|The Church was used during the ancien regime by the landowning and urban nobility to preserve and maintain their political and social power
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|The Church was used during the ancien regime by the landowning and urban nobility to preserve and maintain their political and social power.
The taking of a marriage partner amongst the nobility was not a matter of choice, but of family policy. By putting younger sons and other members of the clan into the Church, powerful families could be sure of three benefits:
It should also be borne in mind that a large part of the Church's property, donated by various social classes, was an investment that more than paid for itself.
BibliographyAlcalá Flecha, Roberto. Literatura e ideología en el arte de Goya. Zaragoza: Diputación General de Aragón, 1988.
Francisco Javier García Marco
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