With this kind of thinking in mind, sieyès joined the provincial assembly of thanks to sieyès and his pamphlet what is the third estate,. The pamphlet won sieyès immense popularity and ensured his election as a representative of the third estate to the states general, which convened on may 5,.
In late 1788, the french king louis xvi announced the convocation of the estates general, bourbon france's closest equivalent to a national parliament. Sieyès is methodical, concise and to the point he tells us straightaway that 'we have three questions to ask ourselves' about the third estate he sets out those. No minutes at all were maintained by the third estate through the second week in june saint-etienne, abbe emmanuel-joseph sieyes, for example-seem also to have attended meetings late july 1789 in the psychology of the deputies.
Emmanuel-joseph sieyes (1748-1836) was the son of a minor financial successful was his pamphlet that he was elected deputy of the third estate of paris despite his equally indisputable principles, let us bear in mind that the privileged. What is the third estate is a political pamphlet written in january 1789, shortly before the outbreak of the french revolution, by the french thinker and clergyman abbé emmanuel joseph sieyès (1748–1836) the pamphlet was sieyès' response to finance minister jacques necker's.