French Renaissance Monarchy

Author: R. J. Knecht
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317888790
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French Renaissance Monarchy from the Author: R. J. Knecht. First published in 1984, Professor Knecht's study quickly established itself as the best short account of the period. The reigns of Francis I and Henry II, spanning the first half of the sixteenth century, are one of the most colourful and formative periods of French history. In addition to examining the nature and effectiveness of their reigns, Professor Knecht also examines their foreign policies which brought them into conflict with other major powers. For this new edition the author has added a new chapter on patronage and the arts.

Portraits From The French Renaissance And The Wars Of Religion

Author: André Thevet
Publisher: Truman State University Press
ISBN: 1931112983
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Portraits From The French Renaissance And The Wars Of Religion from the Author: André Thevet. Available for the first time in English, these thirteen selections from André Thevet's Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres offer a glimpse of France during a time of great upheaval. Originally published in 1584, Thevet's collection contains over two hundred biographical sketches, detailing the lives of important persons from antiquity to the sixteenth century. Edward Benson and Roger Schlesinger have translated and annotated Thevet's portraits of his contemporaries, and divided them into three categories: monarchs, aristocrats, and scholars. Additionally, an extensive introduction places the work in context and describes the critical attention that Thevet and his writings have received. Together these portraits provide a history of sixteenth-century France as the country underwent tremendous change: from an intellectual renaissance and its first encounter with the New World to the Protestant Reformation and the Wars of Religion that followed. France was irrevocably altered by these events and Thevet's account of the lives of individuals who struggled with them is indispensable.

The Polish Lithuanian Monarchy In European Context C 1500 1795

Author: R. Butterwick
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0333993802
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The Polish Lithuanian Monarchy In European Context C 1500 1795 from the Author: R. Butterwick. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is often considered an 'aberration' where monarchy was reduced by the nobility to impotence, and which was consequently partitioned. However, historians' reappraisal of monarchy in early modern Europe calls for a reconsideration of the extent of Polish-Lithuanian 'divergence'. The essays of this collection assess the institution and idea of monarchy in one of Europe's largest and most neglected states. It will appeal to all those interested in early modern history.

Urban Poetics In The French Renaissance

Author: Elisabeth Hodges
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754662068
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Urban Poetics In The French Renaissance from the Author: Elisabeth Hodges. Through a construct she calls urban poetics, Elisabeth Hodges draws out the relationship between the city and the self in early modern French literature and culture, showing the impact of the city in human history and cultural production to be so profound that it cannot be extricated from what we know by the name of subjectivity. Charting a course between cartography, literary studies, and cultural history, this study opens new vistas on some of the period's defining problems.

From Renaissance Monarchy To Absolute Monarchy

Author: J. Russell Major
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801856310
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From Renaissance Monarchy To Absolute Monarchy from the Author: J. Russell Major. Scholars of early modern France have traditionally seen an alliance between the kings and the bourgeoisie, leading to an absolute, centralized monarchy, perhaps as early as the reign of Francis I (1515-47). In From Renaissance Monarchy to Absolute Monarchy, eminent historian J. Russell Major draws on forty-five years of research to dispute this view, offering both a masterful synthesis of existing scholarship and new information concerning the role of the nobility in these changes. Renaissance monarchs, Major contends, had neither the army nor the bureaucracy to create an absolute monarchy; they were strong only if they won the support of the nobility and other vocal elements of the population. At first they enjoyed this support, but the Wars of Religion revealed their inherent weakness. Major describes the struggle between such statesmen as Bellièvre, Sully, Marillac, and Richelieu to impose their concept of reform and includes an account of how Louis XIV created an absolute monarchy by catering to the interests of the nobility and other provincial leaders. It was this "carrot" approach, accompanied by the threat of the "stick," that undergirded his absolutism. Major concludes that the rise of absolutism was not accompanied, as has often been asserted, by the decline of the nobility. Rather, nobles were able to adapt to changing conditions that included the decline of feudalism, the invention of gunpowder, and inflation. In doing so, they remained the dominant class, whose support kings found it necessary to seek.

France 1500 1715

Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435327514
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France 1500 1715 from the Author: . Heinemann Advanced History offers a differentiation strategy, with books covering AS and A2. Exam preparation includes practice questions, advice on what makes a good answer and help for students on interpreting questions and planning essays.

Politics And Eternity

Author: Francis Oakley
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004113275
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Politics And Eternity from the Author: Francis Oakley. This collection of studies in the history of political thought from late antiquity to the early-eighteenth century ranges broadly across themes of kingship, political theology, constitutional ideas, natural-law thinking and consent theory. The studies are linked together by three shared characteristics. First, all of them explore the continuities that existed during those centuries between legal/political thinking and theology. Second, nearly all of them transgress the sharp dividing line traditionally drawn between the medieval" and the " modern" which did so much in the past to distort our understanding of intellectual developments in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Third, all of them raise historiographic questions or probe the metahistorical/methodological questions which have troubled the field for the past quarter-century and more."

The Art Of Meditation And The French Renaissance Love Lyric

Author: Michael Giordano
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802099467
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The Art Of Meditation And The French Renaissance Love Lyric from the Author: Michael Giordano. The Art of Meditation and the French Renaissance Love Lyric examines the poetics of meditation in the French love lyric at the height of the Lyonnais Renaissance as illustrated by one of the country's most prominent writers. Maurice Scève's Délie is the first French sequence of poems devoted to a single woman in the manner of Petrarch's Rime. It is also the first Renaissance work to use emblems in a sustained work on love. At their core, most amatory lyrics involve a triple relation among lover, beloved, and the meaning of love. Whether the poet-lover is a man or woman, poetic discourse generally takes the form of an interior monologue frequently intermingled with direct and indirect address to the beloved. Though the dominant quality of this lyric is personal introspection, Michael Giordano finds Délie to be consistent with traditions of Christian meditation. He argues that the amatory lyric served as a vehicle for contests of value and paradigm change not only because it was conditioned both by sacred and profane sources, but also because it occurred at a time of religious upheaval and scientific revolution.

War Domination And The Monarchy Of France

Author: Rebecca Ard Boone
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004162143
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War Domination And The Monarchy Of France from the Author: Rebecca Ard Boone. Claude de Seyssel's important political treatise, "The Monarchy of France" (1515) illuminates the link between warfare, the state, and the social order in the Renaissance. In his effort to describe a state capable of conquest and expansion, Seyssel envisioned a new social and political order with radical implications for the French monarchy.