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The Chevalier de Montmagny: First Governor of New France: First Governor of New France Jean-Claude Dubé

The Chevalier de Montmagny: First Governor of New France: First Governor of New France

Jean-Claude Dubé

Published May 27th 2014
ISBN : 9780776617053
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430 pages
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In The Chevalier de Montmagny, Jean-Claude Dub(r) documents the extraordinary career of Charles Huault de Montmagny, first governor of the colony of New France. Born in Paris in 1601, and educated by the Jesuits, Montmagny studied law at theMoreIn The Chevalier de Montmagny, Jean-Claude Dub(r) documents the extraordinary career of Charles Huault de Montmagny, first governor of the colony of New France. Born in Paris in 1601, and educated by the Jesuits, Montmagny studied law at the Universit(r) dOrl(r)ans, joined the Order of Malta, and enjoyed a colourful career as a Hospitalier privateer in the Mediterranean, before arriving in New France in the spring of 1636.While Montmagny wasted little time in applying the experience he gained fighting the Ottoman Turks to New Frances disputes with the Iroquois, he has also been credited with playing a key role in both ensuring the survival of the colony and the entrenchment of a religious elite. His exploits caught the imagination of Cyrano de Bergerac, who later cast Montmagny as a character in his novel Lautre monde.This well-documented study - which in its original French edition was shortlisted for the Governor Generals Literary Award in 1999 - adds an important dimension to our understanding of the social, religious, and political history of New France.