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The Politics of Fertility in Seventeenth-Century France

Leslie Tuttle

in Conceiving the Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195381603
eISBN:
9780199870295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381603.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Human fertility was a political issue in modern France long before eighteenth‐century writers raised concerns about depopulation. This chapters surveys seventeenth‐century thinking about the ... More


Forms of Self-Knowledge

Michael Moriarty

in Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

‘Self-knowledge’ in early modern writers is not simply psychological or introspective awareness of self: it can also involve apprehending oneself in terms of a conception of human nature and of human ... More


Vincennes

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Guyon presents a brief prologue explaining her motives for writing the Prison Narratives. She discusses her conflict with Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, the Bishop of Meaux, which led to her arrest and ... More


Missing Evidence

Ronney Mourad and Dianne Guenin-Lelle

in The Prison Narratives of Jeanne Guyon

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841127
eISBN:
9780199919536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841127.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Guyon presents herself as a pawn in a public conflict—the Quietist Affair—taking place between Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet and François Fénelon about the legitimacy of mystical prayer. She insists that ... More


Particularity and Apologetics

Richard Parish

in Catholic Particularity in Seventeenth-Century French Writing: 'Christianity is Strange'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596669
eISBN:
9780191729126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596669.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The chapter takes as its major focus the incomplete apologetic project (known as the Pensées) of Blaise Pascal. It gives an account of the text’s difficulties and seeks to establish the nature of its ... More


Particularity and Language (ii): Talking for God

Richard Parish

in Catholic Particularity in Seventeenth-Century French Writing: 'Christianity is Strange'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596669
eISBN:
9780191729126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596669.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The chapter is again divided into two parts. The first deals with the question of rhetoric and pulpit oratory, as successive generations of Christian teachers grapple with the inadequacies of ... More


Particularity and Polemic (ii): Quietism

Richard Parish

in Catholic Particularity in Seventeenth-Century French Writing: 'Christianity is Strange'

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199596669
eISBN:
9780191729126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596669.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The second part of this bipartite enquiry looks at the movement known as Quietism. This is above all associated with its principal exponent, Madame Guyon, whose works are examined. It looks at the ... More


Early Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Modern Age

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter discusses how the same social inequalities, hierarchy, economic hardship, and political forms which fed social discontent and frustration in the 18th century already existed, at least in ... More


The reign of Louis XIV: absolute monarchy

Andrew Mansfield

in Ideas of Monarchical Reform: Fénelon, Jacobitism, and the political works of the Chevalier Ramsay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719088377
eISBN:
9781526103901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088377.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In the first of two contextual chapters surveying French political ideology, this begins by looking at the advent of Louis XIV’s personal rule from 1661. By assessing the king’s own views on kingship ... More


Imitations of Christ in 17th-century France: Some attendant difficulties: Lecture in Modern Languages read 22 May 2013 by

Richard Parish

in British Academy Lectures 2012-13: Published in the online Journal of the British Academy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265666
eISBN:
9780191771927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265666.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The most important verse paraphrase of the Imitation of Christ in 17th-century France was written by the dramatist Pierre Corneille. In his paratexts he discusses the difficulties he has encountered ... More


Holy Terror and Divine Majesty

Ronald Schechter

in A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226499574
eISBN:
9780226499604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499604.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The positive connotations of the word “terror” derive ultimately from the Bible. The Latin word terror appears 47 times in the Vulgate and typically indicates God’s rightful power to terrify or the ... More


The Terror of Their Enemies: Kings and Nations

Ronald Schechter

in A Genealogy of Terror in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226499574
eISBN:
9780226499604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499604.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

According to the Divine Right theory of kingship, monarchs drew their legitimacy and characteristics from God. They therefore shared in God’s rightful power to terrify. Supporters of absolutism ... More


Tradition

Eliyahu Stern

in Jewish Materialism: The Intellectual Revolution of the 1870s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221800
eISBN:
9780300235586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221800.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter describes the state of the Jews living in the Russian Empire from 1840 to 1860. It details the Russian Empire’s economic and religious program to make Jews “Russians of the Mosaic ... More


Early Reactions to the Essay on Development: Outside of Rome

C. Michael Shea

in Newman's Early Roman Catholic Legacy, 1845-1854

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198802563
eISBN:
9780191840845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802563.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explores the social dimensions of the Essay on Development’s initial reception in England among Roman Catholics after Newman’s conversion to Roman Catholicism on October 9, 1845 through ... More


The theoretical mediation: the cross in Roman Catholic theology: the continuing paradigm of Tridentine orthodoxy

Richard Viladesau

in The Pathos of the Cross: The Passion of Christ in Theology and the Arts-The Baroque Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352685
eISBN:
9780199352708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352685.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

With few exceptions, Roman Catholic thought in the Baroque period was not innovative regarding the theology of the cross, or indeed in doctrinal theology. In general, soteriology took a secondary ... More


Privatizing Royal Conscience

Nicole Reinhardt

in Voices of Conscience: Royal Confessors and Political Counsel in Seventeenth-Century Spain and France

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198703686
eISBN:
9780191772856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703686.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

By 1700 the concept of counsel of conscience and the trust in royal confessors as competent counsellors had collapsed. In the wake of the regime change that followed both the death of Louis XIV and ... More


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