History Of France, 1460-1560

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The period of French history from Louis XI to the Wars of Religion is rarely discussed by historians as a coherent whole. Surveys of the late fifteenth or early sixteenth century have tended to put the emphasis on the distinction between 'late medieval' and 'early modern' characteristics. This book stresses the continuity between medieval and Renaissance France in its institutions; social framework and religious ideas, while taking account of new economic developments from the end of the fifteenth century and the impact of the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312124809
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/15/1995
  • Series: New Studies in Medieval History
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 1,334,673
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Note on Money and Measures
Introduction: French Society and Its Identity 1
1 The Monarchy: Ideology, Presentation and Ritual 29
2 The Court of France from Louis XI to Henri II 57
3 The King, His Council and the Secretariat 90
4 The Crown, Administration and the Provinces 110
5 The Taxation System and Its Burdens 136
6 The French Nobility in the Renaissance 165
7 The French Church in the Age of Reform 207
8 French Foreign Policy, 1460-1560 251
Conclusion 284
Abbreviations 291
Notes 292
Appendices 351
Genealogical Tables 369
Bibliography 382
Index 414
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