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Pitts, Vincent J. (Vincent Joseph) 1947-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 55 publications in 2 languages and 2,068 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Genealogy  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DC122.8, 944.031092
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Most widely held works about Vincent J Pitts
 
Most widely held works by Vincent J Pitts
Embezzlement and high treason in Louis XIV's France : the trial of Nicolas Fouquet by Vincent J Pitts( )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1661 to 1664, France was mesmerized by the arrest and trial of Nicolas Fouquet, the country's superintendent of finance. Prosecuted on trumped-up charges of embezzlement, mismanagement of funds, and high treason, Fouquet managed to exonerate himself from all of the major charges over the course of three long years, in the process embarrassing and infuriating Louis XIV. The young king overturned the court's decision and sentenced Fouquet to lifelong imprisonment in a remote fortress in the Alps.A dramatic critique of absolute monarchy in pre-revolutionary France, Embezzlement and High Treason in Louis XIV's France tells the gripping tale of an overly ambitious man who rose rapidly in the state hierarchy �then overreached. Vincent J. Pitts uses the trial as a lens through which to explore the inner workings of the court of Louis XIV, who rightly feared that Fouquet would expose the tawdry financial dealings of the king's late mentor and prime minister, Cardinal Mazarin.--
Henri IV of France : his reign and age by Vincent J Pitts( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and French and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent J. Pitts chronicles the life and times of one of France's most remarkable kings in the first English-language biography of Henri IV to be published in twenty-five years. An unwelcome heir to the throne, Henri ruled over a kingdom plagued by religious civil war and political and economic instability. By the end of his reign in 1610 he had pacified his warring country, restored its prosperity, and reclaimed France's place as a leading power in Europe. Pitts draws upon the rich scholarship of recent decades to tell the captivating story of this pivotal French king. From boyhood, Henri was destined to be leader and protector of the Huguenot movement in France. He served as chief of the Calvinist party and fought for the Huguenot forces in the bloody Wars of Religion before an extraordinary sequence of dynastic mishaps left the Protestant warlord next in line for the French crown. Henri was forced to renounce his faith in support of his claim to the Catholic throne and to unite his deeply divided country. A master of political maneuvering, Henri restored order to a country in the throes of great religious, political, and economic upheaval. He was assassinated in 1610 by a Catholic zealot. Vincent Pitts expertly recounts this history and skillfully untangles its complex set of personalities and events. Pitts engages the vast amount of literature relating to the king himself as well as the large body of recent scholarship on France during this time. The result is a fascinating biography of a French king and a comprehensive history of sixteenth-century France
La Grande Mademoiselle at the Court of France : 1627-1693 by Vincent J Pitts( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orleans - a cousin to Louis XIV and known in her time and to posterity as "La Grande Mademoiselle"is still remembered in France today for her unconventional life and heroic deeds. A participant in the factional struggles known as the Fronde, which nearly consumed France during the minority of Louis XIV, Mademoiselle ultimately sided with a coalition of princes and great noblemen who sought to depose the king's prime minister, Cardinal Mazarin, and seize control of the state." "In La Grande Mademoiselle at the Court of France, Vincent Pitts presents a biography of this woman which draws upon Mademoiselle's writings and his own impressive command of her times. Viewed through her writings, the events of Mademoiselle's life offer a unique perspective on several aspects of seventeenth-century France: the evolution of the Bourbon monarchy over the course of the century, the dynamics of aristocratic resistance to the centralizing power of the state, and the debate over the role of women in public and private life. As both an active participant in and a keen observer of the great events of her time, La Grande Mademoiselle helped define her age even as she challenged the limitations it placed upon her, as Pitts's account of her life makes clear."--Jacket
The man who sacked Rome : Charles de Bourbon, constable of France (1490-1527) by Vincent J Pitts( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

France and the German problem : politics and economics in the Locarno period, 1924-1929 by Vincent J Pitts( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du palais du roi au palais de justice : l'histoire du palais de la cité (360-1439) by Raymond Colas( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Groton Avery clan and the Civil War by Vincent J Pitts( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du palais du roi au palais de justice : l ' histoire du palais de la cit©♭ (360-1439) by Raymond Colas( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Embezzlement and high treason in Louis 14.s France : the trial of Nicolas Fouquet by Vincent J Pitts( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Henri IV of France : his reign and age
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La Grande Mademoiselle at the Court of France : 1627-1693
Alternative Names
Pitts, Vincent J.

Pitts, Vincent Joseph 1947-

Languages
English (45)

French (10)