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(Re)Constructing The Château Trompette: Architectural Politics in Post-Fronde Bordeaux

  • Author / Creator
    Rodriguez, Jacob Charles
  • This thesis examines the role architecture played in the negotiation of power between local government and the Bourbon monarchy in Bordeaux after the Fronde— the civil war that was waged in France during the seventeenth century. By considering the construction and development of the Château Trompette, a royal military fortress in Bordeaux dating to the fifteenth century, in relation to significant local structures in the city, like the ancient Roman temple called the Piliers de Tutelle, the author traces a complex struggle for authoritative control in Bordeaux that revolved around the connection between material buildings and indigenous memory. The study of the history of architectural structures in Bordeaux after the Fronde— their construction and destruction— reveals the competitive relationship that existed between Bordeaux’s local government and the French Crown and adds to the historical debate concerning the nature and development of absolutism in seventeenth-century France.

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  • Graduation date
    2011-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R33W48
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Art and Design
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • McTavish, Lianne (Art and Design)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Caradonna, Jeremy (History and Classics)
    • McTavish, Lianne (Art and Design)
    • Ball, Allen (Art and Design)
    • Boone, M. Elizabeth (Art and Design)