Memoirs of Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz Volume 2

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 Volume 2" by Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz offers readers an intimate and compelling insight into the tumultuous world of 17th-century France, Nonfiction. As the author of his own memoirs, Cardinal de Retz provides a firsthand account of his life as a prominent figure in French politics and ecclesiastical affairs. Set against the backdrop of court intrigue, religious conflict, and political upheaval, de Retz's memoirs paint a vivid portrait of a man navigating the complexities of power and ambition. From his early years as a member of the French nobility to his rise to prominence as a cardinal of the Catholic Church, de Retz's narrative is filled with intrigue, drama, and personal reflection. As a memoir, de Retz's account offers not only a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the French court but also valuable insights into the political and social dynamics of his time. His candid observations and sharp wit make for a captivating read, capturing the essence of an era marked by grandeur and intrigue.

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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: 102pages
  • ISBN-10: 936305148X
  • ISBN-13: 9789363051485
  • Item Weight: 132.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.06mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / History / General