Andrea Pennini

From a distance, a rising sun. Mazzarino and the rise of Louis XIV in the Savoy diplomacy'c papers

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Keywords: Louis XiV; Cardinal Mazarin; Duchy of Savoy; Diplomacy; Dispatches.

The essay aims to focus on the taking of power by Louis XiV, through the reading of Savoy diplomatic dispatches. the analysed documents re-evaluate the role of the young king, traditionally depicted as profoundly shaped by the Fronde and bearing a debt of gratitude to Mazarin - as his protector down to 1653 and his teacher and guide thereafter. it suggests that a more ambiguous legacy conditioned much of Louis' behaviour after Mazarin's death.

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