Which of the following best describe the purpose of the highlighted sentence? A. It rejects a view of early modern absolutism represented in many current studies. B. It points to a truth about early modern absolutist ruler that is often overlooked by contemporary scholars. C. It formulates a method of governing that current scholars see as typical of early modern absolutist rulers. D. It challenges a view of early modern absolutist rulers for which the author believes there is insufficient evidence. E. It raises questions about a strategy used by an early modern ruler whom the author regards as having been particularly successful.