In 1598, France emerged exhausted from nearly forty years of damaging civil and religious warfare. Good, clean copy with signs of shelf life to boards and a faint 'Services Libraries' stamp to top edges - 304 pages including index. Political philosophers of the period reacted by introducing concepts of the natural law or the divine right of kings. With a tissue-protected photogravure frontispiece and sixteen other plates. Instead the ministries of Richelieu and Mazarin were based on the traditional values of religion, war, and privilege.
Housed in its own slipcase - 264 pages. James turns the idea of royal absolutism on its head by redefining the French monarchys success from 1598 - 1661. Good clean hardback which has fading to covers and spine, but internally very clean. By Dean, Kristie Stroud, Gloucestershire: Amberley Publishing, 2015. Part of the Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought.
The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598-1661 maintains that building blocks were not being laid by the so-called architects of absolutism, but that by satisfyi This controversial study takes the provocative line that the French monarchy was a complete success. Following bourgeois revolutions in America and France, absolutism and constitutionalism became principal opposing political concepts in the West. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire: Cambridge University Press, 2007. Although contradictory, both concepts claimed that unquestionable rule by a single person was the best form of government. Principally, it throws much fresh light on British policy. After giving background on the early Bourbon monarchy he organizes his evidence and assertions into themes, analyzing religion in terms of the parallel Catholic Reformation and the challenges of the Huguenots and Jansenists, War and the Peace of the Pyrenees, the growing power of centralized government and the role of the Fronde in creating royal absolutism more or less as a defense mechanism, and the resulting social order.
This controversial study takes the provocative line that the French monarchy was a complete success. By 1848, a general consensus on constitutionalism was reached, and the method of its implementation became the principal matter of political controversy. This controversial study takes the provocative line that the French monarchy was a complete success. He probably thinks the verse exposes inadequacies in the old northern gods and goddesses. Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany: Herder, 1971.
James turns the idea of royal 'absolutism' on its head by redefining the French monarchy's success from 1598 - 1661. According to Thomas Hobbes, human beings ceded authority to a ruler in exchange for security, which kept society together. This second and fully revised Australian edition includes a new introduction and a rollicking translation of the poem. Alan James is a lecturer in the Laughton Naval History Unit of the Department of War Studies, King's College London. An in-depth study of his dealings with his contemporaries and of information gleaned from the recent discovery of his skeleton. By James, Alan Harlow, Essex: Pearson Education, 2006.
Yet for the last forty years the cultural fire that these young pioneers carried with them from the British Isles hearth has been assailed from all sides. The Reformation of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries caused erosion of monarchical power and the rise of libertarian democratic sentiment in feudal Europe. Whether Anglo-Australia eventually survives or succumbs, its fate may well be a microcosm of. In 1788 Britain founded a tiny new colony half a world away. Includes the complete transcript of the 'Camillagate' and 'Squidgy' tapes as the authors combine their unrivalled royal knowledge and networks to give the first complete account of the disastrous marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Looks at the life and reign of the last Roman Catholic monarch of England, Scotland and Ireland. Clean, bright, unread paperback - 173 pages including index.
. The Origins of French Absolutism, 1598—1661. Absolutist monarchs held nobility under political control by keeping them permanently at luxurious courts and arbitrarily distributing payable honorary duties and titles, while noble estates were managed by exploitative officials. Unread paperback - 272 pages including index. By Starkey, David London: HarperPress, 2008. The origins of French absolutism, 1598-1661.
Göttingen, Germany:Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, 1993. Organised thematically, the book examines the key priorities of government in turn to come to an assessment of the success of French absolutism, defined in its own terms. For the next two centuries millions of young men and women from all over the British Isles - but mostly from England - settled in Australia. Enlightened absolutism was commonly justified as a provider of better living conditions for its subjects. The Jacobin terror during the French Revolution 1789—1799 demonstrated that political freedom was threatened also by democratic absolutism. The system of government founded during this period became known to historians as royal 'absolutism'.