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  • France Was An Absolute Monarchy Louis Xiv 1643 1715 Was The Envy Of All Other Rulers In Europe During His Reign He Had Centra - 2,594 words
    France was an absolute monarchy. Louis XIV (1643 1715) was the envy of all other rulers in Europe. During his reign he had centralized the government and had encouraged trade and manufacture. His undoing was the long list of over ambitious wars that he had participated in. His successors Louis XV (1715 74) and Louis XVI (1774 93) also participated in lengthy and costly conflicts. France had suffered defeat in the Seven Years War against Britain (1756 63). Her army in Europe was crushed by the Prussians. The involvement in the American Revolution was for revenge against Britain after the Seven Years War. A fatal weakness in the French absolute monarchy system, was its inability to produce ...
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  • France Was An Absolute Monarchy Louis Xiv 1643 1715 Was The Envy Of All Other Rulers In Europe During His Reign He Had Centra - 2,482 words
    ... French people under one banner. Many of the members of the Legislative Assembly believed that France would unite under one banner to defend itself. On April 20th 1792, the French Legislative Assembly charged Austria with plotting aggression and declared war, starting the first War of the Peoples in the modern world. This was followed by a French invasion of the Austrian Netherlands and two months later the King of Prussia joined Austria in the struggle against France. The French Forces were quickly overcome by the Austrian Forces in Belgium and were driven back into France. The Duke of Brunswick that issued a manifesto saying that Paris would be burnt to the ground if the Royal family we ...
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  • Louis Xiv - 825 words
    Louis XIV annon The term splendid is one that most English speaking people are familiar with. To most of those people it has a meaning related to the overall appearance or feeling of what ever is being described. Websters dictionary defines the term as: 1. magnificent and sumptuous. 2. distinguished or glorious. Splendor is more that that. It is an adjective that could be used to describe something so great and breath taking that one is left awed.The word splendid is often associated with the palace of Versailles, which was built Louis XIV. In the production of this grand structure there was no cost spared. It became a symbol of France, and a model by which all other palaces would be judged. ...
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  • Louis Xiv, The Sun King - 1,029 words
    Louis XIV, The Sun King Louis XIV, The Sun King Louis XIV was only four years old when he succeeded his father to the French throne. Often uncared for, he nearly drowned because no one was watching him as he played near a pond. This began to shape in his young mind an early fear of God. Louis' character was also shaped by the French Civil War. In this, the Paris Parlement rose against the crown. For five years, Louis would suffer fear, cold, hunger and other spirit-breaking events. He would never forgive Paris, the nobles, or the common people. Finally, in 1653, Cardinal Jules Mazarin was able to end the rebellion. He began to instruct Louis on his position as king. Even though Louis XIV was ...
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  • Baroque Art - 637 words
    Baroque Art During the Baroque period, new ideas and views of society and of religion spurred up. To express these new ideas many artists used the ideas of past artists to further expand their own motives. " If I have seen further (than you and Descartes), it is by standing upon the shoulders of Giants." Sir Isaac Newton, 1676 The artists of the baroque period were using past ideals as a ladder to the prevalent and the gallant. Four pieces of art that exceplified the usage of the great minds of the past were; The Rape of the Sabine Women by Nicholas Poussin, The east faade of the Louvre Palace, The View of Delft by Jan Vermeer and The Palace of Versailles. The magnificent artwork of Nicholas ...
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  • Ben Mccann - 862 words
    Ben McCann World History Honors 1st period Louis XIV Louis XIV was an absolute monarch. He inherited the French throne when he was only five. Because Louis XIV was so young, Cardinal Mazarin was the true ruler of France until his death when Louis took control. Louis weakened the power of the nobles by excluding them from his councils and increased the power of the intendants. He made sure that local officials communicated with him regularly. Louis was greatly helped by his finance minister, Jean Baptiste Colbert who believed in mercantilism. French companies were given government funds and tax benefits, so that manufacturing would expand. The French government encouraged people to migrate to ...
