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Life in France During the 17th Century

By: Kiana Shibata and Katelin Lucine 0 Period

Occupations
women were excluded from the professions: doctors, lawyers, and teachers (these were reserved for the men) employment was often menial and low paid for women some women could join organizations of tradespeople and skilled workers women occupations were spinning cloth, tailoreses, milliners, dyers, shoemakers, washer women, food preparation, embroiderers, midwives, apothecaries, and many as domestic servants men would also run farms or businesses

Western European Fashion


Men:
coats and waistcoats shirts with sleeves, broad lace or linen collars, and cravats breeches and stockings waistlines rose tall, broad hats

Women:
long sleeves corsets overskirts petticoats floral and woven designs low, rounded necklines rebatos-wired collars

Food
Spices: pepper, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, chili peppers, and ginger Plants: corn, potato, sweet potato, cocoa, vanilla, tomato, coffee, and tea Staples: cereals, meats, fats, sugars, drinks, coffee, tea, and chocolate

Government
the major power of Europe its kings weakened the power of the magnates and expanded royal absolutism the top of the government was the Royal Council, made up of three to four members, excluding the kings own relatives, known as ministers, but held no formal rights the Royal Council dominated the government

Kings
Henry IV 1533-1610
France stable under Henry IV the victory of the French Wars of Religion provided the first real statements of government finances

Louis XIII 16101617


built on the complex government system created by Henry IV Briare Canal completed under his rule cautious, domestic

Louis XIV 16381715


(the Sun King)
encouraged commerce crop failures, great fluctuations in prices, and outbreaks of famine occured during his rule worked hard to project his authority against religious dissent

Religion
main religion was Catholicism ongoing conflict between Catholics and Protestants the Protestants consisted of middle class, the Huguenots no toleration of differences in religions (Protestants) many persecutions of Protestants, churches were destroyed, professions were put out of reach of Protestants, and Protestants children were taken away and raised to be Roman Catholics

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