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Guy Rowlands. Dangerous and Dishonest Men: The International Financiers of Louis XIV’s France. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. xvi + 265 pp. ISBN 978-1-137-38178-1, $115 (cloth).

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1. Françoise Bayard, Le Monde des Financiers au XVIIe Siècle (Paris: Flammarion, 1988); Julian Dent, Crisis in Finance: Crown, Financiers, and Society in Seventeenth-Century France (Newton Abbot, UK: David & Charles, 1973); Daniel Dessert, Argent, Pouvoir, et Société au Grand Siècle (Paris: Fayard, 1984); Richard Bonney, The King’s Debts: Finance and Politics in France 1589–1661 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981); James Collins, The State in Early Modern France, 2nd edition (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

2. Guy Rowlands, The Financial Decline of A Great Power: War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV’s France (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

3. Collins, State in Early Modern France, p. 224; Dessert, Argent, Pouvoir, et Société au Grand Siècle, pp. 261–276 passim.

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