Richelieu and Mazarin
A Study in Statesmanship
By (author) David J. Sturdy
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Richelieu and Mazarin by David J. Sturdy
Book DescriptionDrawing upon recent research and past studies, David J. Sturdy presents a concise, up-to-date analysis of the private and public careers of two of the most influential ministers in seventeenth-century France. Richelieu and Mazarin: - adopts a broadly chronological approach, interspersed with passages at relevant points which compare and contrast the key achievements of the two Cardinals - examines such central themes as the internal government of France, the ministers' conduct of foreign policy, and the nature of elite and popular resistance to their policies - explores the political ideas and strategies of Richelieu and Mazarin, the relations between the ministers and the Crown, and the patronage they exercised The book concludes with a comparative assessment of the significance of the two figures for the history of France.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333753996
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David J. Sturdy
Richelieu and Mazarin, Paperback (September 2003)
A concise and comparative analysis of the private and public careers of Richelieu and Mazarin which deals with such central themes as the international government of France and the conduct of foreign policy, as well as the political strategies of the two men, among other aspects.
Fractured Europe, Hardback (January 2002)
This work presents a narrative history of Europe, including Britain and Ireland, from the end of the 16th century to the Treaty of Nystadt in 1721. It is organized around geographical regions, paying as much attention to northern and eastern Europe, as to western and southern.
Louis XIV, Paperback (July 1998)» View all books by David J. Sturdy
Concise study of the defining aspects of the reign of Louis XIV. Sturdy also relates Louis and his regime to the longer-term movements of French history and to some of the wider historical forces of seventeenth century Europe. Aimed at A Level and Undergraduate students. In the EUROPEAN HISTORY IN PERSPECTIVES series.
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Author Biography - David J. Sturdy
DAVID J. STURDY is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Ulster. He specializes in the political and social history of France and in the history of science. His previous publications include Louis XIV, also in the European History in Perspective series.
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