Louis XIV

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Jul 15, 1998 - Europe - 222 pages
This book provides a concise study of the defining aspects of the reign of Louis XIV. The nature of French monarchy, methods of government, Louis's relationship to his subjects and to the churches, the organisation of cultural life, and France's relations with the rest of Europe are all considered. Dr. Sturdy relates Louis and his regime to the longer-term movements of French history and to some of the wider historical forces at work in seventeenth-century Europe. He raises past and present historiographical controversies surrounding Louis XIV and indicates some of the major problems in interpretation which still confront historians.
 

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Contents

and the Government of France
22
The Intendants
36
and his Subjects
50
Justice
67
Louis XIV and the Churches
74
Louis XIV and the Direction of Ideas in France
100
Louis XIV and Europe
123
Concluding Discussion
154
Notes and References
167
Bibliographical Guide
179
Index
191
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