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Published: 06 October 2016

438 Pages | 3 black and white figures


ISBN: 9780198703686

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Voices of Conscience

Royal Confessors and Political Counsel in Seventeenth-Century Spain and France

Nicole Reinhardt

  • The first in-depth analysis of the role of royal confessors as political counsellors in seventeenth-century Spain and France
  • Uncovers the intellectual framework and institutional mechanisms of seventeenth century politics, and the dramatic decline of the role of the royal confessor around 1700
  • Asks vital questions of conscience against the backdrop of the momentous intellectual, theological, and political shifts of the time
  • Contributes to the 'modern' debate on the relationship between Church and State
  • Uses a wide variety of sources from theological and political treatises to popular pamphlets

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