HIS244H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Primus Inter Pares, Jean Bodin, Salic Law
The rise of the modern state (part ii) absolutist states. Rulers extended their states and the power of their states at the turn of the 18th century. Late 17th-early 18th century: rule is based on their own ability to rally subjects, loyalty to the king doesn"t necessarily mean being loyal to the state. Theories behind absolutism: jean bodin: very early theorists of absolute rule the king can"t proclaim laws without consent of his people, jacques bossuet (mid. Kingdom (usually with catholic church) desire to eliminate challenges to authority, catholic church helps to confirm the image of the king as a. Catholic figure serving god"s interests on earth. Louis 14th: perfect model of absolute monarch. Louis 13th: roots put in place by previous bourbon monarchs, cardinal richelieu: expanded the bureaucracy in france, increased revenue of crown, new royal commissioners intendants , anne of austria (appointed interim regency) and cardinal mazarin after. Royal household grew significantly under louis 14th f.