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Richelieu and Olivares

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Cardinal Richelieu is one of the best known and most studied statesmen in European history; his Spanish contemporary and rival, the Count-Duke of Olivares, one of the least known. The contrasting historical fortunes of the two men reflect the outcome of the great struggle in seventeenth-century Europe between France and Spain: the triumph of France assured the fame of Richelieu, while Spain's failure condemned Olivares to historical neglect. This fascinating book by the distinguished historian J. H. Elliott argues that contemporaries, for whom Olivares was at least as important as Richelieu, shared none of posterity's certainty about the inevitability of that outcome. His absorbing comparative portrait of the two men, as personalities and as statesmen, through their policies and their mutual struggle, offers unique insights into seventeenth-century Europe and the nature of power and statesmanship.

Synopsis:

A comparative portrait of Richelieu and Olivares, as personalities and as statesmen, drawn through study of their policies and their mutual struggle. This book also offers insights into 17th-century Europe and the nature of power and statesmanship.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Statesmen and rivals; 2. Masters and servants; 3. Restoration and reform; 4. Mantua and its consequences; 5. War and raison d'etat; 6. Failure and success; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521406741
Author:
Elliott, John Huxtable
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Elliott, J. H.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Richelieu, armand jean du plessis, duc de, 15
Subject:
Richelieu Armand du Plesses, duc de
Subject:
Richelieu Armand du Plesses, duc de Richelieu
Subject:
Olivares, Gaspar de Guzman, conde-dugue de
Subject:
World History-France
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto original series
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
7.94x5.80x.60 in. .60 lbs.

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