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Louis XVI, the silent king

Author: John Hardman
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : Co-published in the United States of America by Oxford University Press, 2000.
Series: Reputations (Arnold (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ideal for students and scholars of modern history, Louis XVI is an important reconsideration of key aspect of the French and a lively introduction to this willfully enigmatic man.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France.; Louis, roi de France; Louis, King of France; Ludwig, Frankreich König XVI.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hardman
ISBN: 034070649X 9780340706497 0340706503 9780340706503
OCLC Number: 43418236
Description: xvi, 224 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Table: French kings from Louis XIV --
Introduction: the many faces of Louis XVI --
I. Louis XVI and the ancien regime. 1. Inheritance. 2. The education of a king. 3. 1774: a new monarch --
and a new monarchy? 4. Louis XVI and Turgot. 5. Necker, 1776-1781: charlatan or saviour? 6. Foreign policy, 1774-1789. 7. 1781-1787: personal rule? 8. Watershed --
II. Louis XVI and the French Revolution. 9. 1789. 10. Varennes. 11. The fall of the monarchy. 12. Trial and death. 13. Three general perspectives and a conclusion.
Series Title: Reputations (Arnold (Firm))
Other Titles: Louis XVI
Louis the sixteenth, the silent king
Responsibility: John Hardman.

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