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The travails of conscience : the Arnauld family and the Ancien Régime

Author: Alexander Sedgwick
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Series: Harvard historical studies, v. 128.
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The Arnauld family rose to prominence at the end of the sixteenth century by attaching themselves to the king. Their power and influence depended upon absolute loyalty and obedience to the sovereign whose own power they sought to enhance. Dictates of conscience, however, brought all that to an end and put them in conflict with both king and pope. The dramatic appeal of this book is underscored by a tumultuous period  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Sedgwick, Alexander, 1930-
Travails of conscience.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)645799602
Named Person: Arnold family.; Arnauld (Famille); Arnauld (Family); Arnauld (Familie)
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Sedgwick
ISBN: 0674905679 9780674905672
OCLC Number: 38096855
Description: x, 297 p. : geneal. tables ; 24 cm.
Contents: Genealogy of the Arnauld Family, Fifteenth-Eighteenth Centuries --
1. Introduction --
2. The Early Generations --
3. Angelique the Reformer --
4. The Conversion of a Family: The Women --
5. The Reformation of a Family: The Solitaires --
6. Robert Arnauld d'Andilly: The Patriarch --
7. Le Grand Arnauld and the Origins of Jansenism --
8. The Arnauld Family during the Fronde --
9. The Confrontation --
10. Pomponne: The Rise and Fall of a Minister --
11. Toward the Destruction of Port-Royal --
12. The Marquis's Children: Jansenists in Spite of Themselves --
13. The Arnaulds in History.
Series Title: Harvard historical studies, v. 128.
Responsibility: Alexander Sedgwick.

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Alexander Sedgwick explores a tumultuous period of French history which coincided with and punctuates the Arnauld family's struggle with the world. He show how this family reacted to political and  Read more...

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