Louis XII / Edition 1

Louis XII / Edition 1

by Frederic J. Baumgartner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312161735

ISBN-13: 9780312161736

Pub. Date: 05/01/1996

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

The reign of Louis XII (1498-1515) has been much neglected by historians. Bernard Chevalier has recently described it as belonging to a "no man's land where neither the medievalists nor the modernists dare to penetrate." Overshadowed by the spectacular rule of his successor Francis I, Louis XII has been oddly passed over. While not in the front rank of French

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Overview

The reign of Louis XII (1498-1515) has been much neglected by historians. Bernard Chevalier has recently described it as belonging to a "no man's land where neither the medievalists nor the modernists dare to penetrate." Overshadowed by the spectacular rule of his successor Francis I, Louis XII has been oddly passed over. While not in the front rank of French monarchs, Louis XII, "The Father of the People, " remains an interesting and appealing figure. The events of his reign were highly significant to the future of the French state: from the unremittingly brutal Italian campaigns to Henry VIII's invasion, from Louis's disputes with the Papacy to his marriages' political complications. France's church, legal system, and cultural life (most markedly the introduction of the Renaissance) were all subject to significant change, and many of the achievements commonly associated with Francis I were in fact rooted in those of his predecessor. This is a lucid and highly readable account of a fascinating period in French history and is essential to a clear understanding of sixteenth-century France.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312161736
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
05/01/1996
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Mapsxi
1.At Last a Son1
2.Prince of Blood13
3.Rebel Prince27
4.Le Roi est mort! Vive le Roi!39
5.The Reign Begins55
6.Matters Matrimonial71
7.Monarchy, Ministers, and Money83
8.Vive le Duc de Milan!105
9.A Kingdom Won, a Kingdom Lost119
10.Father of Claude, Father of the People135
11.The Springtime of the French Renaissance153
12.Head of the Gallican Church169
13.Back to Italy183
14.Ministers and Money in the Late Reign199
15.Pere du Peuple versus Papa Terribilis209
16.Last Acts229
17.Legacy245
AppendixThe Monetary System255
Abbreviations and Short Titles Used in the Notes256
Notes257
Bibliography295
Index305

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