First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
'Dr Peter Campbell is to be congratulated on a bold, important and learned work' –Literary Review
'[Peter Campbell] has given a valuable synthesis of recent work on seventeenth-century France' – Times Literary Supplement
'Bulges with stimulating insights and bright ideas.' – French History
'A rare snapshot of how high politics actually worked ... With this manual in hand the reader could survive at the court of Louis XV - and probably score.' – History Today