Absolutism in Early Modern Europe | Newberry

Absolutism in Early Modern Europe

Friday, February 9, 2018

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Newberry

Dr. Mike Lynn, Purdue University Northwest
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

The theory and practice of absolute monarchy in Early Modern Europe provides a wide array of examples, some successful and others less so, on how to run the emerging state. This seminar will explore some of the theories behind absolutism and the notion of the “king’s two bodies” before turning to the development of absolutism in practice. While examples will be drawn from Europe as a whole, special attention will be given to France and King Louis XIV’s version of absolute monarchy, his use of images and ritual to express his position, and the role played by the palace of Versailles.

Cost and Registration Information 

Newberry Teachers’ Consortium members may register for this seminar through their designated membership contact as space permits. Non-member educators may register for this seminar by purchasing an individual membership at the time of registration. Registration for all NTC seminars opens Wednesday, September 6, 2017. For more information about NTC membership, please contact Charlotte Ross, Teacher Programs Manager, at rossc@newberry.org.

The seminar will be followed by a catered lunch. Registrants should RSVP for lunch to assist Teacher Programs staff in reducing waste.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for this seminar will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff.