon
For reasons which I have set forth at length in an introductory discourse, there never was any Ancien Regime in England.
"The Ancien Regime" by Charles Kingsley
THE LABORATORY (Ancien Regime).
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
See Calonne, 'La Vie Agricole, sous l'Ancien Regime,' pp.
"England's Case Against Home Rule" by Albert Venn Dicey
In Germany, as is known, the abolition of the ancien regime did not take place brusquely as in France.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 2, May, 1915" by Various
The Laboratory (Ancien Regime).
"An Introduction to the Study of Browning" by Arthur Symons
Shakespeare en France sous l'ancien regime.
"The Facts About Shakespeare" by William Allan Nielson
This has been admirably elucidated by De Tocqueville in his "Ancien Regime," in showing that the very prosperity of the reign of Louis XVI.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 91, May, 1865" by Various
The centralized government of France is by no means a creation of our century, but a production of the Ancien Regime.
"The Contemporary Review, Volume 36, November 1879" by Various