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Louis XIII, the Just

Author: A Lloyd Moote
Publisher: Berkeley ; London : University of California Press, 1991, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this fascinating biography, A. Lloyd Moote provides the first authoritative account of one of the most enigmatic figures of seventeenth-century Europe. Contrary to popular portrayals of the monarch as a hapless king, Moote argues that Louis XIII was a ruler who powerfully shaped his people's destiny. - Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France; König XIII ) Ludwig (Frankreich; Ludwig, Frankreich König
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Lloyd Moote
ISBN: 0520075463 9780520075467 0520064852 9780520064850
OCLC Number: 26299757
Notes: Originally published: 1989.
Description: xiv, 401 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Interpreting Louis XIII --
Part 1 : The formation of a king, 1601-15. A dauphin's world --
The boy king --
King, estates, and state --
Part 2 : Louis the Just comes of age, 1615-24. Royal marriage and coup d'etat --
Seeking an effective mode of governance --
Fighting for just causes --
Growing up in public --
Part 3 : French absolutism in the making, 1624-35. Partnership of king and cardinal --
Ordering priorities --
Alais, Mantua, and the Day of Dupes --
Governmental revolution --
Part 4 : The legacy of Louis XIII, 1635-43. Warfare king, state, and society --
King and culture --
The intimate Louis --
Conclusion : Louis XIII beyond the grave --
Appendix. Map 1 : Louis XIII's France --
Map 2 : Two early royal campaigns, 1614 and 1620 --
Map 3 : The Huguenot challenge, 1621-29 --
Map 4 : The Thirty Years' War and the Habsburg challenge, 1618-43 --
Map 5 : Popular/elite opposition and royal repression, 1617-43.
Responsibility: A. Lloyd Moote.

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"[Moote] provides an unabashedly revisionist picture of Louis XIII and his reign."--"Sixteenth Century Journal

 
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