3 edition of History of Louis XIV. found in the catalog.
History of Louis XIV.
John S. C. Abbott
|Statement||By John S. C. Abbott...|
|LC Classifications||DC129 .A42|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||410|
|LC Control Number||99000001|
Louis XIV. The Power and the Glory. By: Alison Weir's lucid and gripping account focuses on the human side of history. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos, and his wife Margaret of Anjou, who took up her arms in her husband's cause and battled in a violent man's world. Jul 11, · 'The ultimate biography of the Sun King, Louis XIV' Simon Sebag Montefiore. A TELEGRAPH AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR. Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, dominated his age. In the second half of the seventeenth century, he extended France's frontiers into the Netherlands and Germany, and established colonies in America, Africa and India/5(16).
Sep 06, · When King Louis XIV ascended the French throne in , persecution of the Huguenots began again, escalating to the point that he directed troops to . From on, Louis XIV worked hard to keep England neutral, if not allied with France. When Philip IV of Spain died in , Louis seized the opportunity to invade the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium) and the Franche-Comté (now Burgundy). Both provinces were more French than lapachecachica.com: Historynet Staff.
The reign of Louis XIV is often referred to as “Le Grand Siècle” (the Great Century), forever associated with the image of an absolute monarch and a strong, centralised state. Coming to the throne at a tender age, tutored by Cardinal Mazarin, the Sun King embodied the principles of absolutism. In he moved the royal Court to the Palace of Versailles, the defining symbol of his power. Title History of Louis XIV. Contributor Names Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot),
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John Wolf's book on Louis XIV has been noted as THE book on Louis XIV. Overall I feel this is strongly the case. The book is a combination of a biography of Louis and a history of France at the time. The writing style throughout the book is very strong and consistent making the read lapachecachica.com by: 1.
May 08, · King Louis XIV: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 6) - Kindle edition by Hourly History. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading King Louis XIV: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 6)/5(60).
Louis XIV’s story has all the ingredients of a Dumas classic: legendary beginnings, beguiling women, court intrigue, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask, lavish court entertainments, and the scandal of a mistress who was immersed in the dark arts. Louis believed himself to be semi-divine. The best biography on Louis XIV I've read to date is written by Jean-Christian Petitfils - louis xvi: Jean-Christian Petitfils - but, unfortunately, it's in French, and I wasn't able to find an English translation.
I read this book for a seminar I took on Louis XIV, but honestly the book is great anyway. Even though it's non-fiction (and my Professor said it's probably one of the most fair accounts of Louis - he was a reasonably controversial monarch) it reads like historical fiction at times.4/5.
The Age of Louis XIV ("Le Siècle de Louis XIV", also translated The Century of Louis XIV) is a historical work by the French historian, philosopher, and writer Voltaire, first published in Through it, the French 17th century became identified with Louis XIV of France, who reigned from to Author: Voltaire.
May 22, · The story of Louis XIV-the "Sun King" of France, is a gripping tale of royal grandeur, despotism, corruption, and moral degeneracy, which, in its very extravagance, laid the seed for the destruction of the French royal house and the infamous revolution of During Louis XIV's lengthy Brand: Cosimo.
Louis XIV (Louis Dieudonné; 5 September – 1 September ), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was King of France from 14 May until his death in His reign of 72 years and days is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in European history.
In the age of absolutism in Europe, Louis XIV's France was a leader in Father: Louis XIII of France. Louis was born on 5 September at St Germain-en-Laye. He became king at the age of four on the death of his father, Louis XIII. While Louis was a child, his mother, Anne of Austria, served as.
Mar 16, · Louis XIV, also known as Sun King, chose fashion as the medium of royal authority. Art historian Philip Mansel explains the role of fashion from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II in his book Dressed to Rule (): “The right dress was believed to encourage loyalty, satisfy vanity, impress outer world, and help royal industries” (xiv).
Mar 01, · Over the past year I have read extensively about the 17th century. "The Age of Louis XIV" is the best book which I have found on the period. Volume VII of Will and Ariel Durant's multi-volume "Story of Civilization", this book documents more detail of the era than any others which I have lapachecachica.com book begins with sections on France and England.5/5(5).
Louis XIV's godfather, Italian-born Chief Minister Cardinal Jules Mazarin, was responsible for tutoring the boy in history, politics and the arts. Louis XIV's governor, Nicolas de Neufville, was Born: Sep 05, Note: Citations are based on reference standards.
However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV, ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in 17th-century Europe.
Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis' accomplishments and follies, exploring in riveting detail his intimate relationships with women. Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV, and of the Regency, Being the Secret Memoirs of the Mother of the Regent, by Charlotte-Elisabeth Orléans (Gutenberg text) Filed under: France -- History -- Louis XIV, -- Fiction.
The Man in the Iron Mask, by Alexandre Dumas. HTML at. Dec 12, · Philip Mansel is a historian, and the author of numerous books about the history of France and the Ottoman empire. His latest book, King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV, was published by Allen Lane in July.
These facts first appeared in the Christmas issue of BBC History MagazineAuthor: Elinor Evans. Read the full-text online edition of Martin's History of France: The Age of Louis XIV - Vol.
2 (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Martin's History of France: The Age of Louis XIV. Martin's History of France: The Age of Louis XIV - Vol. By Henri Martin, Mary L. Booth.
No cover image France--History--Louis Xiv. Louis XIV and the Parlements: The Assertion of Royal Authority by John J. Hurt (Author) Book Description: This is the first scholarly study of the political and economic relationship between Louis XIV and the parliaments of France, the parliament of Paris and all the provincial tribunals.
This study calls into question the current revisionist. Louis XIV - the Sun King or Louis the Great, as he was also known - ruled France with an iron fist for over half a century, from to his death inoutliving his son and even his grandson. His court at the Palace of Versailles became the most dazzling on the Continent, and through his 3/5(2).
Jul 06, · Lead book review. The glory and the misery of Louis XIV’s France The Sun King’s court certainly outshone all others — but the long, extravagant reign left a country ripe for revolution.
Mar 17, · Louis XIV was the son of Louis XIII and dominated France in the second half of the Seventeenth Century. Louis XIV called himself the ‘Sun King’ and his reign is famous for the extension of absolute royal rule and the building of the palace at Versailles which seemed to .Jun 24, · Images of Louis XIV included hundreds of oil paintings and engravings, three-hundred-odd medals struck to commemorate the major events of the reign, sculptures, and bronzes, as well as plays, ballets (in which the king himself sometimes appeared on stage), operas, odes, sermons, official newspapers and histories, fireworks, fountains, and tapestries.Jun 24, · France’s King Louis XIV passed away on this date in On the th anniversary of the death of one of the longest-serving monarchs in European history.