• Monday, September 30, 2019 Primary Sources: "Civil War in France," Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq and "Political Will and Testament," Richeleiu
    Questions:Examine the threats to the king's power,

    How these threats were handled, and how the actions changed over time,

    What outside factors contributed to tthe rise in power for the monarchy

    Lecture on Absolutism ""A Secular Defense of Absolutism Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan""
    HOMEWORK: Read 531-537
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Discuss Henry IV--Why was he the most loved of French Kings? Sully and Richelieu SOCRATIC DIALOGUE (Be prepared to discuss reading)
    HOMEWORK: Read 537-540
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019
    LN 15 minute quickwrite in class. Louise XIV "When Louis sneezed, all Europe caught cold 
    Homework: Read 540-544
    Thursday, October 3, 2019

    SOCRATIC DIALOGUE (Be prepared to discuss reading)
    Assess to what extent it was Louis more than his predecessors who was responsible for French absolutism
    Consider above statements by analyzing text using PERSIA

    Homework: Review pages 531-544 and complete the homework questions on the link below.

    Friday, October 4, 2019 Louis 14th War of Succession questions/groups/socratic dialogue. Test Corrections.

    Staging Absolutism Case Study:

    What was the traditional and what was new in the justification of royal power as expressed in late sixteenth‐ and seventeenth century France?

    How did such early modern kings as Louis XIV communicate their absolute power in the various ceremonies and symbols of royal authority presented in the evidence?
    Saturday, October 5, 2019 No Class Read Filmer's Partriarcha and go back and re-read Bossuet's article on Divine Right
    Sunday, October 6, 2019 No Class