Ruminations: BASIC SUBJECT FOLDERS

 

 

 

 

 

           The majority of “items” kept in a given subject folder in the Projêt Fox archive (averaging a dozen per folder) simply record what was judged to be important evidence. As often as not they are just brief notes. By contrast the few items chosen for digital reproduction here represent thoughtful reflections by the author, usually a page or two long, that given an insight into the intellectual orientation of Projêt Fox.

 

 

 

           Numbers with the appendage “0001" ("0002" or the like) are mere scans, either because they are handwritten (and not amenable to OCR reproductions) or are too faintly preserved in typewritten form to yield a viable OCR reproduction

 

 

 

           Numbers that do not have such "000" appendages are edited OCR reproductions of documents stored in the archive folders. Appendages of the letters "a", "b", etc., differentiate items that were composed on the same date

 

 

 

 

 

Ancien Régime – 23 items.

 

 

 

 

 

1974-03-07: Monarchomach politics

1974-11-30: Public & private law


 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

 

 

The subject folder with this title has various small bibliographical references which are not reproduced here. The “working” bibliography for Projêt Fox, originally on 3 x 5 cards, is rendered in digital form (Category 5 of this digital summary of Projêt Fox).


 

 

Bourgeoisie – 18 items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1974-02-06a: Differentiating Noble classes

1974-02-06b: The Taisand of Dijon

1974-02-06: Roupnel, Bourgeoisie parlementaire

1974-02-10-0001: Daumard & Furet, Structures...Sociales...du XVIIIe siècle

1974-02-13: Fils de riche ou nouveaux riches

1974-02-15-0001: Wealth & Status

1974-02-15-0002: Taylor, Non-Capitalist Wealth

1974-02-15-0003: Taylor, Types of Capitalism

1974-02-21: Wealth vs. Nobility

1974-03-02b: Chaussinand-Nogaret, Capital & Structure

1974-04-29: Lineage Estates & Demography

1974-10-10-0001: Goubert, "Les Officiers Royaux"

 

Capitalism –13 items.

 

 

 

1973-02-10: Lundberg, Rich & Super Rich

1973-02-11-0003: General

1973-04-00-0002: Meisel, Mosca

1974-02-15-0003: Taylor, Types of Capitalism

1975-02-11-0001: Mousnier, Plume

1984-02-10-0001: "Corporations & Angels"

 

Class – 24 items.

 

 

 

1973-01-00-0001: Mayer, "Social Classs"

1973-02-25-0001: Bottomore, Classes in Modern Society

1973-03-04: Single-tax literature of 1900 (& T.S.Eliot)

1973-03-13b: Functionalist Argument

1973-03-13c: Class stratification

1974-03-11: Quandaries of Status & Estate

 

 

Dynastic Officialdom – 23 items.

 

 

 

1973-10-09-0001: Service function.

1974-02-20-0001:16th C. Revolutionaries become 18th C. Conservatives

1974-03-10a: Financial Officials and Noble Status

1974-03-10b: Stages in the History of Dynastic Officialdom

1974-03-17a: 16th & 18th Century Mentalities.

1974-03-17b: What Dynastic Officialdom was trying to Protect

1974-03-02a: Officialdom and Legal Education

1974-04-00b: Social mentality of Dynastic Officialdom

1974-10-17-0001: Genearch & Tenured Noble Mentality

1980-02-28-0001: Dynastic Officialdom undermining dynastic kingship

1984-02-01-0001: Officiers as corporate family

 

England – Several dozen items; none have been digitized.

 

 

Equality – 25 items.

 

 

 

1973-02-02-0001: Early thoughts on historical inequality

1973-02-11-0004: Plamenatz on Equality

1973-02-11-0002: Schaar, Equality

1973-02-11-0005: Spielelbert, Equality

1973-02-12-0001: Miller, Rich Man, Poor Man

1973-06-11: Rawls: Plurality of associations attenuates envy

1974-02-03a: Hereditary right vs Eyequetocracy

 

Family – 24 items.

 

 

 

1973-06-18-0001: France: Shift from Family to Children

1975-11-10b: Family Cohesion & the Presumed Will of the Deceased

1976-01-26: Daumard: Family vs. State

1974-02-08-0002: Demography and wealthy as caste

1974-02-10b: Demographic Continuity & Legal Continuity

1975-01-25: Fortune and Family.

 

Family, Size & Extension – 16 items.

