France and the Estates General of 1614 (Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History)

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In 1614 the French Estates General met for the last time before the Revolution of 1789. The meeting marks the beginning of the political career of Cardinal Richelieu and provides an opportunity for studying the regency of Marie de Medicis. In another sense 1614 marks the end of the Estates General in its early modern form of three separate estates preparing lists of grievances from the preliminary lists submitted to each deputy by his electors, while attending to the needs of the king. This book provides a full description of that last meeting in 1614, based on extensive research into political pamphlets, diplomatic correspondence, records of the royal councils, local and national cahiers and the proces-verbaux of the meetings. The author sets the period in the wider context of the history of France from 1598 to 1616, with particular attention to economic conditions and international relations.

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In 1614 the French Estates General met for the last time before the Revolution of 1789. The meeting marks the beginning of the political career of Cardinal Richelieu and provides an opportunity for studying the regency of Marie de Medicis.

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University of Saskatchewan

John Elliott has had an industrial and academic career and for the past twelve years has been chairman of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodrion. He was Director of the Institute for Employment Studies based at the University of Sussex and until recently was a Professor of Business Studies.


Olwen H. Hufton is a professor of European History and Women's Studies at Harvard University.

Professor H. G. Koenigsberger FBA is one of Britain's senior historians. German by birth, he has taught at Manchester, Nottingham, Cornell and London, and is now Professor of History Emeritus and Fellow, King's College London. Koenigsberger is also a Past President of the International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions, and in 1987 Cambridge published a festschrift in his honour under the title Politics and Culture in Early Modern Europe, ed. Mack and Jacob. In the late 1960s Koenigsberger was a founder-editor (with Professor Sir John Elliott) of the 'Cambridge Studies in Early Modern History' series, where his book is now being published.

Hamish Scott is Professor of International History, University of St Andrews. He is the author of The Rise of the Great Powers, 1648 1815 (1983, with D. McKay) and British Foreign Policy in the Age of the American Revolution (1990).

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