Jean Domat

Read the below primary source document. As you do so, consider the following question:

  • How does Jean Domat justify absolutism?

Jean Domat, ‘On Social Order and Absolute Monarchy’, c. 1696.

Absolutism may seem foreign to many of us, but Jean Domat was just one of many strong supporters for it in this period. Can you think of ways in which Absolutism might have been advantageous for subjects? Post your thoughts on our OERu course forum on this topic: Absolutist Political Systems.