The impact of absolutism in France
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The impact of absolutism in France national experience under Richelieu, Mazarin, and Louis XIV by William Farr Church

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Published by Wiley in New York .
Written in English



  • France


  • Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis, duc de, 1585-1642,
  • Mazarin, Jules, 1602-1661,
  • Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715,
  • France -- Politics and government. -- 17th century

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by William F. Church.
SeriesMajor issues in history
LC ClassificationsDC121 .C5
The Physical Object
Pagination195 p.
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5621933M
ISBN 100471156329
LC Control Number68031294

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THE IMPACT OF ABSOLUTISM IN FRANCE: National Experience Under Richelieu, Mazarin, and Louis XIV. Church, William F. ed.   This analysis of the provincial reality of absolutism argues that the relationship between the regional aristocracy and the crown was a key factor in influencing the traditional social system of seventeenth century France/5. Why was Louis XIV successful in pacifying the same aristocrats who had been troublesome for Richelieu and Mazarin? What role did absolutism play in reinforcing or changing the traditional social system in seventeenth-century France? This analysis of the provincial reality of absolutism argues that the answers to these questions lie in the relationship between the . Absolutism in France (Order #A) European monarchs did not simply emerge on the scene as absolute rulers but slowly acquired supreme power over a long period of time. This interest in becoming absolute rulers infected the European monarchs, becoming particularly acute during the religious wars of the 16th century.

Absolutism in France The Foundations of French Absolutism: When Henry IV became King of France in , he inherited a royal mess. Peasants were on the verge of starvation due to poor harvests; wolves, and bands of demoralized soldiers were a constant danger, and the population shrinking.   Absolutism within France was a political system associated with kings such as Louis XIII and, more particularly, Louis XIV. Absolutism or absolute monarchical rule was developing across Europe during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Important politicians such as Cardinal Richilieu were staunch supporters of absolutism.   The Effects of: The Age of Absolutism Janu Uncategorized silentsoundx If there is one key aspect about France which made it presumably successful in the eighteenth century, it is the dominance of Absolutism in the country’s system. Absolutism, the political doctrine and practice of unlimited centralized authority and absolute sovereignty, as vested especially in a monarch or dictator. The essence of an absolutist system is that the ruling power is not subject to regularized .

France, on the other hand, saw Louis XIV strengthening his own offices and weakening both the Estates General and the local nobility. Absolutism, a political theory holding that all power should be vested in one ruler, was attempted by James I and Charles I of England, and Louis XIV of France. Absolute monarchy in France slowly emerged in the 16th century and became firmly established during the 17th te monarchy is a variation of the governmental form of monarchy in which the monarch holds supreme authority and where that authority is not restricted by any written laws, legislature, or customs. In France, Louis XIV was the most famous exemplar of absolute . () Minister to Louis XIII. His three point plan (1. Break the power of the nobility, 2. Humble the House of Austria, 3. Control the Protestants) helped to send France on the road to absolute monarchy. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 22 cm. Contents: Introduction. Part I: The Problem of Social Unrest in Sevententh-Century France: The Permanent Crisis in French Society / Roland Monsnier --Part II: The Ministries of Richelieu and Mazarin --Sources: 1.A Program for the King / Richelieu