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  • Britain And Europe In The Seventeenth Century - 1,595 words
    Britain and Europe in the Seventeenth Century Britain and Europe in the Seventeenth Century J.R. Jones, a Professor of English History in the School of English Studies at the University of East Anglia, England, in Britain and Europe in the Seventeenth Century, has written a very informative and interesting book. Britain and Europe in the Seventeenth Century is a relatively short book that deals with the impact that Britain had on European affairs at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The thesis is basically summed up in the title of the book. To expand on the thesis, Dr. Jones emphasizes the close interdependence of Britain and Europe in the seventeenth century, and shows that events ...
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  • Church History 17001871 - 597 words
    Church History 1700-1871 1700-1871 - The age of Enlightenment. This period can be situated between the death of Louis XIV, in 1715, and the 9th November 1799, when the future emperor Napoleon Bonaparte took power. The intervening period may be divided into several stages: first the Regency, followed by the reigns of Louis XV and Louis XVI, and finally the French Revolution. France, the most populated country in Europe, was to experience almost eighty years of domestic peace and economic prosperity. With the emergence of the philosophical spirit in salons, cafes and clubs, came the gradual erosion of monarchical authority. Strengthened by their new-found financial power, the capitalistic bour ...
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  • Comparison Of Peter The Great And Louis The 14th - 1,017 words
    Comparison Of Peter The Great And Louis The 14Th Video Paper # 1 In this paper I will be comparing the rule of Peter the Great and Louis the XIV. I will also be telling you about the similarities and differences between the videos on the Sun King and Peter I. Information on the leaders Homes St. Petersburg and Versailles will also be included in this essay. For the first paragraph I would like to start off by talking about Chateau de Versailles. Versailles took over 50 years to build, which took hundreds of workers lives. The original residence, built from 1631 to 1634, was primarily a hunting lodge and private retreat for Louis XIII. Not the least important element at Versailles was the lan ...
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  • England Latin Anglia, Political Division Of The Island Of Great Britain, Constituting, With Wales, The Principal Division Of - 4,705 words
    ... ion that was to last for 400 years. William was a hard ruler, punishing England, especially the north, when it disputed his authority. His power and efficiency can be seen in the Domesday Survey, a census for tax purposes, and in the Salisbury Oath of allegiance, which he demanded of all tenants. He appointed Lanfranc, an Italian clergyman, as archbishop of Canterbury. He also promoted church reform, especially by the creation of separate church courts, but retained royal control. When William died in 1087, he gave England to his second son, William II (Rufus), and Normandy to his eldest son, Robert. Henry, his third son, in due time got bothEngland in 1100, when William II died in a hun ...
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  • France And England: A Comparison Of Governments - 913 words
    France and England: A comparison of Governments France and England: A comparison of Governments In Early Modern Europe, countries were discovering and changing the ways in which they operated. While some, for a period of time stuck to their old traditional ways, others were embarking on a journey that would change the course of their country. This paper, will explore and evaluate the two different government styles of France and England one keeping with the traditional ways of their ancestors while the other attempted and succeeded in changing their system of government forever. The French government was ruled by King Louis XIV from 1643-1715 and was considered to be an Absolutist Monarchy. ...
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  • French Canadians In Ne - 2,423 words
    French Canadians In Ne French Canadians & The Blackstone Valley John J. Barron Ethnicity in Massachusetts Wed. 12:30 The French have a lengthy history on this continent. The French became interested in the New World in 1524 when King Francois I sought wealth for his European domain (Brown 19). Expeditions were underwritten by the crown. It was eager to compete with other European powers in search for riches. Included in the early voyages were trips by Frenchman Jacques Cartier. Cartier discovered the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1534 (Brown 21). He made further excursions toward the heartland of the continent, resulting in vast land claims. Another early visitor to America, Samuel de Champlain, o ...
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  • French Revoluion - 761 words
    French Revoluion French Revolution The French Revolution last from 1789 to 1799. This war had many causes that began the revolution. Its causes ranged from the American Revolution, the economic crisis in France, social injustices to the immediate causes like the fall of Bastille, the Convening of he Estate-General, and the Great Fear. As a result of this revolution there many effects , immediate and long term. The immediate effects were the declaration of rights of man, abolishing of olds reign, execution of king and queen, the reign of terror, and war and forming of the citizen-army. The long term effects were the rise of Napoleon, spread of revolutionary ideas, growth of nationalism, and t ...
