HIS244H1 Lecture : Absolutism

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he subverted the old nobles by his system of attendance www. notesolution. com. what makes the 17th century special is not just the rise of absolutism but the sheer cost of wars. a lot of underage monarchs, r ipe conditions for nobles to grab power. so, there are weaker monarchs during this time. still a lot of regional diversity and power centres. however, not completely divorced from national power. 1648, louis xiv, regency council in place (anne of austria and cardinal mazarin) 1651 at 13 years old, louis declares his sovereignty. parlements: courts, has both judicial and parliamentary functions. Intendants were there to watch over judicial and tax collecting officers to make sure they were doing their job properly. In the late phase of the thirty years war, the war costs were through the roof,

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