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By John J. Hurt

this can be the 1st scholarly learn of the political and monetary dating among Louis XIV and the parlements of France, the Parlement of Paris and all of the provincial tribunals. the writer explains how the king controlled to impose strict political self-discipline for which this reign, and simply this reign, is understood. damage indicates that the king equipped upon that self-discipline to extract huge sums of cash from the judges within the parlements, hence harmful their fiscal pursuits. while the king died in 1715, the regent, Philippe d'Orléans, after a quick try and befriend the parlements via compromise, resorted to the authoritarian tools of Louis XIV and perpetuated the solar King's political and monetary legacy.

This examine calls into query present revisionist knowing of Louis XIV and insists that absolute executive had a harsh fact at its center. established upon broad archival examine, this awesome booklet could be of curiosity to all scholars of the historical past of early smooth France and the monarchies of Europe.

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