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  • Great Powers In The 17th And 18th Centuries - 1,510 words
    Great Powers in the 17th and 18th Centuries Great Powers in the 17th and 18th Centuries In the 17th and 18th centuries, Great Britain, France, and the Hapsburg Empire were all competing for the fate of Europe. France, in particular, was caught between being a continental power or a world power; taking control of the Rhine and most of Central Europe, or taking control of The New World. Frances primary goal at the time was for control of the Rhine, but this goal was not without obstacles. Great Britains main concern was to keep the balance of power in Europe on their side, while expanding overseas. The Hapsburg Empires goals were dealing with conquering the Holy Roman Empire and the Germanic s ...
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  • In The Seventeenth Century, The Political Power Of The - 519 words
    In the seventeenth century, the political power of the Parliament in England, and the Monarchy in France increased greatly. These conditions were inspired by three major changes: the aftermath of the reformation, the need for an increased governmental financing, and the reorganizing of central governments. These three points were each resolved in a different way in both England and in France. The first major point which eventually increased political power was the aftermath of the Protestant reformation. In England, after the establishment of the separate Anglican church of England there were many protestant groups left in England still in conflict. These groups all tried to push and pull pa ...
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  • Locke Domat - 619 words
    Locke & Domat Documentary interview with John Locke and Jean Domat. Here are a few words on the background of these two men: Jean Domat is a renowned French jurist in the reign of Luis XIV, who made it his life's task to explain the theory behind royal absolutism by setting French law and social structure into the wider context of the law of nature and the law of God. John Locke, a university-trained philosopher, who witnessed in his youth the struggles of the English Civil War, sided with Parliament against King Charles I and Absolute Monarchy. Let's start the arguments on whether or not Absolute Monarchy is right for the people. Jean, tell us about your main ideas and why do you think this ...
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  • Martin Luther - 1,334 words
    Martin Luther The Reformation began in October 1517 when Martin Luther wrote his 95 theses. Luther was a well-educated son of a miner who earns the right as a middle class by working hard. Luther became a monk and while sitting in the tower outhouse he was inspired by Romans 1:17 The just shall live by faith alone. This encourages him to challenge the church by using this as his thesis for Luthers theology. In 1521 he was excommunicated but he became a national hero because even though his opinions were not new they gave people new hope. One of the first items he did was to say that the Roman Catholic Church was being an Italian church exploiting the Germans. Since Germany was eager to get r ...
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  • Medieval Castles In 1494 The Armies Of The French King, Charles Viii, Invaded Italy To Capture The Kingdom Of Naples They Swe - 1,506 words
    Medieval Castles In 1494 the armies of the French king, Charles VIII, invaded Italy to capture the kingdom of Naples. They swept through the country and bombarded and destroyed many castles. This invasion signaled the end of the castle as a stronghold of defense. For centuries it had been the dominant fortification in Western Europe for the defense of kings, nobility, and townspeople. Ancient cities were often walled to keep out invaders, and within the walls there was usually a citadel, a strongly built fortification occupying the highest or militarily most advantageous position. A castle is much like such a walled city and its citadel contracted into a smaller space. Castles were basically ...
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  • Mercantilism - 561 words
    Mercantilism Mercantilism Economics in the seventeenth and eighteenth century were dominated by the idea of mercantilism. Mercantilism depended on the cooperation between colony and mother country in the shipping and production of raw materials. Domestic industry increased employment, expanded commercial activity within the country and decreased France's dependence on foreign trade. The success of a Mercantile system relied on the government, participating merchants, even nobility and the working class, all had effects on the success of the French economy. France's King Louis XIV played a hugely important role in the success of mercantilism. Louis XIV realized the affects of a successful mer ...
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  • Moliere - 1,468 words
    Moliere Molire Molire, pseudonym of JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN (1622-73), French dramatist, and one of the greatest of all writers of comedies. His universal comic types still delight audiences; his plays are often produced and have been much translated. Molire was born in Paris on January 15, 1622, the son of a wealthy tapestry maker. From an early age he was completely devoted to the theater. In 1643 he joined a theatrical company established by the Bjarts, a family of professional actors; he married one of the members of the family, Armande Bjart, in 1662. The troupe, which Molire named the Illustre Thtre, played in Paris until 1645 and then toured the provinces for 13 years, returning to Par ...
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