Richelieu / Edition 2

Richelieu / Edition 2

by R J Knecht
     
 

This concise and up-to-date assessment of Richelieu's career provides an enthralling introduction to the character and exercise of his power. Richelieu governed France for 18 years until his death and until the mid-20th century was viewed by Anglo-Saxon historians as cold, clever and ruthless. Recent interpretations have been more favourable and in this incisive

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This concise and up-to-date assessment of Richelieu's career provides an enthralling introduction to the character and exercise of his power. Richelieu governed France for 18 years until his death and until the mid-20th century was viewed by Anglo-Saxon historians as cold, clever and ruthless. Recent interpretations have been more favourable and in this incisive study R. J. Knecht uses recent research to reassess Richelieu's career and achievements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582437579
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/25/2000
Series:
Profiles In Power Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Richelieu's Rise to Power (1585-1624).

2. Richelieu as Chief Minister.

3. Richelieu's Triumph.

4. Richelieu and the High Nobility.

5. Richelieu and the Huguenots.

6. Richelieu's Foreign Policy (1624-35).

7. Richelieu and War (1635-42).

8. Richelieu, Taxation and Popular Unrest.

9. Richelieu and Absolutism.

10. Richelieu and the Economy.

11. Richelieu as a Propagandist.

12. Richelieu as Patron of Letters.

Epilogue.

Bibliographical Essay.

Glossary.

List of Dates.

Map 1: France in 1630.

Map 2: Central Europe c. 1618.

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