Richelieu and his Age by Joseph Bergin

Richelieu and his Age

EditorJoseph Bergin, Laurence Brockliss

Hardcover | January 1, 1994

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$248.07 online 
$291.00
Earn 1240 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This study of Cardinal Richelieu's career as chief minister to Louis XIII of France presents the original research of eight experts in the field. Linking their work is the belief that Richelieu's ministry was a significant moment in the history of early modern France. The authors reject the traditional picture of Richelieu as the single-handed creator of the French absolute state and the original exponent of Realpolitik. Instead they paint a collective portrait of a statesman politically astute but none the less devout. The Richelieu who emerges is in manyrespects a conservative figure, but one driven by a genuine desire to establish a more just and peaceful society (both in France and in Europe). The emphasis here then is on Richelieu the Cardinal, not Richelieu the secular statesman. The tragedy and irony of his ministry, as the authors alsoshow, was that in order to maintain himself in power, Richelieu had to behave more like a Renaissance prince than a Counter-Reformation prelate.

About The Author

Joseph Bergin is at University of Manchester. Laurence Brockliss is at Magdalen College, Oxford.
The Politics of Religion in Early Modern France
The Politics of Religion in Early Modern France

by Joseph Bergin

$111.55

Available for download

Not available in stores

The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre: The Mysteries of a Crime of State
The Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre: The Mysteries of a Crime of State

by Arlette Jouanna

$17.59$21.99

Available for download

Not available in stores

A History Of France
A History Of France

by Joseph Bergin

$37.94$40.50

In stock online

Not available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Richelieu and his AgeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:306 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.84 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198202318

ISBN - 13:9780198202318

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Richelieu and his Age

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

List of platesList of mapsAbbreviationsNote on quotationsList of contributorsIntroduction1. Richelieu as Chief Minister: A comparative study of the favourite in early seventeenth-century politics2. 'Une Bonne Paix': Richelieu's foreign policy and the peace of Christendom3. Richelieu and reform: Rhetoric and political reality4. Louis XIII, Richelieu, and the royal finances5. Richelieu, the Grands, and the French army6. Richelieu and his bishops? Ministerial power and episcopal patronage under Louis XIII7. Richelieu and the arts8. Richelieu, education, and the stateBibliographyIndex

Editorial Reviews

`...an intriguing insight into the current state of British histriography on early modern France.'Journal of Modern History