The Purpose of this history of Cardinal Richelieu is to show the living personality of the man - to show it evolving, reacting to and acted on by other personalities - and to portray the conditions in France as he found them and transformed them.
Within such a narrow compass it is not possible to give full particulars of the sources on which this biography is based. It is a remarkable fact that in French literature apart from works by the cardina;'s contemporaries, there is no biography of Richelieu, and the great work projected by Gabriel Hanotaux has been left uncompleted.
Table of Contents
Chapter I. The Monarchy and the Estates, Chapter II. Henri IV and The Regency of Marie De' Medici, Chapter III. The Bishop of Lucon, Chapter IV. The Death of Concini, Chapter V. Luynes, Chapter VI. The Old Policy, Chapter VII. Richelieu's Work, Chapter VIII. The First Batteles with the Court, Chapter IX. La Rochelle, Chapter X. The Crisis, Chapter XI. Richelieu's War Policy, Chapter XII. The Administration, Chapter XIII. The Depopulated Court, Chapter XIV. The House of Richelieu, Chapter XV. The Conspriracy of Cinq-Mars-The End
Karl Federn was a literary translator, he translated from Italian (Dante Alighieri) and English (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman). He emigrated to Denmark in 1933 and 1938 he moved to London, where he made himself a name as a critic of Marxism. His book Captain Latour has been banned in Germany by the Nazis.