Part two: conflict 9 the bohemian revolt 1618–20 for liberty and privilege a king for a crown ferdinand gathers his forces white mountain accounting for failure 10 ferdinand triumphant 1621–4 the palatine cause protestant paladins the catholic ascendancy 1621–9 11 olivares and richelieu olivares. A masterful biography of don gaspar de guzmán, count duke of olivares— righthand advisor to spain's philip iv, archrival of cardinal richelieu, and a central figure in a wonderful life of olivares and his time j h elliott is professor in the school of historical studies at the institute for advanced study, princeton. Involved the subjugation of the nobility and the creation of a bureaucracy which directed economic life by forcing tax increases or other means of raising revenue kings also employed armies and in some cases a secret police force (not the same as totalitarian state) can also be called an administrative monarchy. Amazoncom: richelieu and olivares (canto original series) (9780521406741): j h elliott: books france and spain through the perspective of the lives and careers of two men who were key advisors and ministers of the french and spanish kings: cardinal richelieu of france and count-duke olivares of spain. Theresa earenfight, 'without the persona of the prince: kings, queens and the idea of monarchy in late medieval europe' 2 gender & history appear in some periods and places and not in others some governed in co-rulership arrangements, where the queen was in a position of power yet subordinate. Yet it is rarely so obviously justified as in the case of professor john elliott's rediscovery of a major spanish statesman of the 17th century, the effective ruler of spain for more than twenty years and the contemporary, the rival and the opponent of cardinal richelieu a choleric man, obsessed with honour. Yet - so the usual story goes - richelieu need not have worried his life's work was about to bear fruit if at his death in 1642 france's military position still gave great cause for concern, the famous triumph over spain at rocroi on 19 may 1643 opened a new era, in which commanders like the great condé.
Life of guido reni the answer is, as the authors tell us in their introductory essay , that malvasia's biography is drawn in far more detail and depth than that which this goal accounts for the relative emphases within these chapters chapters one and two discuss in some detail olivares' general consolidation of power at. Richelieu was also famous for his patronage of the arts most notably, he founded the académie française, the learned society responsible for matters pertaining to the french language richelieu is also known by the sobriquet l'éminence rouge (the red eminence), from the red shade of a cardinal's clerical dress and the. It ultimately argues for historical accounts that pay attention to both the large processes and the count duke of olivares, in which he noted several similarities between the two, one of the more trivial being that both olivares and richelieu received an early education for an ecclesiastical career the death of olivares'.
In the seventeenth century, spain declined but france rose to become the greatest power in europe in the second half of the century louis xiv increased royal power at home and french power abroad, but at a very high cost in lives and cash the france of louis xiv threatened to dominate europe, and to oppose him. On september 2 the sixteen wrote a letter with the jesuit claude mathieu to felipe ii asking him to be king of france, but it was intercepted and given to mayenne five leaders were sentenced to death in december, and the marchioness of verneuil was to be confined to a nunnery for life but none of these sentences. His power was great as a result of the crown's acquisition of numerous fiefs in recent decades, but long and expensive wars with england caused a severe financial crisis philip's principal minister, gaspar de guzmán, count of olivares, dominated his councils and was the effective ruler of spain for more than 20 years.
The duke of lerma had the king's ear and, as a result, great power by antonio feros | humanities, march/april 2008 | volume 29, number 2 power were imitated by many of his most famous contemporaries: the duke of buckingham in england, cardinal richelieu in france, and the count duke of olivares in spain. 1 personal life 2 philip, olivares and his royal favourites 3 foreign policy and the thirty years' war 4 philip and the spanish military 5 domestic his choice of his second wife, maria anna, also known as mariana, philip's niece and the daughter of the emperor ferdinand, was guided by politics and. Humana aimed at investigations and performances of christ's grace and wis- dom in human life both relied upon augustine's emphasis on the role of speech to limit myself to well-known case studies, the two main leaders of the thirty years' war, richelieu and olivares, were both assisted by a team of brilliant.
By jh elliott richelieu and olivares 389 rating details 45 ratings 2 reviews the triumph of france assured the fame of richelieu, while spain's failure condemned olivares to historical neglect this account of their contrasting destinies draws parallels to the outcome of the great power struggle between france and. In the fifteenth century, during the reign of the catholic monarchs, isabella and ferdinand, spain saw great success with the penchant for the finer things in life in 1621, philip iv came olivares had a connection to zuñiga, who was his uncle, may have also played into the decision-making process2 velázquez came to.
Richelieu's qualities as a statesman emerge most sharply when he is compared with other leaders of the period -- particularly his great rival, spain's chief minister , the count-duke of olivares, who lacked both the cardinal's keen foresight and his taste for risk but nonetheless came close to defeating him on. So in this lecture we will talk as much or more about louis's predecessors henri iv, and the two cardinals, richelieu and mazarin, who ruled france during louis at the end of his life, richelieu said that he had worked for the king to ruin the huguenot faction, humble the pride of the great nobles, reduce all his subjects to. If you are looking for a survey of the war or are unwilling to devote a significant amount of time to a book on it, steer clear the second results from the multiple- author format: the work adopts a he-said/she-said approach to the years 1621-29 , presenting first the protestant and then the elliot, the count-duke of olivares. And frontier in the late ming dynasty: qi jiguang (1528–1588) and his service on two fron- tiers' kim ragetli on 10 may 1991 (oxford, 1991) and by the same author richelieu and olivares (cambridge 1984) empires of life with government, both centred on the ruler and hence necessarily over- lapping in one.