Relations between "absolutism" and the company covered in the papers Lloyd N. 1983. The State, France and the Sixteenth Century (George Allen and Unwin) and Convey P. J. 1976. France in Crisis 1620-1675 (Macmillan). The latter contains a translation of a brilliant article Deyon P. The French Nobility a n d Absolute Monarchy in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century. It also played important articles about displacement and Mousnier F p o n d e that a corollary y e t e o p l a n t s articles and K ossman EN 1954. La Fronde (Leiden) and Knecht R . J. 1975. The Fronde (Historical Association). The role of fate and nobility are also discussed in the book Bitton D. 1969. The French Nobility in Crisis 1560-1640 (Stanford University Press). The notion of "absolutism" that flourished on the ruins of the nobility, is being questioned in two studies: Wood J. B. 1976. The Decline of Nobility in Sixtenth - and Seventeenth - Century France: myth or reality? Journal of Modern History, 48, and 1 9 8 0. The Nobility of t h e Election of Bayeux 1436-1666 (Princeton University Press). Changes had knowledge of power are clearly defined in the Mertes K. 1988. The English Noble Household (Basil Blackwell). Preserve the viability of the Tudor nobility emphasized in the book Miller N. 1985. Henry V I I I a n d t h e English Nobility (Basil Blackwell) and Bernard B. 1 9 8 6. T h e P o w e r of t h e Early Tudor Nobility (H a r v e s t e r Press, Brighton). Books Bush M. 1983. Noble Priviledge (Manchester University), and 1984. The English Aristocracy (Manchester University) offer a stimulating comparative analysis of European elites. The best works dedicated to the nobility of France and England of the XVIII century - respectively Chaussinand Nogaret (translation Doyle W.) 1985. The French Nobility in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge University Press) and Cannon J. 1984. Aristocratic Century (Cambridge University Press)?. The latter questioned the convenient concept of an open, liberal, educated elite - such a continental know, not supposed to be. So do Stone L. Stone J. and S. F .: 1986. An Open Elite? England 1540-1880. (Oxford University Press). Bureaucratic know Prussia explored in the book Rosenberg N. 1958. Bureaucracy, Aristocracy and Autocracy (Harvard University Press).