France from the Renaissance to Louis XIV
Formerly: HIST 369
Explores how France evolved from 1500, when the king struggled to control the nobility and the Renaissance was just beginning to impact arts and literature, to 1715 when the cultural sophistication of Louis XIV's court at Versailles had become famous and the French military dominated all of Europe. Topics include court life, gender, dueling and war, humanism, salon culture and the rise of absolutism.
- Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 346, HIST 369.