skip to content
Louis XVI Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Louis XVI

Author: John Hardman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The reign of Louis XVI, which ended in 1793 with the guillotining of the king and his queen, Marie-Antoinette, is a dramatic and crucial part of French history. Yet there have been no scholarly studies of Louis in any language, a result of the destruction or dispersal of the king's personal papers and documents. John Hardman, who has spent many years tracking down the primary sources, now fills the gap with this  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, roi de France; Louis, King of France
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hardman
ISBN: 0300057199 9780300057195 0300060777 9780300060775
OCLC Number: 25746833
Description: viii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Years of Hope. 1. Early Life. 2. 1774: The New King and the Old Parlement. 3. Maurepas and Turgot. 4. The Price of Victory: Necker, 1776-81. 5. The Last Years of the Ancien Regime, 1781-6. 6. Foreign Policy, 1774-87 --
pt. II. Defeat, 1787-9. 7. The Convocation of the Assembly of Notables. 8. The Assembly of Notables. 9. The Ministry of Lomenie de Brienne, May 1787-August 1788. 10. Preparations for the Estates. 11. The Silent King and the Estates --
pt. III. Captivity and Flight. 12. The October Days. 13. Temporizing. 14. The Flight to Varennes. 15. The Last Year of the Monarchy, 13 September 1791-10 August 1792. 16. The Prisoner of the Temple.
Responsibility: John Hardman.

Abstract:

Provides an account of Louis XVI's reign. This book divides his story into three periods: the first 12 years of Louis' reign reveals the secret workings of absolute monarchy; the second covers the  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25746833> # Louis XVI
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "25746833" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ctu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Place/new_haven> ; # New Haven
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/944.035092/e20/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204289> ; # France.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Topic/franse_revolutie> ; # Franse Revolutie
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/212882453> ; # roi de France Louis XVI
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Thing/monarchs> ; # Monarchs
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Event/1774_1799> ; # 1774 - 1799
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Topic/rois_et_souverains_france> ; # Rois et souverains--France
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Place/france> ; # France
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Thing/france> ; # France
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/987694> ; # Kings and rulers
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354514> ; # Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/249604127> ; # John Hardman
    schema:datePublished "1993" ;
    schema:description "The reign of Louis XVI, which ended in 1793 with the guillotining of the king and his queen, Marie-Antoinette, is a dramatic and crucial part of French history. Yet there have been no scholarly studies of Louis in any language, a result of the destruction or dispersal of the king's personal papers and documents. John Hardman, who has spent many years tracking down the primary sources, now fills the gap with this engrossing and perceptive account of Louis's reign. Hardman divides his story into three periods. His account of the first twelve years of Louis's reign, from 1774 to 1786, penetrates the secret workings of absolute monarchy in the last stage of its development. During this period, Hardman shows, the King was capable, especially in the fields of foreign affairs and public finance, but also austere, enigmatic and at times callous. The second part of the book, from 1787-9, opens with Louis's great personal reform initiative, presented to the Assembly of Notables and one of the pivotal events of the reign. Here Hardman discusses the disintegration of the regime, the loss of Louis' personal composure, and the corresponding rise in the influence of Marie-Antoinette. The King's often misunderstood attitude to the Estates-General in 1789, he argues, determined the whole character and course of the French Revolution. The main political theme of the final section, from 1789-93, is the King's attitude towards the Revolution as embodied in the Constitution of 1791. But here the political drama is replaced in part by a human one: as Louis's political role declined, his character, tempered by suffering, appears increasingly sympathetic. In the end, Louis emerges as a ruler with clear ideas and a genuine concern for the French people, and the flight to Varennes and the King's imprisonment and execution take on a new poignancy."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/29097501> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Louis XVI"@en ;
    schema:productID "25746833" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/25746833#PublicationEvent/new_haven_yale_university_press_1993> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Agent/yale_university_press> ; # Yale University Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300060775> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300057195> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9306697> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9531718> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/25746833> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Agent/yale_university_press> # Yale University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Yale University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Topic/franse_revolutie> # Franse Revolutie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Franse Revolutie"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/29097501#Topic/rois_et_souverains_france> # Rois et souverains--France
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Rois et souverains--France"@fr ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204289> # France.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "France." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1354514> # Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
    a bgn:Meeting, schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Revolution (France : 1789-1799)" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/987694> # Kings and rulers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Kings and rulers"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/212882453> # roi de France Louis XVI
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1754" ;
    schema:deathDate "1793" ;
    schema:givenName "Louis" ;
    schema:name "roi de France Louis XVI" ;
    schema:name "King of France Louis XVI" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/249604127> # John Hardman
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1944" ;
    schema:familyName "Hardman" ;
    schema:givenName "John" ;
    schema:name "John Hardman" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300057195>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0300057199" ;
    schema:isbn "9780300057195" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300060775>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:bookFormat schema:Paperback ;
    schema:isbn "0300060777" ;
    schema:isbn "9780300060775" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.