The church
in Absolute monarchy on the frontiers
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In Savoy, the French bishop of Grenoble had spiritual jurisdiction over decanat of Savoy, the area around Chambery. Like bishops, religious superiors often wielded great authority and could be vital in building pro-French sentiment. Although the Catholic Church owned some 5 per cent of the land in Savoy and 15 to 20 per cent in Lorraine, the French generally refrained from tapping the wealth. Many of the Savoyard episcopate had trained in France, and much in the Savoyard church had been reformed in the seventeenth century on the French model, including the diocesan seminaries established in Annecy and Saint-Jean. Both Savoy and Lorraine were independent and distinct from the Gallican church, and both territories had recognised the decrees of the Council of Trent in full.

Absolute monarchy on the frontiers

Louis XIV’s military occupations of Lorraine and Savoy


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