The Society of Princes

The Lorraine-Guise and the Conservation of Power and Wealth in Seventeenth-Century France
Author(s): 
Spangler, Jonathan
ISBN: 
9780754658603
Date published: 
May 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00
Pages: 
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The princes étrangers were an influential group of courtiers in early modern France, none more so than the princes from the Lorraine-Guise family. This book examines the Lorraine-Guise at the court of Louis XIV and their renewed power, wealth and influence after the turbulent Wars of Religion. It is a substantial contribution to scholarship in court studies and will add greatly to debates on the nature of crown-noble relations in the era of absolutism.