ancien regime

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a political and social system that no longer governs (especially the system that existed in France before the French Revolution)

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In Yemen, the US and Saudi Arabian military intervention and the resultant support for the ancient regime has blocked the path of the revolution for a clean-cut success, establishment of a people's democracy and putting the wheels of the economy back to work.
He went from being the leader of the crowd outside the Bastille to the personification of the ancient regime. His determination to capture the offense with a class warfare speech only underlines the urgency of the Obama camp."
Scully enjoyed plenty of success with juvenile fillies in France himself, owning three female winners of the Prix Morny in the 1980s - Ancient Regime, Regal State and Seven Springs.
The Asian interactions, particularly in matters of trade, were already resident in continental Europe in the persons of merchants and diplomats from the Orient, as shown in Ina Baghdiantz McCabe's Orientalism in Early Modern France: Eurasian Trade, Exoticism and the Ancient Regime (Oxford, 2008).
Among the topics are scandalous will, or, Congreve's library and female power; Burke's patriotic self-suggestion; writings on friendship in France's Ancient Regime and C.
In his Ancient Regime he likewise described, even if he did not specifically formulate, a host of 'exportable causal mechanisms'.
The ancient regime's supporters call it a "populist" revolution.Aa
Just, Santerre, Sieyes, Tinville, et al., were the public faces of the revolution, it was the rich and super-rich malcontents in the shadows who provided the funding that made the overthrow of the ancient regime possible.
Compared to last Saturday's final lineup, Asset, Al Qasi and Lipocco are the only absentees while Godolphin have reinstated Diabolical from the original five-day stage as has Michael Jarvis with Ancient Regime, presumably on the assumption that conditions on the Town Moor will be nothing like as demanding as it would have been at Haydock had they been able to race.
By 1840 there was a strong and wealthy bourgeoisie in France hungry for luxury goods and eager to possess the newest and most innovative products of the factories that had once served the ancient regime. Exoticism and the lure of the Orient which had dominated court taste in the 17th century had never really disappeared even under the rigid program of decoration imposed by Napoleon.
His red card contributed to one of Liverpool's most depressing European nights and Biscan's name had become synonymous with the failure of the ancient regime.
"All in the Family" came on the scene with a sharp edge, delivering the coup de grace to television's ancient regime of fantasy devoid of any connection to reality.
Its explicit purpose was to reassert the novelty and the `modernity' of the period 1660-1700, in reaction to Jonathan Clark (who claims that the English ancient regime survived essentially unchanged until the crisis of 1828-32) and Jonathan Scott (who argues that the political battles of the 1620s, 1640s and 1680s were all part of the same, ongoing conflict).
Now that she has turned to the ancient regime, it's no wonder Geri will enthusiastically tell anyone who will listen about yoga's beneficial qualities.
11) is one of the more distinctive elements of Hispanic cultures, both past and present, and he does a fine job of summarizing many of the political, economic, and cultural factors that seem to have supported "sociocentrism" during the ancient regime. He also quite rightly stresses, however, that an "exaggerated 'us versus them' mentality" (p.