France and the Mediterranean World in the Reign of Louis XIV – Conference Report

French conferenceOn May 10th 2014 the St Andrews School of History hosted a workshop on France and the Mediterranean World in the Reign of Louis XIV. Organised by John Condren, in association with the St Andrews Centre for French History and Culture, the workshop was jointly sponsored by the Society for the Study of French History and the School of History.

The workshop brought together a diverse group of historians from across Europe and the United States to discuss France’s relationship to the Mediterranean. It featured sessions ranging from the relationship between France and the Ottoman Empire, to French mercantilism out of the port city of Marseille. The plenary lecture, on Richelieu and Mazarin’s attitudes towards the war in Italy between 1635 and 1659, was given by Dr David Parrott (New College, University of Oxford). The workshop has been highly praised by those who attended.

Readers wishing to learn more about the workshop are encouraged to read the full conference report, written by St Andrews postgraduate Marc Jaffré.

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