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From Renaissance monarchy to absolute monarchy : French kings, nobles, & estates

Author: J Russell Major
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins paperbacks edView all editions and formats
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Scholars of modern France have traditionally seen an alliance between the kings and the bourgeoisie, leading to an absolute, centralized monarchy. In this study, the author disputes this view,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Russell Major
ISBN: 0801856310 9780801856310
OCLC Number: 37422335
Notes: Originally published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1994.
Awards: Winner of American Historical Association Leo Gershoy Award 1995
Description: xxi, 444 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: The establishment of renaissance monarchy --
The flowering of the renaissance monarchy --
The late-medieval-renaissance nobility --
The wars of religion --
Henry IV --
The reprieve, 1610-1620 --
France finds a king, 1620-1624 --
Richelieu and Marillac, 1624-1629 --
Marillac and the provincial estates --
The triumph of Richelieu and Mazarin --
The nobility --
Louis XIV --
Kings, nobels, and estates in retropect.
Responsibility: J. Russell Major.

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This is likely to become the standard account of the origins of French absolutism for the next generation. Times Literary Supplement Major has already presented historians with noteworthy studies of Read more...

 
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