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24 August, 07:42

According to Milton Meltzer, how did Louis XIV maintain and consolidate power?

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  1. 24 August, 07:59
    Louis XIV Assumes Control of France

    After Mazarin's death in 1661, Louis XIV broke with tradition and astonished his court by declaring that he would rule without a chief minister. He viewed himself as the direct representative of God, endowed with a divine right to wield the absolute power of the monarchy.
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