Faith and Reason of State: Lessons from Early Modern Europe and Cardinal Richelieu
Faith-based & secular approaches to politics & foreign policy have often been involved in a kind of uneasy & adversarial 'contest.' This book tries to ascertain to what extent, & in what ways, issues of faith & religion formed part of Richelieu's attempts to define & pursue the national interest of 17th century France.
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The Formulation of the Concept
Faith and Reason of State
Reason of State in Richelieus Foreign Policy
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