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The age of Louis XIV,

Author: Laurence Bradford Packard
Publisher: New York, H. Holt and Co. [©1929]
Series: Berkshire studies in European history.
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Packard, Laurence Bradford, 1887-1955.
Age of Louis XIV.
New York, H. Holt and Co. [©1929]
(OCoLC)562570202
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Bradford Packard
OCLC Number: 585901
Description: xii, 144 pages 19 cm.
Contents: The absolute monarchy. Meaning of the age of Louis XIV --
The dynastic state --
The divine right of kings --
The idea of the balance of power --
Louis XIV as an absolute monarch --
The cult of majesty --
Versailles and its significance --
Political machinery of the absolute monarchy --
Defects of the absolute monarchy --
International aspects of the reign of Louis XIV. The advent of modern diplomacy --
Rise of diplomatic practice --
Diplomacy in the age of Louis XIV --
Beginnings of modern militarism --
Louvois and the first great standing army --
Vauban --
International relations in the age of Louis XIV --
Influence of France beyond Europe --
Summary of treaties made in the reign of Louis XIV --
The intellectual achievements of the Great Age. The varied aspects of history and the difficulty of synthesis --
Literature --
French literature in the period of Louis XIV --
English literature --
Art --
Architecture --
French architecture --
English architecture --
Painting --
Spain --
Netherlands --
Sculpture --
Industrial art, furniture, the Gobelins, Louis Quatorze --
Music --
Science. rc.
Series Title: Berkshire studies in European history.
Responsibility: by Laurence Bradford Packard.

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