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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 Cultural Origins of the French Revolution

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/9780198227458.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins by examining the recent origin of French musical genre, being ironically the creation of an Italian, Jean-Baptiste Lully né Giovanni Battista Lull. The genre did not die with the ... More


The Religion of Versailles

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270034
eISBN:
9780191600685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270038.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The château of Versailles housed a sizeable ecclesiastical establishment, of which the most important was the grand aumônier. Religious life at court followed an elaborate routine of ‘boring ... More


A Model of Conduct from the Age of Chivalry? Honour, International Decline and the End of the Bourbon Monarchy

Hamish Scott

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/9780197265383.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The decline of France as a European power is an established eighteenth-century development and one that was laid at the Bourbon monarchy's door by its critics during the ancien régime. Within a ... More


The Austrian Alliance, the Seven Years’ War and the Emergence of a French ‘National’ Foreign Policy, 1756–1790

Thomas E. Kaiser

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/9780197265383.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

When during the French Revolution the deputies of the National Assembly pondered the reasons for France's decades-long decline as a world power, many attributed it to the Franco-Austrian alliance of ... More


The Coronation: Reflections on the Allegiance of the Clergy

John McManners

in Church and Society in Eighteenth-Century France Volume 1: The Clerical Establishment and its Social Ramifications

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198270034
eISBN:
9780191600685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270038.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The coronation ceremony of Louis XVI in 1775, described in detail, illustrates the sacred character of the French monarchy and the interdependence of Church and State. The multitudinous official ... More


The Golden Age of Ministerial Exile, 1715–74

Julian Swann

in Exile, Imprisonment, or Death: The Politics of Disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198788690
eISBN:
9780191830778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788690.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The reign of Louis XV was marked by ministerial instability, but also the consolidation of a model of ministerial disgrace that had first taken shape under Louis XIV. This chapter examines the ... More


‘All that Finance has spoil'd’: The Government and Venality, 1722–1768

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/9780198205364.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The rule of Louis XV as king of France began with confusing signals about how his ministers would regard venality. This ambiguity would continue throughout the financial administration of Pâris ... More


Of Secrets and Supper Parties: Disgrace at the Court of Louis XV

Julian Swann

in Exile, Imprisonment, or Death: The Politics of Disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198788690
eISBN:
9780191830778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788690.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The court of Louis XV has been depicted as if it was a dusty museum, re-enacting the rituals and ceremonies of the Sun King, but without any vitality as cultural pre-eminence passed to Paris. Using ... More


Punishing the Parlements: Exile, Disgrace, and Judicial Politics

Julian Swann

in Exile, Imprisonment, or Death: The Politics of Disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198788690
eISBN:
9780191830778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788690.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The power to disgrace was not limited to individuals and it formed an essential part of the king’s strategy for managing the great corporations of the realm. The episcopate, cities, and provincial ... More


The Case of France, 1758–1764

Dale K. Van Kley

in Reform Catholicism and the International Suppression of the Jesuits in Enlightenment Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300228465
eISBN:
9780300235616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300228465.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores how France, in acting against the Jesuits, displays the feature of Archetto-centered plotting and planning that was present in diverse degrees in all the suppressing states. The ... More


‘Complaints Lost in the Wind’— French India and the Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: A Global Dimension?

Mike Rapport

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/9780197265383.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In recent years, historians have become increasingly drawn to consider what were once thought of as national problems in a global context. This chapter is inspired by that approach and seeks to ... More


Onontio’s War, Louis XV’s Peace

Christian Ayne Crouch

in Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452444
eISBN:
9780801470394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452444.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter outlines the various interpretations of legitimate violence in the French Atlantic world and describes the stakes that induced European and indigenous men to conduct campaigns or ... 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


Assigning a Value to Valor

Christian Ayne Crouch

in Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452444
eISBN:
9780801470394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452444.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter details a confluence of events in 1757 that radically changed the composition of the royal council and the direction of the war in Europe and North America. These include the foiled ... More


The Village Emerges

Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

in St. Louis Rising: The French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038976
eISBN:
9780252096938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tripartite nature of the settlement pattern that emerged at St. Louis during the 1760s: it consisted of a nuclear village, plowlands for sowing grain, and commons for ... More


The Seller King: Revisiting Control and Authority in French Louisiana

Alexandre Dubé

in European Empires in the American South: Colonial and Environmental Encounters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812193
eISBN:
9781496812230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812193.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The tenuous nature of the French claim on Louisiana during the reign of Louis XV is the focus of Alexandre Dubé’s essay. In the early eighteenth century, French ambition for its American empire was ... More


Last Years 1754–60

Jeremy Black

in George II: Puppet of the Politicians?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898072
eISBN:
9781781380543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898072.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In 1754, George II was already old by the standard of contemporary European monarchs, particularly Louis XV of France. Yet he continued to play an active role in ceremonial and social events and ... More


Epilogue: The Politics of Private Sins—The ‘Privatization’ of Politics

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/9780198703686.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

The epilogue sketches out the consequences of the institutional and ideological transformations regarding the royal conscience. It argues that the ‘privatization’ of royal conscience operated in two ... More


Exile, Imprisonment, or Death: The Politics of Disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789

Julian Swann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198788690
eISBN:
9780191830778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788690.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Between the assassination of Henri IV in 1610 and the French Revolution of 1789, thousands of French nobles, including members of the royal family, courtiers, bishops, generals, and judges suffered ... More


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