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The Birth of Absolutism: A History of France, 1598-1661
Yves-Marie Bercé's The Birth of Absolutism offers a refreshingly original approach to the history of France between the Edict of Nantes and the personal rule of Louis XIV, a period dominated by the names of two cardinals, Richelieu and Mazarin. Berce brings to the task not only familiarity with the sources and with the French historiography, but also a thorough acquaintanc ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 15th 1995 by Palgrave Macmillan
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