Mazarin's Quest: The Congress of Westphalia and the Coming of the Fronde

Mazarin s Quest The Congress of Westphalia and the Coming of the Fronde In a provocative study Paul Sonnino examines the diplomatic negotiations that took place in Westphalia from to which brought an end to the agonizing civil and religious conflict of the Thi

  • Title: Mazarin's Quest: The Congress of Westphalia and the Coming of the Fronde
  • Author: Paul Sonnino
  • ISBN: 9780674031821
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In a provocative study, Paul Sonnino examines the diplomatic negotiations that took place in Westphalia from 1643 to 1648, which brought an end to the agonizing civil and religious conflict of the Thirty Years War.Sonnino steps back from myriad historical readings of Westphalia to take the diplomats intentions and interactions strictly on their own terms He places the rIn a provocative study, Paul Sonnino examines the diplomatic negotiations that took place in Westphalia from 1643 to 1648, which brought an end to the agonizing civil and religious conflict of the Thirty Years War.Sonnino steps back from myriad historical readings of Westphalia to take the diplomats intentions and interactions strictly on their own terms He places the reader alongside the pivotal figure of French minister Jules Cardinal Mazarin as he maneuvers for gain The narrative thus offers a firsthand experience of the negotiations as they played out, as well as a penetrating look into the character, personality, and ideas of the crafty cardinal Although Mazarin acquired the province of Alsace making him a hero to French nationalists he had a much successful peace within his grasp, but lost it when he insisted on annexing the Spanish Low Countries Sonnino also offers a new interpretation of the origins of the Fronde, linking the French domestic revolt to foreign policy, in Mazarin s failure to secure peace with Spain.Based on unprecedented archival documentation, Mazarin s Quest provides an original and illuminating look at one of the most complicated diplomatic gatherings of all time.

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    1. Dr Paul Sonnino, Professor of History at the University of California at Santa Barbara, examines the diplomatic talks that led to ending the Thirty Years War in the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. The author is well-known as a leading scholar of French diplomatic history, and is the author of numerous journal articles and studies such as Louis XIV’s View of the Papacy, 1661-1667 (1966), Louis XIV and the Origins of the Dutch War (1988), and (as editor) The Reign of Louis XIV (1990).In this study, [...]


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