Richelieu and Mazarin

A Study in Statesmanship

  • Authors
  • David J. Sturdy

Part of the European History in Perspective book series (EUROHIP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-198

About this book


Drawing upon recent research and past studies, David J. Sturdy presents a concise, up-to-date analysis of the private and public careers of two of the most influential ministers in seventeenth-century France.

Richelieu and Mazarin:
- adopts a broadly chronological approach, interspersed with passages at relevant points which compare and contrast the key achievements of the two Cardinals
- examines such central themes as the internal government of France, the ministers' conduct of foreign policy, and the nature of elite and popular resistance to their policies
- explores the political ideas and strategies of Richelieu and Mazarin, the relations between the ministers and the Crown, and the patronage they exercised

The book concludes with a comparative assessment of the significance of the two figures for the history of France.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-75400-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-4392-7
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