When crown forces won louis idea of his position was

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When crown forces won, Louis’ idea of his position was ( royal absolutism again ) 1. He would be the center of all - “ L’etat? C’est moi” “The State? I AM the State” 2. Another slogan a. One King (no rivals among nobles) b. One Law (revised legal code 1640s) c. One Religion ( 1685 – revoked the Edict of Nantes ) 3. During his 72-year reign, he did not once call a meeting of Estates General , the medieval council made up of all French social classes. Thus, the Estates General was unable to check the power of the king. Colbert(louis XIV) Again the same themes 1. Curb those nobles – deal made a. Few taxes b. No political power (courtier/ servant of state) 2. Infrastructure 3. Control of economy a. Mercantilism - state control of economy b. Taxes – salt (gabelle) Land (taille) Louis XIV in turn attempted to extend France’s power beyond borders Spent big time on permanent army (400,000+ soldiers) and expand navy and also expand his style of living 1. Versailles (his home 25 hours outside Paris) – symbol of Royal power 2. Mistresses 3. Courtier and friends + help to build a world power -- expenses never quit reached income (leaving debt) King Chief Minister Henry IV Duke de Sully Louis XIII Cardinal Richelieu Louis XIV Cardinal Mazarin Louis XIV Colbert
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  • Spring '08
  • Barry
  • Louis XIV, Louis XIV of France, Louis XIII of France, Cardinal Richelieu, Cardinal Mazarin

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