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riod in England where parliament of England was known to have strong political interests in the country and this threatened the monarch (Duiker and Spielvogel, 2006).
France and central Europe had strong Catholic roots and hence the Protestants who were known to interfere with monarchy system had no voice. These countries also had strong traditional sources of revenue that they used to run their monarch and this made even the nobility and other political interests in their countries to be at their mercy. This too place in around 1850s and it tossed aside the option of having a limited monarch (Perry, Chase, Jacob, Jacob and Von Laue, 2008).
Compare the classical absolutism of Louis XIV in France with one other ruler, Kangxi of China who ruled from 1661 to 1722, Peter the Great of Russia who ruled from 1689 - 1725, or Aurangzeb, Mughal emperor who ruled India from 1658-1707.
Both Louis XIV of France and Kangxi of China ruled using “iron hands.” They were the two longest serving absolutist rulers in their respective countries and this way possible due to their ruling style and dictatorship manner. They both had wealth from the revenues they collected from their countries and from the countries they went to war with and they both had their religious issues and even political issues in check and hence avoiding any disruption of their ruling (Duiker and Spielvogel, 2010).
All absolutist leaders including Louis XIV had monetary stability to rule. The funds enabled them command even the military to fight enemies, conquer areas and put wealthy people at their service. They also had almost similar goals and tough rules that made them strong and relentless in their ruling. The difference however came in their personal life and how they had been raised up. Some had tough childhoods like Kangxi but others like Louis XIV and XV had it smooth and hence this affected how they imposed their ruling (McNeese,
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France, fighting for survival as well as some expansion, actively fought against the Hapsburgs for control over parts of Italy while England solidified its positions on their island and contributed unsteadily to the conflict. Russia grew its power under Ivan the Terrible to make it a threat to the east (Zmora).
At this point, the different tribes (twelve) were led by the “judges”. The exact function of the judges is not defined clearly in the text. During this time, there was no single place of worship and Israelites believed in worshipping Yahweh alone.
According to William Bouwsma a historian of the Renaissance period sums up such behavior stating – “Nothing so clearly indicates the limits of royal power as the fact that governments were perennially in financial trouble, unable to tap the wealth of those most able to pay, and likely to stir up a costly revolt whenever they attempted to develop an adequate income.”
It had become the practice to anoint kings with holy oil when they were coronated and so the natural assumption from this symbolic act was that a king was actually a representative of God placed on earth to fulfill the duties of a protectorate of the people within the earthly domain.
Even more problematic was that these regions were separated by ethnic differences and language barriers. The need for a unifying authority therefore was based upon the concept of establishing order among competing groups that really did not exist in France.
he construction when Louis took the authority of palace of Versailles, it became the center of French civilization and country, and also it became the center of Europe. In the end we can say that the people of Louis’s state and Europe began to revolve around him like his