• Monday, September 27, 2021

    BIG EXAM (Everything we have covered this year)


    Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    : Read Pages. 530-540

    Read: 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


    Wednesday, September 29, 2021 : Read 540-544

    LN 15 minute quickwrite in class. Louise XIV "When Louis sneezed, all Europe caught cold
    Review pages 531-544

    Thursday, September 30, 2021

    Lecture on Absolutism ""A Secular Defense of Absolutism Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan"

    Discuss Henry IV--Why was he the most loved of French Kings? Sully and Richelieu SOCRATIC DIALOGUE (Be prepared to discuss reading)




    Friday, October 1, 2021

    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
    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 2, 2021

    No Class Read Filmer's Partriarcha and go back and re-read Bossuet's article
     on Divine Right


    Sunday, October 3, 2021 No Class