The Resource Louis XIV and the parlements : the assertion of royal authority, John J. Hurt

Louis XIV and the parlements : the assertion of royal authority, John J. Hurt

Label
Louis XIV and the parlements : the assertion of royal authority
Title
Louis XIV and the parlements
Title remainder
the assertion of royal authority
Statement of responsibility
John J. Hurt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first scholarly study of the political and economic relationship between Louis XIV and the parlements of France, the Parlement of Paris and all the provincial tribunals. The author explains how the king managed to overcome the century-old opposition of the parlements to new legislation, and to impose upon them the strict political discipline for which this reign, and only this reign, is known. Hurt shows that the king built upon that discipline to extract large sums of money from the judges in the parlements, notably in the form of forced loans and office sales, thus damaging their economic interests. When the king died in 1715, the regent, Philippe d'Orleans, after a brief attempt to befriend the parlements through compromise, resorted to the authoritarian methods of Louis XIV and perpetuated the Sun King's political and economic legacy." "This study calls into question the current revisionist understanding of the reign of Louis XIV and insists that, after all, absolute government had a harsh reality at its core. Based upon extensive archival research, Louis XIV and the parlements will be of interest to all students of the history of early modern France and the monarchies of Europe." "John J. Hurt is Associate Professor of History at the University of Delaware."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
944/.033
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DC129
LC item number
.H84 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
Label
Louis XIV and the parlements : the assertion of royal authority, John J. Hurt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 200-215) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction: sovereignty and registration of the laws
  • Compulsory registration and its limits, 1665-1671
  • Victory over the parlements, 1671-1675
  • Venal office and the royal breakthrough
  • The ordeal of the parlementaires
  • The regent and the parlements: the bid for cooperation
  • Confronting the Parlement of Paris, 1718
  • Sequels
Control code
ocn608476169
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 217 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423706397
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt15548wb
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.b24319776
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)608476169
  • pebcs1423706390
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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