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The Absolute State

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School
University of Toronto St. George
Department
History
Course
HIS109Y1
Professor
Kenneth Bartlett
Semester
Fall

Description
The Absolute State Hobbes (1588 1679) Leviathan (1651) Louis XIV (1643 1715) J. Mazarin (b. 1661) Fronde J-B. Colbert (d. 1683) - Beginnings of the shift in the mind of Europe - Working to make the royal masters absolute to the modern mind this sounds horrific o Going beyond the law and creating the law - It is always to better to serve one master, at least the king only robbed you once and protected you from being robbed by other agencies - Central government as a protector from foreign intervention o Nothing compares to armies fighting on your home soil o We are willing to make allowances in freedoms in exchange for safety - Central authority: less civil strive Ideological aspect of absolutism - Hobbes: saw his age as the age of disorder, how can there be order o Was a royalist, but rejected all the evidence provided by Charles: I should be tried by my pears (kings) and because he was divine rules, only God can judge him o Secular notion of kingship: idea of material causes and secular notions concerning www.notesolution.com
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