Absolutism in France
Absolutism in France 1020-01
Popular in World Civilizations II: World History from c. 1000 to 1800
Popular in History
verified elite notetaker
This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kiana Thompson on Thursday November 19, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 1020-01 at University of Tennessee - Chattanooga taught by Michele White in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 29 views. For similar materials see World Civilizations II: World History from c. 1000 to 1800 in History at University of Tennessee - Chattanooga.
Reviews for Absolutism in France
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 11/19/15
Absolutism in France The Reign of Louis XIV 16431715 the Sun King I Absolutism Defined i Sovereign power of absolute authority in the state rests in the hands of the king who plans to rule by divine right 1 Sovereign Power a Make laws b Right to administer justice c Levey taxes d Determine all foreign amp domestic policies e Control all policy making organs of government 11 Key s to Louis s Success as an Absolute Monarch Louis inherited the throne at the age of five but took over supreme power at twenty three At the time he expressed his determination to be sole ruler of France a Dealing with Those of Noble Birth i People who are most likely to overthrow the King ii King invites leading figures of families to court to give them things to do that were not politically related 1 Help the king get dressed go to the bathroom etc iii Gets Nobles close to him inner circle iv Looked to Nouveau Riche newmoney for advice b Location of Power Versailles i In 1682 Louis moved with his Court to the Chateau de Versailles It served double duty private residence of the king and the location of government 1 L etat c est moi I am the state ii Versailles 230 acres of formal gardens a 1400 fountains b 350 apartments the size and location of apartment one got depended on rank and standing with the king c At its maximum could accommodate 10000 residents d A noble was considered socially and politically dead if he did not live at Versailles Nobles who did not live in Versailles was considered socially and politically dead c Wealth Mercantilism the Economic Policy under Jean Baptiste Colbert i Mercantilism fixed amount of wealth in world which ever country can accumulate the most wins create favorable balance of trade only way to create favorable balance heavy hand regulating state control of trade 1 What ways did the state regulatecontrol trade a Placed heavy tariffs on imported goods b Government loans to abroad funding to boost domestic product c A lot of money put in infrastructure to move parts from one side to another roads canals etc ii Louis s Finance Minister 16611683 Jean Baptiste Colbert iii Adam Smith says no state inference with trade because it will work itself out Laissez faire d Louis s Army i Army 1 100000 men in peacetime and 400000 in time of war 2 Four major wars between 16671713 3 By 1700 France was the most powerful country in Europe ii Louis would spend his money almost as fast it came in iii No monarch no parliament 1 If you would question Louis he would send his army at you
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'