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From Servant of the King to ‘Idol of the Nation’: The Breakdown of Personal Monarchy in Louis XVI’s France

Julian Swann

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The absolute monarchy was a personal monarchy and during the reign of Louis XIV, the king established a tradition that the king should act as his ‘own first minister’, coordinating the work of his ... 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


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


Jean Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Le Triomphe de Louis et de son siècle, dedicated to Louis XIV in 1674 by Jean Desmarets, opens out the traditional celebration of French royal triumphs upon an ambitious conception ... More


Louis XIV and Versailles

T. C. W. BLANNING

in The Culture of Power and the Power of Culture: Old Regime Europe 1660–1789

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227458
eISBN:
9780191678707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227458.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter details the political and cultural transformation which occurred in France during the middle decades of the 17th century as exemplified by the tale of two bedrooms of King Louis XIV — ... More


Church and State from Henri IV to Louis XIV

Robin Briggs

in Communities of Belief: Cultural and Social Tensions in Early Modern France

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206033
eISBN:
9780191676932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206033.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The abjuration of Henri IV was one of those acts in which political and religious elements were inextricably mingled. When the first Bourbon king finally abandoned Protestantism, he effectively ... More


The political principles of Fénelon

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/9780719088377.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Archbishop Fénelon’s advocacy of liberty and the public good in Télémaque (1699) while arguing against Louis XIV’s form of sovereignty resonated strongly with many in Britain, and proved to be a ... More


Solutions

Stuart Carroll

in Blood and Violence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199290451
eISBN:
9780191710490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199290451.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

When Louis XIV assumed personal control of the French government in March 1661, the problems caused by aristocratic violence seemed superficially similar to those faced by his grandfather and father ... More


France 1714–1715

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Discusses the bankrupt state of the French economy when Louis XIV died. It also discusses the regency of Phillippe duc d’Orléans. The operation of the old financial system and Law's recommendations ... More


Status Interaction during the Reign of Louis XIV

Giora Sternberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199640348
eISBN:
9780191747779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640348.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Who preceded whom? Who wore what? Which form of address to use? One of the most striking aspects of the early modern period is the crucial significance that contemporaries ascribed to such questions. ... More


Deliverance

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/9780199841127.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

With the trial of François Fénelon resolved in Rome, Louis-Antoine de Noailles, Archbishop of Paris, decides to end Guyon's imprisonment. He contacts Guyon's children, and they request her release. ... More


Archomania: Venality at the Limit, 1689–1722

William Doyle

in Venality: The Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205364
eISBN:
9780191676598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205364.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The great war, which Louis XIV began when he invaded the Rhineland in September 1688, lasted nine years, forcing all the powers involved to marshal their resources more effectively than ever before. ... More


The Nine Years War

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

William III persuaded the English Parliament to enter the war against Louis XIV in defence of Protestant liberties, and to expand the English army to a size five times larger than Charles II’s forces ... More


Introduction

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/9780195381603.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

The introduction sets out the contexts for understanding the early modern French state's decision to intervene proactively in its subjects' reproductive lives. It defines pronatalism, a terms that ... More


Introduction

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Jean Desmarets, later Sieur de Saint-Sorlin, last jester of the royal Court of France and first Chancellor of the Académie-Française, is arguably one of the most versatile, and certainly one of the ... More


Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Hugh Gaston Hall

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Jean Desmarets, later Sieur de Saint-Sorlin, was a late Renaissance ‘universal man’: first Chancellor and founder-member of the Académie Française, last jester of the French royal court and star ... More


Compulsory registration and its limits, 1665–1671

John J. Hurt

in Louis XIV and the Parlements: The Assertion of Royal Authority

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062353
eISBN:
9781781700372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062353.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Louis XIV and the issues related to registration of laws he dealt with. It also discusses the circumstances and the process by which Louis XIV achieved success in these issues. ... More


Beyond Debate: Venality in the Public Mind

William Doyle

in Venality: The Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205364
eISBN:
9780191676598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205364.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The growth of venality in France was accompanied at every stage by public controversy. In 1688, as Louis XIV prepared to launch a war whose costs would push the sale of public offices to its greatest ... More


Louis XIV and the Parlements: The Assertion of Royal Authority

John J. Hurt

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062353
eISBN:
9781781700372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062353.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This study examines the political and economic relationship between Louis XIV and the parlements of France, the parlement of Paris and all the provincial tribunals. It explains how the king managed ... More


Short Poems and Games

Hugh Gaston Hall

in Richelieu's Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151579
eISBN:
9780191672743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151579.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Like a number of his contemporaries in Court circles, the salons, and the early Académie-Française, Jean Desmarets wrote numerous short poems. In the first years of the Regency of Anne of Austria he ... More


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