Memoirs of Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz — Complete

By: Jean Francois Paul de Gondi de Retz
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Memoirs of Jean François Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz — Complete by Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz " is a captivating autobiography that offers a firsthand account of the intricate political landscape of seventeenth-century France. Written by Cardinal de Retz himself, this memoir delves into the depths of French history, politics, and intrigue during his time. As a prominent figure in French Catholicism and politics, Cardinal de Retz provides readers with a unique perspective on the power struggles and rebellions that characterized the era. Through his narrative, readers are transported to the royal courts and corridors of power, where Machiavellian tactics and alliances shape the fate of nations.
Set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century France, the memoir offers insights into the complexities of Catholicism and the Enlightenment, as well as the interplay between religion and politics. Cardinal de Retz's candid account sheds light on the inner workings of the court and the strategies employed to maintain and expand power. Filled with intrigue, rebellion, and the pursuit of enlightenment, "Memoirs of Jean François Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz — Complete" is a compelling read for those interested in French history, politics, and the intricacies of power dynamics during the seventeenth century.

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Jean Francois Paul de Gondi de Retz

Jean Francois Paul de Gondi de Retz was a French churchman, memoirist, and Fronde agitator. Catherine de' Medici introduced the Florentine banking and noble Gondi family to France; in 1573, Catherine offered Jérome (Girolamo) de Gondi the château that he converted into the Château de Saint-Cloud; his hotel in Paris' Faubourg Saint-Germain became the Hôtel de Condé in the following generation. The Gondi gained large holdings in Brittany and became associated with the kingdom's most prominent houses. Jean-François de Gondi was born in Montmirail, Brie, northern France. He was his family's third son, and Tallemant des Réaux claims that he was made a knight of Malta on the same day he was born. The loss of his second brother, however, destined him for a closer relationship with the Church. The Retz side of his family had a lot of religious influence, and although though young Jean-François wasn't really interested in the clergy, his family urged on him joining. They claimed he lacked the appearance of a soldier, being short, nearsighted, unattractive, and awkward.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 212pages
  • ISBN-10: 936305604X
  • ISBN-13: 9789363056046
  • Item Weight: 275.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.9mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / General