Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chapter 16, Part I

Terms to Outline:

  • Absolutism's characteristics
    • contrast with absolutism in Eastern Europe
    • divine right of kings
    • contrast with totalitarianism
  • Absolutism in France
    • Henry IV (of Navarre)
    • Duke of Sully
    • Mercantilism
    • other economic reforms under Sully
    • Louis XIII
    • Cardinal Richelieu
    • Intendent system
    • The Fronde
    • Cardinal Mazarin
    • Impact on Louis XIV

Questions to Consider
  • What made absolutism attractive to 17th century monarchs?  
  • How did absolutism in western Europe differ from that of eastern Europe? (We will also discuss this more in Chapter 17)
  • Was absolutism the same as totalitarianism?  Why or why not?
  • To what extent was absolutism "absolute" in France?  How does the role of the Duke of Sully, Cardinal Richelieu, and Cardinal Mazarin help us address this question?

No comments:

Post a Comment