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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title A History of France, 1460–1560
  • Book Subtitle The Emergence of a Nation State
  • Authors David Potter
  • Series Title New Studies in Medieval History
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-54123-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-54124-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-23848-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 456
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Early Modern Europe
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