The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598-1661 (Seminar Studies) (Hardcover)

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This controversial study takes the provocative line that the French monarchy was a complete success. James turns the idea of royal 'absolutism' on its head by redefining the French monarchy's success from 1598 - 1661.

The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598-1661 maintains that building blocks were not being laid by the so-called architects of absolutism, but that by satisfying long-established, traditional ambitions, cardinal ministers Richelieu and Mazarin undoubtedly made the confident, ambitious reign of the late century possible.

About the Author

Alan James is a lecturer in the Laughton Naval History Unit of the Department of War Studies, King's College London. His is author of The Navy and Government in Early Modern France, 1572-1661 (Boydell, 2004) for which he was awarded the prize of 'Best Young Academic Author of the Year' by the college.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138837058
ISBN-10: 1138837059
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 1st, 2014
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Seminar Studies