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Assimilation and Acculturation in Seventeenth-Century Europe: Roussillon and France, 1659-1715

Assimilation and Acculturation in Seventeenth-Century Europe: Roussillon and France, 1659-1715

by David Stewart

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Overview

The province of Roussillon was acquired by France in 1659, just as Louis XIV reached his majority. The region was peopled by Catalans, a group with their own language, religious values, political traditions, and cultural patterns. Louis XIV and his ministers sought to accomplish two goals in the province. First they wanted to compel the Roussillonnais to accept French political supremacy as legitimate, and second they desired to eradicate the Catalan cultural identity in the province. This study examines the means by which the French chose to pursue their goals, and the methods of resistance employed by the inhabitants of Roussillon. It concludes with an examination of why the French ultimately failed to acculturate the province despite their success in asserting their political authority.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313300455
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/1997
Series: Contributions to the Study of World History Series , #57
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)

About the Author

DAVID STEWART is Assistant Professor of History at Hillsdale College.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Foreword by John C. Rule

Preface

Introduction

Prelude to French Roussillon

French Efforts to Achieve Their Goals

Religious and Cultural Efforts

Resistance

Rebellion, Conspiracy, and Espionage

Other Forms of Resistance to French Rule

French Success and Failure

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Abbreviations

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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