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Mark David Potter
University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY 82071-2000)
Provincial Estates and Absolutism in Louis XIII's France

This is a book project in which I examine the relationship between provincial Estates and the French crown during the pivotal years surrounding the reign of Louis XIII (1610-1643). This was a period in the development of royal absolutism marked by attacks on provincial Estates that produced very different outcomes in different provinces. Using archival research, I will undertake to explain those different outcomes by focusing on the local social forces that either succeeded or failed in defending their Estates.

Project fields:
European History

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2004 – 8/31/2004