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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


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


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