Images of Kingship in Early Modern France: Louis XI in Political Thought, 1560-1789

Images of Kingship in Early Modern France: Louis XI in Political Thought, 1560-1789

by Adrianna E. Bakos

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Overview

Louis XI, known as "The Spider King" because he wove many intricate plots, lives on in popular imagination primarily as a villain and a cruel, cunning, rather unscrupulous character. Absolutists fled to his banner whilst constitutionalists reviled him as a rapacious totalitarian murderer. In Images of Kingship in Early Modern France, Adrianna Bakos uses the changing nature of Louis XI's historical reputation to explore the intellectual and political climate of early modern France.
Using Louis XI's historical reputation as a prism for fresh investigation, Adrianna Bakos offers new, more complex interpretations of the ideological landscape of early modern France. Images of Kingship in Early Modern France is an important contribution to European historiography and to debates on historical versus political interpretations of Kingship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415867962
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.60(d)

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