J. H. Shennan surveys the reign of Louis XIV in three broad, interrelated sections which consider the character and outlook of the King, his domestic and foreign policy, and the personality cult of the Sun King. Shennan focuses particularly on the King's reactions to the problems of raising finance, religious issues, his creation of a state machinegiving more power to central government then any dynastic ruler had exercised beforeand concludes with a lucid analysis of Louis' foreign policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134875955
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/13/2013
  • Series: Lancaster Pamphlets
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Pages: 64
  • File size: 883 KB

Table of Contents

Prologue 1
Influences upon the king 2
Religion 2
The Law 4
The Family 7
The Frondes 10
Domestic policy 12
Central Government: The Administrative Structure 12
The Administration of the Provinces 16
Personalities and Policies 18
Jean-Baptiste Colbert 19
The rise of the Phelypeaux 23
The family of Le Tellier 25
Religious Issues 26
The Huguenots and the Revolution of the Edict of Nantes 26
Jansenism 29
Foreign policy 32
Introduction 32
The War of Devolution (1667-8) 33
The Dutch War (1672-8/9) 34
The Road to Ratisbon 36
The Nine Years War (1688-97) 38
The Partition Treaties 41
The War of the Spanish Succession (1701-13/14) 42
Conclusion 46
Epilogue 47
Bibliography 49
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