-form of government:
16 century-authoritarian monarchy-nobility forced to accept their power but institutions limited their power.
17-18centuries-absolute monarchy-didn't allow institutions to limit power
parliamentary monarchy-parliament(elected group)limited the power of the monarch.
-structure of society:
first estate(clergy),second estate(nobility), third estate(burgeoisie, petite burgeoisie and peasants).
-type of economy:
comercial capitalism: 16century, private business for profit.
mercantilism: 17century(as precious metals caused inflation, protectionist policies to limit imports and encourage exports.