- (ca. 1530-1596)economist, philosopherAn early defender of the political theory of absolutism, Jean Bodin was born in Angers and was an attorney for the Parlement of paris before becoming lieutenant-general, then royal procurator, for the district of Laon. In his treatise Methodus ad facilem historiarum cognitionem (1556), he demonstrated the importance of historical knowledge in the development of law and politics. An economist, he analyzed the phenomenon of rising prices in the 16th century and their relationship to the importation of precious metals from the Americas (Réponse aux paradoxes de Malestroit), finally, as author of La République, he became in politics the theorist of absolute monarchy. one of the first thinkers to defend absolutism without relying on religious arguments, Bodin asserted the right of monarchs to partake of the power of the Holy Roman Emperor and, at the same time, to exert their right to rule over all their own subjects, constrained, however, by social customs and natural law. This theory became a central tenet of absolutism in the 17th century.
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Jean Bodin — (1529/1530 ndash;1596)was born in Angers, France, and became a French jurist and political philosopher, member of the Parlement (not to be confused with the English Parliament ) of Paris and professor of Law in Toulouse. He is best known for his… … Wikipedia