 

 

 

1973-04-01: Perroy, Social Mobility Among French Nobles

1973-06-15: Family & State

1974-00-00b: Summary

1975-00-00: Family Extension

1984-02-17: Lignage--Ménage

 

Family Secrets – 23 items.

 

 

 

1974-00-00-0001: Family Secrets & Retrait successorale

1974-09-08-0001: Care of Future Generations

1975-12-15b: State Laws & Family Secrets

1976-04-07: Notaries, Inheritance, and Family Secrets

 

France, Modern – 44 items.

 

 

 

1973-06-16-0001: Rostow, Sustained Growth

1974-01-11-0001: "Continuation de la Personne"

1984-02-19: Patrimony & Longevity

 

Fraude – 20 items.

 

 

 

1976-01-23a: Registration & Fraud (Daumard, Fortunes Françaises)

1976-01-25: Fraud in Successions

1977-07-01-0001: Assemblé debate on fraude (from Le Monde)

1977-07-01-0002: Penalties for fraude (from Le Monde)

 

French Revolution – 15 items.

 

 

 

1973-10-04-0001: General reflections (5 pages holograph)

1975-09-27-0001: Debate on Succession, 1791

1976-01-23b: Radical & Conservative in Succession Legislation

 

Genetic – 5 items.

 

 

 

1984-02-25-0001: Selfish Gene and Altruistic Man

 

 

Germany – 5 items; none digitized.

 

 

Inheritance, General – 27 items

 

 

 

1973-03-08-0001: Decline hereditary political office

1973-03-14: Divorcing Ownership from Management

1973-03-20: Inheritance Overview

1974-02-02: Changing function of hereditary right

1974-04-00a: 18th Century mentalité

1974-05-18: Notes for CISH paper in San Francisco

1975-00-00-0001: Harrington, Why we Need Socialism in America

 

Italy – 8 items; none digitized.

 

Life Chances – 20 items.

 

 

1973-06-12: Status at Birth, Inheritance, and Life Chances

1973-06-14a: Life Chances

1973-06-15-0001: C.W.Mills, Unemployment & Life Chances

1973-06-17c: How to Imagine, How to Compare

1973-06-17b: Life Chances, Human and Statistical

1973-06-17a: Upper & Lower Strata Chessboards

1973-06-18a: Sociologists & Change, Traditional to Modern

1973-06-18b: Life Chances & Class Conflict

1974-02-03b: Previous International Congresses on my Topic

 

Marriage Contracts – 7 items; none digitized.

 

Marxism – 12 items.

 

 

1975-02-03: Relationship of Projêt Fox to Marxist theory

 

Meritocracy – 12 items.

 

 

1973-02-04-0001: Young, Meritocracy.

1973-02-05-0001: Young, Meritocracy.

1973-02-11: Dennis H. Wrong "Social Inequality w/o Social Stratification."

1973-06-08-0001: Rawls on Distributive Justice

1973-06-14d: Rawl's Theory of Justice

1973-06-14c: Rawls, Wrapup

 

Methodology – 26 items.

 

 

1973-04-00b: Mannheim, Ideology & Utopia

1974-02-04: Humanism and VIe Section [EHESS]

1974-03-10-0001: Antibody ideas in intellectual history

1974-09-08: Legal Historians & Client-Mindedness

1974-09-19: Mousnier, "Problèmes de méthode....16e -18e siècles."

1974-10-18a: Legal History and Social History

1974-10-18b: Historians of Law & Social History

1974-10-19: Theodor Mommsen's Rectoral Address, 1874

1974-10-25-0001: Knowing the actuality vs. Knowing the law

1976-01-05: Changing Perceptions of the Problem

1978-10-09: La Roy Ladurie, "Motionless History"

1978-10-16: De toute fiction l'adroite fausseté

1978-10-18: Fictions (pro & con) A propos of Geny, Sci. et tech., III, 408ff

 

Mobility – 33 items.

 

 

1973-02-14: Sociologists & hereditary principle

1973-02-18-0001: Parker, Myth of Middle Class

1973-02-18-0002: General.

1973-06-15-0002: Mosca on Bureaucracy & Historical Change

1973-06-15-0003: Sociologists' Theory of change & life chances

1973-06-17: Life Chances & lateral mobility

1978-02-16-0001: Social Mobility & Class Consciousness.

 

Nobility – 50 items.

 

 

1973-10-08-0001: Mayer, Noblesse de Bretagne, Mentality.

