This unique collection of documents with commentary explores the meaning of absolute monarchy by examining how Louis XIV of France became one of Europe's most famous and successful rulers. The documents, newly translated and carefully selected for their readability, examine the problems of the Fronde, Colbert's grasp of the economic and fiscal dimensions of the kingdom, the taming of the rural nobility, the interaction of royal ministers and provincial authorities, the repression of Jansenists and Protestants, popular rebellions, and royal image-making.
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William Beik is at Emory University.
"..an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of absolutism in seventeenth-century France." --Seventeenth-Century News
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Book Description Book Condition: Good. Louis XIV and Absolutism: A Brief Study with Documents (Bedford Series in History & Culture). Bookseller Inventory # Grb1998805