The Resource Richelieu : a role of action and its legacy, Cécile d'Albis

Richelieu : a role of action and its legacy, Cécile d'Albis

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Richelieu : a role of action and its legacy
Title
Richelieu
Title remainder
a role of action and its legacy
Statement of responsibility
Cécile d'Albis
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Biography, a difficult and ambiguous genre, the most popular in all of literature, has played such an important role in the meaning of the individual self in western civilization. Its history has also followed the main crises of history, challenging its relationship to narration and fiction. It has been criticized many times, even if history seems incapable of dealing without it. Perhaps biography is even more difficult to handle and justify when the man whose life you are trying to puzzle out is a wellknown and emblematic politician, as is the case of Armand Jean du Plessis, best known as Cardinal de Richelieu (1585-1642). First Minister of King Louis XIII for 20 years, from 1624 to his death in 1642, he (willingly or not) carried out, promoted and witnessed some of the most significant political and social changes in French and European history. Richelieu has been so often portrayed, criticized and glorified over the centuries that his personality, and even the very reasons for his actions, sometimes seem to us to be covered with a thick coat of finish, like an old painting to be restored. How did Richelieu construct his own image: as a public man, an authoritarian Minister and a Cardinal, occupying the summit of the pyramid of wealth and patronage, an inveterate art collector, but also a Christ-like suffering servant of the king? I attempt to show how he wove together different social, political and personal qualities, in a way that enabled him to stay in his position, and also to legitimize his actions in an epoch of major changes
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IT-FiEUI
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Albis, Cécile d'
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Max Weber Programme
Series statement
  • EUI working papers. MWP
  • EUI papers
Series volume
2011/26
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Richelieu, Armand Jean du Plessis
Label
Richelieu : a role of action and its legacy, Cécile d'Albis
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/18794
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Publication
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Keywords: Armand Jean du Plessis cardinal duc de Richelieu; biography; historical methodology; seventeenth century France; political action
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1699999x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
17 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)772962436
Label
Richelieu : a role of action and its legacy, Cécile d'Albis
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/1814/18794
Publication
Note
Keywords: Armand Jean du Plessis cardinal duc de Richelieu; biography; historical methodology; seventeenth century France; political action
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb1699999x
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
17 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)772962436

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