Intendants


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Intendants

 

officials in 17th- and 18th-century France invested with judicial, police, financial, and partial military power. They were appointed by the king for a fixed term and were an instrument of the feudal absolutist government in centralizing the country, ensuring the payment of taxes, suppressing popular movements, and combatting separatism in several of the provinces. The intendants supplanted such old local officials as governors and treasurers and restricted the activity of the provincial parliaments. The office was abolished in 1789 and much of its power was given to the system of prefects.

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Raudot intendant en Canada, qui deffend a toutes personnes d'etaller leurs marchandises a la porte de l'eglise de la basse ville de Quebec, Archives Nationales du Quebec, Fonds Intendants (El, SI, P423).
En cas de refus de la part de LaGerne, ordre est donne au capitaine de la cote ou a tout autre officier de milice requis d'arreter celui-ci et de le placer en << bonne et sure garde dans les prisons de Quebec >>; voir cahier 11, ordonnances de justice rendues par Monsieur Begon intendant (8 janvier 1725-28 aout 1726), Montreal, Archives nationales du Quebec (fol.
All but a few Dijonnais avocats ended up either without offices or with largely honorific ones as the important decisions regarding nominations to offices and public works, health, and taxes were made in Versailles and executed by the intendant.
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The fiscal intendants and prefects searched and obtained all the rare items in the collections of the scholarly elite.
It had been the stronghold of Jorge Larranaga, Vazquez's top opponent in last October's presidential vote and former two-term intendant in the department.
Louis Trenard, Les Memoires des intendants pour l'instruction du duc de Bourgogne: 1698 (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, 1975).
Apart from the "Introduction", four "Appendices" which provide materials on the Intendants, Revenues and Subventions, and a massive body of "Notes", "Bibliography", "Glossary" and "Index," the volume consists of seven chapters arranged in two parts.
En greve depuis quatre mois, des intendants de l'education ont tenu, hier, un rassemblement national devant l'annexe du ministere de l'Education nationale, sis a Ruisseau (Alger).
In line with Italian practice this institution was headed by an impresario, who in Prague enjoyed the kind of freedom of which the intendants of court companies, hemmed in as they were by the requirements of official duties, could not even dream.
Chapter two shows French governors and intendants engaging with Mauritius's (Ile de France) lack of self-sufficiency and the socio-economic and political contexts and results of their policies.
It was the very complexity of the architecture of the State which permitted a slow yet relentless unification of the noble class itself, which was gradually adapted into a new centralised mould, subject to public control of the intendants while still occupying privately owned positions within the officier system and local authority in the provincial parlements.