Mazarin: The Crisis of Absolutism in France

Mazarin: The Crisis of Absolutism in France

by Geoffrey Treasure
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415162114

ISBN-13: 9780415162111

Pub. Date: 05/23/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Mazarin was the model statesman of the early modern period in French history. This book follows his career from pupil of the Jesuits, through legate in Paris and Avignon, to service for Louis XIII and beyond. Mazarin's role in the survival of absolute monarchy during the upheavals of the Fronde and his guidance of the young Louis XIV are given full weight. His

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Mazarin was the model statesman of the early modern period in French history. This book follows his career from pupil of the Jesuits, through legate in Paris and Avignon, to service for Louis XIII and beyond. Mazarin's role in the survival of absolute monarchy during the upheavals of the Fronde and his guidance of the young Louis XIV are given full weight. His crucial part in many diplomatic exchanges, and in particular those which brought an end to the Thirty Years War and the Franco-Spanish War, is examined in detail. His life is placed in the context of a study of the times, highlighting the rapidly changing nature of government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415162111
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/23/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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