Traditionally Louis XIV was seen as the archetypical absolutist monarch: a power-grabbing authoritarian. Revisionist historians have instead emphasised his willingness to collaborate and thus share power. In this podcast, Bo Jacobs Strom reconciles these two competing characterisations of Louis, explaining how his rule reflects the challenges of governance in the political context of early modern France.
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