Sunspots and the Sun King: Sovereignty and Mediation in Seventeenth-Century France

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Exploring the contradictions inherent in attempting to reconcile the logical and mystical aspects of divine right monarchy, this book analyzes definitions of sovereignty, presents Louis XIV's memoirs, and offers analysis of diplomats and ambassadors as the mediators who preserved and transmitted the king's authority.

Sunspots and the Sun King: Sovereignty and Mediation in Seventeenth-Century France 2006, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252030567

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