France Essay by The Research Group

A discussion on the state of France pre and post Louis XIV's rule.
# 73465 | 2,260 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in History (European)

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This paper explores the polemic of Louis XIV that led to the modernization of France and the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a discussion on the state of France before Louis XIV's ascension to the throne and extends to the results of his rule after his death.

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"Louis XIII rejected the Queen Mother and her claims for family in favor of the Cardinal and his claims for the state saying" "I am more obligated to the state". It is argued that this day more than any other single day may be called the birthday of the modern state ..."

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