Early Modern France 1560-1715

Paperback | April 1, 1998

byRobin Briggs

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This book provides an overall interpretation of a decisive period in French history, from the chaos of the Wars of Religion to the death of Louis XIV. A clear but economical narrative of the major political events is combined with an analysis of the long-term factors which decisively mouldedthe evolution of both state and society.

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This book provides an overall interpretation of a decisive period in French history, from the chaos of the Wars of Religion to the death of Louis XIV. A clear but economical narrative of the major political events is combined with an analysis of the long-term factors which decisively mouldedthe evolution of both state and society.

Robin Briggs is a Fellow of All Souls College and Lecturer in Modern History at Oxford

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.67 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0192892843

ISBN - 13:9780192892843

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List of IllustrationsIntroduction1. The Crisis of the Monarchy2. Economy and Society3. The Government of France, 1598-1715: i) Henri IV to Richelieu, 1598-1624; ii) The Ministry of Richelieu; iii) The Regency, The Fronde, and The Ministry of Cardinal Mazarin; iv) The Personal Rule of Louis XIV4. Belief and CultureAppendix: graphsBibliographyGlossaryIndex

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`this vigorously-written book deserves wide use as an introduction to absolutist France.'History