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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


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


Richelieu, Desmarets, and Theatre

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/9780198151579.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Jean Desmarets's dramatic works, written at the request of Cardinal Richelieu and for his theatres, comprise seven plays, first performed between February 19, 1636, when or soon after the small ... More


Plays for the Grand'Salle of the Palais-Cardinal

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/9780198151579.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

As early as 1638, Jean Desmarets began working on plays for performance in the planned Grand'Salle de spectacle in the Palais-Cardinal. His last three plays are experimental and innovative, ... More


Devotional Prose

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/9780198151579.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The works considered in this chapter include a book by each of the two Cardinals de Richelieu revised by Jean Desmarets, together with over a dozen volumes of his own new works, translations, and ... More


Conclusion

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/9780198151579.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The epigraph expresses a conception of creative writing and art constant in Jean Desmaret's career even before his entry into Cardinal Richelieu's personal service and already common among Court ... More


Defending Virtue: Sirmond and La Mothe Le Vayer

Michael Moriarty

in Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199589371
eISBN:
9780191728808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589371.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, European Literature

The connection between Jansenius and French ecclesiastical politics is described: Richelieu opposed Jansenius partly because of his friendship with the abbé de Saint-Cyran, whom Richelieu regarded as ... More


Secular Simony: The Clergy and the Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France

William Doyle

in Religious Change in Europe 1650–1914: Essays for John McManners

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205968
eISBN:
9780191676871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205968.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Religion

The laws governing French venality were deeply marked by the ways of the Church. This did not prevent the clergy, through their representatives in successive Estates-General, from taking a lead ... More


. The Foreign Ministry at the End of the Nineteenth Century: Its History, Structure, and Practice

M. B. HAYNE

in he French Foreign Office and the Origins of the First World War, 1898–1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202707
eISBN:
9780191675492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202707.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter provides an in-depth analysis on the evolution of the Foreign Ministry by illustrating its history, structure, and practice. It was only until Cardinal Richelieu's period that definitive ... More


Dignified Retreat: Writers and Intellectuals in the Age of Richelieu

Robert A. Schneider

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198826323
eISBN:
9780191865275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826323.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

Cardinal Richelieu, Louis XIII’s first minister and the architect of French absolutism, is often celebrated for his role in reviving the arts and letters in the crucial period in the formation of ... More


The Richelieu Effect

Joseph Bergin

in Politics of Religion in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207699
eISBN:
9780300210460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207699.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the politico-religious situation when Cardinal Richelieu was chief minister. In 1625, an assembly of the clergy issued a manifesto that defined episcopal authority and ... More


The Fiscal Nexus and its Ramifications

Joseph Bergin

in Politics of Religion in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300207699
eISBN:
9780300210460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207699.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses controversies surrounding the relations between the church and French monarchy. Royal ministers, church leaders, and magistrates were concerned about the emergence of ad hoc ... More


The Moth and the Flame

Gregory Hanlon

in The Hero of Italy: Odoardo Farnese, Duke of Parma, his Soldiers, and his Subjects in the Thirty Years' War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199687244
eISBN:
9780191767043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687244.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Military History

The Farnese dukes of Parma and Piacenza were imposed by the Papacy and the Emperor on the rich territories of northern Italy, dominated until then by a powerful feudal nobility. In the framework of a ... More


Conclusion

Robert A. Schneider

in Dignified Retreat: Writers and Intellectuals in the Age of Richelieu

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198826323
eISBN:
9780191865275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826323.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter summarizes the main themes of the book and speculates on some of the implications for our broader understanding of historical development. It reviews the previous seven chapters and ... More


The Founding of the Académie Française and Its Development through the Late Seventeenth Century

Michael P. Fitzsimmons

in The Place of Words: The Académie Française and Its Dictionary during an Age of Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190644536
eISBN:
9780190644567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190644536.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

What would become the Académie Française had modest beginnings as an informal weekly gathering of young men in Paris to discuss literary matters. Although its members tried to keep their meetings ... More


Judging Well

Emma Gilby

in Descartes's Fictions: Reading Philosophy with Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198831891
eISBN:
9780191869723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831891.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

When Marin Mersenne reflects upon the 1637 Discours de la méthode, he is anxious about what Descartes teaches us on the subject of flexibility and changing our minds. His worry is that Descartes ... More


Confessors: Courtiers and Prophets?

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/9780198703686.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

Despite Bellarmine’s authoritative template for royal confessors, the practical experience raised deeper anxieties over how to survive as voices of conscience in the adverse environment of ... More


The Crisis of Counsel of 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/9780198703686.003.0015
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter retraces how the trust in ‘counsel of conscience’ and scholastic expertise slowly eroded over the first half of the seventeenth century. Spanish criticism focused mainly on the ... More


Richelieu and Writers

Robert A. Schneider

in Dignified Retreat: Writers and Intellectuals in the Age of Richelieu

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198826323
eISBN:
9780191865275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826323.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Ideas

The first part of this chapter deals with the founding of the Académie française. It argues against the traditional image of this institution as Richelieu’s creation and as the embodiment of ... More


Introduction

Alistair Malcolm

in Royal Favouritism and the Governing Elite of the Spanish Monarchy, 1640-1665

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198791904
eISBN:
9780191834158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791904.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

The book begins with a discussion of the seventeenth-century practice by which kings delegated their authority to single all-powerful ministers (validos). A historiographical survey of research on ... More


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