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Major, J. Russell (James Russell) 1921-1998

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Works: 59 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 5,434 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Terms and phrases  Genealogy  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JN2413, 328.44
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Most widely held works about J. Russell Major
 
Most widely held works by J. Russell Major
From Renaissance monarchy to absolute monarchy : French kings, nobles, & estates by J. Russell Major( Book )

34 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars of early modern France have traditionally seen an alliance between the kings and the bourgeoisie, leading to an absolute, centralized monarchy, perhaps as early as the reign of Francis I (1515-47). In From Renaissance Monarchy to Absolute Monarchy, historian J. Russell Major draws on forty-five years of research to dispute this view, offering both a synthesis of existing scholarship and new information concerning the role of the nobility in these changes. Renaissance monarchs, Major contends, had neither the army nor the bureaucracy to create an absolute monarchy; they were strong only if they won the support of the nobility and other vocal elements of the population. At first they enjoyed this support, but the Wars of Religion revealed their inherent weakness. Major describes the struggle between such statesmen as Bellièvre, Sully, Marillac, and Richelieu to impose their concept of reform and includes an account of how Louis XIV created an absolute monarchy by catering to the interests of the nobility and other provincial leaders. It was this "carrot" approach, accompanied by the threat of the "stick," that undergirded his absolutism. Major concludes that the rise of absolutism was not accompanied, as has often been asserted, by the decline of the nobility. Rather, nobles were able to adapt to changing conditions that included the decline of feudalism, the invention of gunpowder, and inflation. In doing so, they remained the dominant class, whose support kings found it necessary to seek. --From publisher's description
Representative institutions in Renaissance France, 1421-1559 by J. Russell Major( Book )

21 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in English and Spanish and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of French representative institutions from the beginning of the reign of Charles VII until the death of Henry II just before the outbreak of the Wars of Religion, intended to demonstrate the popular, consultative nature of the Renaissance Monarchy
Representative government in early modern France by J. Russell Major( Book )

9 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deputies to the Estates General in Renaissance France by J. Russell Major( Book )

26 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western World: Renaissance to the present by J. Russell Major( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Society and institutions in early modern France( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Estates General of 1560 by J. Russell Major( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of the Renaissance and Reformation : a short history by J. Russell Major( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellièvre, Sully and the Assembly of Notables of 1596 by J. Russell Major( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilization in the Western World by J. Russell Major( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monarchy, the estates, and the aristocracy in Renaissance France by J. Russell Major( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilization in the Western World by J. Russell Major( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilization in the Western World by J. Russell Major( Book )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Major family of Virginia by J. Russell Major( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilization in the Western World; Renaissance to 1815 by J. Russell Major( Book )

4 editions published between 1966 and 1971 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representative institutions in renaissance France : 1421-1559 by J. Russell Major( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bellièvre, Sully, and the Assembly of Notables of 1596 by J. Russell Major( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman antiquities : or, An account of the manners and customs of the Romans by Alexander Adam( Book )

3 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crown and the aristocracy in Renaissance France by J. Russell Major( Book )

3 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monarchy, the estates and the aristocracy in Renaissance France by J. Russell Major( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From Renaissance monarchy to absolute monarchy : French kings, nobles, & estates
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Languages
English (196)

Spanish (1)

French (1)