Absolutism and Society in Early Modern France

History 280B.004

Spring 2006
Instructor: 
Sahlins
Location: 
206 Wheeler
Day & Time: 
M 2-4
CCN: 
39532
Units: 
Units

This seminar, which can be taken as a 285, examines older and recent historiographic debates about the nature of ?absolutism? in France, studied within a broader European context. Topics will include: the 17th ?century crisis; structures of governance; the social foundations of absolutism; politics and the court of Louis XIV; the semiotics of kingship; absolutist citizenship and the law; foreigners, religious minorities and the body politic; the origins of the French Enlightenment.

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Students must contact instructor before enrolling.