By David Stewart
The province of Roussillon used to be obtained by way of France in 1659, simply as Louis XIV reached his majority. The area used to be peopled through Catalans, a gaggle with their very own language, non secular values, political traditions, and cultural styles. Louis XIV and his ministers sought to complete ambitions within the province. First they desired to compel the Roussillonnais to simply accept French political supremacy as valid, and moment they wanted to get rid of the Catalan cultural id within the province. This learn examines the ability during which the French selected to pursue their objectives, and the equipment of resistance hired via the population of Roussillon. It concludes with an exam of why the French eventually did not acculturate the province regardless of their good fortune in announcing their political authority.