This bio-bibliography, first published in 1985, of the colonial "ministries" of Cardinal Richelieu, Nicholas Fouquet and Jean-Baptiste Colbert examines the primary and secondary sources available for a re-evaluation of the formative era of the French overseas empire. This volume will be of great interest to students of history and imperialism.
Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Editor’s Introduction James A. Casada; Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Archival Materials 3. Printed Primary Sources 4. Secondary Sources: Books 5. Secondary Sources: Articles; Indexes