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Absolutism and Constitutionalism Outline

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The Consolidation of Sovereign States in the 17 th Century The Decline of Religious Warfare The effects of the Reformation and the Religious Wars Advantages gained by Centralized monarchs Growing secularization Weakening of Christian militancy and yearning for order Economic and Social Crises Economic and demographic factors—economic decline and slowed population growth Social Tensions—the Witchcraft craze The New Monarchs The implicit deal made between monarchs and aristocrats. Standing Armies New sources of finance Enlarged bureaucracy International Affairs—the “Military Revolution” and the Balance of Power The Age of Absolutism and Constitutional Government Absolutism—the French Model Absolutism and the “Divine Right of Kings” o Limitations and Practical considerations o The piecemeal extension of French Royal control Henry IV (Bourbon) and the extension of Royal Power (1589-1610)
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o Religious compromise—the Edict of Nantes o
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