1974-03-04-0002: Gossman, Medievalism, "Scholars of the Robe"

1974-03-10c: Nobility as Service and as Privilege

1974-03-10-0003: Ford, Robe & Sword

 

Notaries – 20 items; none digitized.

 

Offices – 30 items.

 

 

1974-03-09: Misconceptions about "Venality of Office"

1974-03-01: Venality & Service (using Mastellone)

1974-03-17-0001: Office as a Royal Entail

 

Paradigm Theory – 11 items.

 

 

1973-06-07: Paradigm Theory

1973-06-14e: Foucault, The Order of Things

1974-02-08-0001: Analogues & Anomalies

 

Parlement – 5 items.

 

 

1974-03-00-0001: Bluche, Origine des magistrats du Parlement

 

Paterfamilias – 5 items.

 

 

1975-10-15: Testamentary Power & Family Mentality

 

Patrimony – 22 items; none digitized.

 

Primogeniture – 19 items; none digitized.

 

Projêt Fox – 16 items.

 

 

1972-12-25-0001: Economic Basis for the Affluent Society

1972-12-24a: Galbraith's Affluent Society

1972-12-24b: Basic premises

1973-05-08: As paradigm project

1973-06-03: Main Issues

1977-06-17: Dogmatique & Pratique

1978-08-09: Nature of the Family & Function of Patrimony

1978-09-03: Outline of an Opening for the Monograph

 

Property – 11 items.

 

 

1975-11-10a: Morcellement & Family Perpetuation

 

Propres – 35 items.

 

 

1974-11-04: Propres & social inequality

1974-04-25-0001: Propres & Failure of Commercial Growth

1975-07-27-0001: Propres & Capitalism

 

Rentes – 15 items.

 

 

1974-00-00a: Network of Rentes

1974-10-17: Family Capitalism

 

Réserve & Légitime – 11 items; none digitized.

 

Retrait lignagier – 11 items; none digitized.

 

Royal administration – 17 items.

 

 

1974-03-04-0001: Bosher, French Finances

1974-03-10-0002: Provincial & National Officials

1974-03-10d: Was non-noble hereditary class of officers possible?

1974-03-10e: Monarchomachs, Nobles & Po1ysynodie

 

Saisine – 27 items.

 

 

1977-06-24: Saisine and the State as Creditor

1984-02-08: Saisine, Inventory and Creditors

 

Socialism – 9 items.

 

 

1975-11-11-0001: Jaurès, "La révolution francaise & le droit successoral"

1975-11-11-0002: Jaurès, "La propriété individuelle et le droit successoral"

1975-11-12-0001: Jaurès, "La propriété individuelle et les sociétés de commerce"

1975-11-12-0002: Jaurès, "La propriété individuelle et les loies bourgeoises"

1975-11-13-0001: Jaurès' Problem

 

Society, Theory – 15 items.

 

 

1973-03-13a: Mousnier

1973-04-00c: Mousnier vs Porchnev on Loyseau

1973-04-03: Mousnier, "Les offices de ls Stratificaiton Sociale"

1973-06-14-0001: Rawls: Absence of Justice in Deprived Person

 

Spain – 7 items; none digitized.

 

State – 20 items; none digitized.

 

Succession, Advantaging – 10 items.

 

 

1975-01-02-0001: Levasseur, Portion disponible

1976-01-05-0001: Problem of advantaging

 

Succession, Hereditary – 43 items.

 

 

1974-04-27-0001: Roman & Coutumier Succession

1975-12-15-0001: Intestate Sucession a "Divine Law"

1976-01-22: Individualism & Morcellization

 

Succession, Taxes – 22 items.

 

 

1973-03-00: General

1975-10-05-0001: Proportional & Progressive Taxation

1975-11-14: Turgeon Socialism & Droit d'hérédité

1975-12-15a: Feudal Duties and Feudal Privileges 15 Mars 1790

1975-12-15-0001: Old regime & modern Succession taxes

 

Synchronic/Diachronic – 11 items.

 

 

1973-02-11-0001: Definition of élite.

1973-02-13-0001: Heredity vs Equality

1973-04-00a: General

1973-06-14b: Synchronic-Diachronic & Life Chances

1973-06-14-0002: Nisbet on theory

1974-01-01-0001: According to Braudel

 

United States – Dozens of items; none digitized.

 

Venality – 24 items.

 

 

1974-05-06-0001: Chénon, Hist. gen. droit fr.

 

World Resources & Club of Rome – 14 items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

© Ralph E. Giesey 2008

 

Updated 5/13/09