Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. David Potter
    Pages 90-109
  3. David Potter
    Pages 110-135
  4. David Potter
    Pages 136-164
  5. David Potter
    Pages 165-206
  6. David Potter
    Pages 207-250
  7. David Potter
    Pages 251-283
  8. David Potter
    Pages 284-290
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 291-438

About this book


A survey of French history from the reign of Louis XI to the outbreak of the Wars of Religion that isolates some of the controversial theories of the period: state building, nobility and clientage and the Reformation and discusses them with full attention to the regional diversity of France. It also introduces the reader to recent research on the court and government set in the context of the basic social and economic movements of the period. It is argued that the basic identity of France as a nation was reinforced under the aegis of monarchical legitimacy backed by the nobility and the church, setting the pattern for the rest of the Ancien Regime.


France history monarchy nation reformation Renaissance society

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