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A world of paper : Louis XIV, Colbert de Torcy, and the rise of the information state  Cover Image E-book E-book

A world of paper : Louis XIV, Colbert de Torcy, and the rise of the information state

Rule, John C. (author.). Trotter, Ben S., 1949- (author.).

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  • OCLC: ocn870916762
  • ISBN: 0773543708
  • ISBN: 9780773543706
  • ISBN: 0773592148
  • ISBN: 9780773592148
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
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  • Published: Montreal :McGill-Queen's University Press,2014.
  • Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction -- 1 Louis XIV, Roi-Bureaucrate -- 2 Torcy's Preparation for and Rise to Power -- 3 Mentorship and Testing -- 4 The Department of Secretary of State Torcy -- 5 The Department's Structures and Personnel -- 6 The Triumph of the Commis -- 7 Finances and Rewards -- 8 Preserving, Deploying, and Controlling Information -- 9 Ambassadors in Paris and Abroad 354 Information and the Formulation of Foreign Policy -- 10 Conclusion -- 11 Domestic Administration.
Summary: Historians and social scientists have long identified bureaucracy as the modern state's foundation and the reign of France's Louis XIV as a model for its development. This book offers a fresh interpretation of bureaucracy through a close examination of the department of the Sun King's last foreign secretary, Jean-Baptiste Colbert de Torcy.
Subject: France -- Foreign relations administration -- History
Government information -- France -- Management -- History -- 18th century
Government information -- France -- Management -- History -- 17th century
Bureaucracy -- France -- History -- 18th century
Bureaucracy -- France -- History -- 17th century
France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715
France. -- Ministère des affaires étrangères -- Officials and employees -- History
France. -- Ministère des affaires étrangères -- Management -- History
Louis -- XIV, King of France -- 1638-1715
Torcy, Jean-Baptiste Colbert -- marquis de -- 1665-1746

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