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Frontenac: The Courtier Governor

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Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac (1622-1698), was a towering figure in North American history. Appointed in 1672 as governor general of New France, he was credited with intimidating the Iroquois, defying British colonial military might, and promoting Frances imperial expansion to the west. W. J. Eccles masterfully debunks these myths, created in part by Francis Parkman, and reveals Frontenac as an anachronism who sought to maintain his privileged status through corruption, favors at court, and the illicit pursuit of commerce in the West. A deft analysis and reexamination of official administrative and military sources have made Frontenac the classic study of a complex and historically misrepresented governor.

About the Author

W. J. Eccles was a professor of history at the University of Toronto and wrote several classic works on New France, including The Canadian Frontier, 1534-1760 and The French in North America, 1500-1765. Peter Moogk is a professor of history at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of La Nouvelle France: The Making of French Canada and Building a House in New France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803267503
Subtitle:
The Courtier Governor
Introduction:
Moogk, Peter
Introduction:
Moogk, Peter
Author:
Eccles, W. J.
Author:
Moogk, Peter
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Governors
Subject:
New France
Subject:
Nouvelle-France
Subject:
Gouverneurs
Subject:
Canada History To 1763 (New France)
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 534
Publication Date:
20031201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 maps, index
Pages:
410
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.3 lb

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