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The Resource Éminence : Cardinal Richelieu and the rise of France, Jean-Vincent Blanchard

Éminence : Cardinal Richelieu and the rise of France, Jean-Vincent Blanchard

Label
Éminence : Cardinal Richelieu and the rise of France
Title
Éminence
Title remainder
Cardinal Richelieu and the rise of France
Statement of responsibility
Jean-Vincent Blanchard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chief minister to King Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu was the architect of a new France in the seventeenth century, and the force behind the nation's rise as a European power. Among the first statesmen to clearly understand the necessity of a balance of powers, he was one of the early realist politicians, practicing in the wake of Machiavelli. Forging a nation-state amid the swirl of unruly nobles, widespread corruption, wars of religion, and an ambitious Habsburg empire, Richelieu mastered the politics of absolute power. At times cruel and ruthless, he was always devoted to creating a lasting central authority vested in the monarchy, a power essential to France's position on the European stage for the next two centuries. Jean-Vincent Blanchard's insightful new biography offers a rich portrait of a fascinating man and his era, and gives us a keener understanding of the dark arts of politics.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blanchard, Jean-Vincent
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis
  • Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis
  • Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis de
  • Richelieu, Armand J
  • Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis
  • Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis ((de))
  • Cardinals
  • Statesmen
  • France
  • Cardinals
  • Statesmen
  • France
  • Politik
  • Frankreich
  • Cardinals
  • Statesmen
  • France
Label
Éminence : Cardinal Richelieu and the rise of France, Jean-Vincent Blanchard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise: Toward a coup d'etat (1617) ; Wars of a mother and a son (1617-1620) ; Jupiter's favor (1621-1624) -- The testing: Angel or demon? (1624-1626) ; Wonder by the sea (1627-1628) ; Great storm (1629-1930) -- The passion: Restless dragon (1631-1634) ; War (1635-1637) ; Turning points (1638-1640) ; The final scene (1641-1642) -- Conclusion
Control code
701806397
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vi, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802717047
Lccn
2012454309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)701806397
Label
Éminence : Cardinal Richelieu and the rise of France, Jean-Vincent Blanchard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The rise: Toward a coup d'etat (1617) ; Wars of a mother and a son (1617-1620) ; Jupiter's favor (1621-1624) -- The testing: Angel or demon? (1624-1626) ; Wonder by the sea (1627-1628) ; Great storm (1629-1930) -- The passion: Restless dragon (1631-1634) ; War (1635-1637) ; Turning points (1638-1640) ; The final scene (1641-1642) -- Conclusion
Control code
701806397
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
vi, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802717047
Lccn
2012454309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 300
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)701806397

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