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economy of France in the second half of the reign of Louis XIV

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Published by Interuniversity Centre for European Studies in Montreal .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France
    • Subjects:
    • Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715.,
    • France -- Economic conditions -- 17th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementThomas J. Schaeper.
      SeriesICES research report = Cahier de recherche du CIEE ;, no. 2, ICES research report ;, no. 2.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC275 .S3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination91 leaves ;
      Number of Pages91
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3905062M
      ISBN 100919958060
      LC Control Number81467672

      She was promoted to Duchess inand Dame of the Queen's Palace inand was an important patron of music and the arts, as well as religious establishments. Etiquette became a means of governing. During his minority, the monarchy was governed by Philippe, duke of Orleans until his death in when the regency was taken over by Cardinal Andre Hercule de Fleury. The portrait, painted for her, commemorates her part in saving the dynasty.

      The package of reforms was put together by his finance minister D'Arnouville and was approved by the King and presented in two decrees issued in May He once narrowly escaped drowning in a pond because no one was watching him. For the next twenty years she was the King's confidante and advisor, helping him choose or demote ministers. He fought in several wars for land, two of which were against the Dutch. He wanted to control everything from court etiquette to troop movements, from road building to theological disputes.

      He recommended the king to convoke the Estates General and to allow voting by heads but Louis XVI refused to change voting by order and dismissed Necker for the second time on July 11,just three days before the storming of the Bastille. He first became attached to one of the ladies of the Queen's court, Louise Julie de Maillywho was the same age as he and from an ancient noble family. He had four children with her. When the King insisted that de Fleury was to be included in all meetings between himself and the Duke of Bourbon, the Duke was infuriated and began to undermine de Fleury's position at court. The war of the Spanish Succession was the largest and costliest European war up to that time. Although Louis' recovery earned him the epithet "well-beloved" from a public relieved by his survival, the events at Metz diminished his standing.


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economy of France in the second half of the reign of Louis XIV by Thomas J. Schaeper Download PDF Ebook

He insured that no new chief minister would replace Mazarin. It still stands as a museum for visitors because of its beautiful and lavish architecture. Colbert's influence reached into the French Catholic church, three of his sisters being abbesses of major monasteries, his brother and cousin being elected bishops.

The true glory is to spare it. The faculty of the Sorbonne, then primarily a theological college and a center of Jansenism, demanded clarification from the government. Louis's reign was marked by aggressive French foreign policies. Britain, pressed by the threat of a French invasion of rest of the Netherlands, urged a quick settlement, despite objections from Austria and Sardinina.

Although Philip V was generally accepted by European nations as the legitimate king, tensions rose because of the perceived alliance between Spain and France.

It is sometimes alleged that the king ruled through the bourgeoisiebut, while a number of the most distinguished families of the reign were not of ancient nobility, their faithful and effective service to the king was rewarded in an entirely traditional way—by social elevation.

His minister of the Navy and household of the King, the Conte de Maurepas, was in office the entire period. The marriage ensured ratification of the peace treaty that Mazarin had sought to establish with Hapsburg Spain. The stock of the company first soared and then collapsed intaking the bank with it.

To bring the war to an end, Fleury and Charles VI negotiated an ingenious diplomatic solution. The Jansenists were allied with the Gallicans, theologians who wanted the Catholic Church in France to be distinctly French. He revoked the Edict of Nantes and is known for his aggressive foreign policy.

He also conveniently declared members of nobility exempt from paying taxes, causing them to become even more fiscally dependent on the crown.

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His first goal as absolute monarch was to centralize and rein in control of France. He reorganized several financial and administration aspects of the government at the time and expanded urban law enforcement to create a police force in Paris. He forbade the king to discuss politics with the Queen.

Aftershe did not share her bed with the King. Transportation and shipping were improved with the completion of the Saint-Quentin canal linking the Oise and Somme rivers inwhich was later extended to the Escaut River and the Low Countriesand the systematic building of a national road network.

This had several implications. Louis often cited a Latin maxim declaring, "if anyone who asks by what means he can best defend a kingdom, the answer is, by never wishing to augment it.

The portrait, painted for her, commemorates her part in saving the dynasty. Fleury dictated the choices to be made, and encouraged the king's indecision and flattered his pride.

During the later years of Louis' reign, the revenues - which grew strongly under Colbert - stagnated even declined and the wars proved costlier.

She enjoyed playing cards and never learned French. After six years of murderous war, France won, but their newly prosperous economy was crushed.

Louis XIV (1638

Instead it became known that the King had quietly issued a new decree in Decembercanceling the tax and relying again, entirely, on the " don gratuit ", the voluntary donation by the church of 1, livres.

She was promoted to Duchess inand Dame of the Queen's Palace inand was an important patron of music and the arts, as well as religious establishments.

Today he remains the symbol of absolute economy of France in the second half of the reign of Louis XIV book of the classical age. His persistent effort to modernize France, while France did develop a reputation of renowned glamour and spectacle throughout Europe, seriously harmed him country.

According to the laws of the kingdom, he became not only the master but the owner of the bodies and property of 19 million subjects. Between andhe built a magnificent palace at Versailles and moved his government there from Paris in Dec 01,  · Economic Background As we have seen, Louis XIV came to the throne at age five.

Because of his young age, a trusted member of court, Cardinal Mazarin, was selected to rule for him as regent until Louis came of age. Mazarin was a shrewd economist who had made France into an economic superpower, and was grooming a successor to eventually take his.

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