Étampes et la Bretagne : le métier de gouverneur de province à la Renaissance (1543-1565)

Abstract : For more than twenty years (1543-1565), Jean de Bretagne, duke of Étampes, governs Brittany as King’s governor and lieutenant. Heir of the Counts of Penthièvre, he became a faithful servant of the Valois to whom he owed each one of his honors. Some renewed sources, both epistolary and administrative, make it possible to seize the profession ofprovincial governor in the process of integration to the kingdom of France, between the reign of Francis I and the first wars of Religion. If the armed defense role of a reputed border province is central, the governor deals with many other problems on a daily basis. Above all else, he is supposed to be the link between the province and the king. Broker but also intercessor, the governor is undoubtedly a preeminent political actor in the province. First gentleman of the province, all his networks, influences and powers must be analyzed as a whole to better understand the daily life of a type of royal servant often misjudged and misunderstood by historiography.
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Antoine Rivault. Étampes et la Bretagne : le métier de gouverneur de province à la Renaissance (1543-1565). Histoire. Université Rennes 2, 2017. Français. ⟨NNT : 2017REN20023⟩. ⟨tel-01585292⟩

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