Louis XIV and Absolutism A Brief Study with Documents

ISBN-10: 031213309X

ISBN-13: 9780312133092

Edition: 2000

Authors: William Beik

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This collection of documents explores the meaning of absolute monarchy by examing how Louis XIV of France became one of Europe's successful rulers, through integrating the theoretical and practical nature of absolutism.
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List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 247
Size: 4.50" wide x 11.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

List of illustrations
Introduction: Louis XIV and French Absolutism
Absolutism in Theory
French Absolutism in Practice
The Landed Nobility
The Robe Nobility
The Royal Commissioners
The Catholic Church
The Urban Bourgeoisie
The Lower Classes
A Note about the Text
The Documents
Confronting French Society during the Fronde
Paris Rebels against the Crown
Madame de Motteville's Account of the Parisian Disturbances in August 1648
A Mazarinade against the Queen and the Cardinal
An Intimate Discussion between the King and the Queen Regent, His Mother, concerning the Affairs of the Day
The Parlementaires of Aix Strike Back, 1649
Haitze's Account of the Uprising in Aix, 1649
Agen Is Seduced by the Princes
An Account by Bru, Bookseller, 1652
A Revolutionary Party in Bordeaux: The Ormee
Apology for the Ormee
The Ormee Abolishes the Parlement of Bordeaux
The King and the Aristocrats at Court
The King and His Family
Mademoiselle de Montpensier
Saint Maurice
Primi Visconti
The World of the Court
Saint Maurice
Primi Visconti
The Princess Palatine
Exechiel Spanheim
Managing France
Colbert's Instructions for the Commissioners Who Have Been Sent into the Provinces, September 1663
Financial Memorandum by Colbert, Addressed to the King in 1670
Louis XIV's Tax Flows
Reforming the Provinces: The Grands Jours d'Auvergne
Letters Patent for the Establishment of the Grands Jours
Excerpts from the Memoirs of Esprit Flechier
Reforming the Provinces: Interaction with Burgundy
Letters to and from Burgundy
Brulart to Mazarin, Dijon, January 5, 1660
Brulart to Mazarin, Dijon, April 20, 1660
Conde to Colbert, Dijon, June 18, 1662
Brulart to La Vrilliere, Dijon, January 31, 1663
Louis XIV to Brulart, Paris, February 13, 1663
Bouchu to Colbert, Dijon, February 14, 1663
Bouchu to Colbert, Dijon, February 17, 1663
Brulart to La Vrilliere, Dijon, February 21, 1663
Colbert to Bouchu, June 5, 1663
Bouchu to Colbert, Dijon, November 13, 1663
Brulart to Chancellor Seguier, Dijon, December 16, 1663
Bouchu to Colbert, December 10, 1664
Bouchu to Colbert, Dijon, January 25, 1665
Brulart to La Vrilliere, Dijon, January 25, 1665
La Vrilliere to Brulart, Paris, February 3, 1665
Bouchu to Colbert, Port Digoin, October 30, 1665
Bouchu to Colbert, Dijon, March 21, 1666
Bouchu to Colbert, April 21, 1666
Bouchu to Colbert, Auxerre, November 4, 1667
Bouchu to Colbert, Dijon, June 23, 1669
The Viscount Mayor and Echevins of Dijon to Colbert, July 14, 1669
Bouchu to Colbert, Dijon, July 14, 1669
Colbert to Bouchu, Paris, December 19, 1670
Meeting the People of Dijon
Brulart to Louvois, Dijon, June 1673
Request by the City Council of Dijon for a Monitory, November 21, 1668
Extract from the Deliberations of the City Council, April 7, 1671
Petition about Drunken Husbands, April 8, 1672
Illegal Vending, June 30, 1673
Illegal Production, September 11, 1673
Homelessness, September 2, 1674
Illegitimate Births, April 27, 1675
A Riot by Winegrowers, January 1684
Petition to the Mayor and Echevins from the Protesters
Debauchery of Youth, March 28, 1688
Social Unrest: The Revolts of 1675
Eyewitness Account by Ferrant, Agent of the King's Tax Receiver Le Maigre, Bordeaux, March 30, 1675
The Mayor and Consuls of Bergerac to de Seve, Intendant of Bordeaux, May 3, 1675
La Case, Tax Collector from Quimper [Brittany], to Colbert, June 24, 1675
Dallier, Tax Farmer from Nantes, to Colbert, June 25, 1675
The Bishop of Saint Malo to Colbert, July 23, 1675
Absolutism and the Churches
Divine Right Monarchy
Bossuet's Vision in Politics Drawn from the Very Words of Holy Scripture
Bossuet Chides Louis XIV about the State of His Soul
Dealing with the Gallican Church and the Pope
Pope Innocent XI to Louis XIV, December 29, 1679
Memoirs of the Intendant Foucault on the Resistance over the Regale, 1679-1680
Declaration of the Clergy of France, 1682
Dealing with the Jansenists
Suppression of the Abbey of Port Royal des Champs by d'Argenson, Paris Lieutenant of Police, 1709
Dealing with the Huguenots
Commission for the Execution of the Edict of Nantes, 1663
Commentary by Saint Maurice, November 23, 1668
Verbal Abuse, Protestants to Catholics [Summary], 1678
Memoir by the Intendant d'Aguesseau on How to Convert the Pastors and Huguenots of Languedoc, 1679
Verbal Abuse: Catholics to Protestants [Summary], 1680
Letter of the Intendant d'Aguesseau to Secretary of State Chateauneuf, Toulouse, September 29, 1682
Demolition of the Main Protestant Temple in Montpellier, 1682
Report of the Intendant d'Aguesseau on the Situation in Montpellier and Languedoc, July 18, 1683
D'Aguesseau's List of Protestants Who Have Left Languedoc in Violation of the Royal Orders, August 3, 1685
Revocation of the Edict of Nantes, Fontainebleau, October 25, 1685
Royal Dragoons in Languedoc, 1685
List of Property Belonging to Protestants Who Have Fled from the Diocese of Montpellier [Summary], 1686
The Princess Palatine Remembers Louis XIV
The King and His Image
Charles Perrault on Colbert's Plans to Glorify the King
Chapelain to Colbert, Paris, November 18, 1662
Report to the Estates of Languedoc on the Equestrian Statue of the King, October 30, 1686
The King's Own Words
Excerpts from Louis XIV's Memoires for the Instruction of the Dauphin
A Louis XIV Chronology (1638-1715)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography
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