The Myth of Absolutism : Change & Continuity in Early Modern European Monarchy, Paperback Book

The Myth of Absolutism : Change & Continuity in Early Modern European Monarchy Paperback

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Conventionally, "absolutism" in early-modern Europe has suggested unfettered autocracy and despotism -- the erosion of rights, the centralisation of decision-making, the loss of liberty.

Everything, in a word, that was un-British but characteristic of ancien-regime France.

Recently historians have questioned such comfortably simplistic views.

This lively investigation of "absolutism" in action -- continent-wide but centred on a detailed comparison of France and England -- dissolves the traditional picture to reveal a much more complex reality; and in so doing illuminates the varied ways in which early-modern Europe was governed.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780582056176

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