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Richelieu's Desmarets and the century of Louis XIV

Author: H Gaston Hall
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
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"Jean Desmarets (1600?-1676) was a late Renaissance "universal man": first Chancellor and founder-member of the Academie-francaise, last jester of the French royal court, star performer in ballets, novelist, playwright, poet, architect, inventor, and mystic. He was also the first man to publicize the notion of "a century of Louis XIV." Hall examines that notion by looking afresh at Desmarets' vigorous career and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Hall, H. Gaston.
Richelieu's Desmarets and the century of Louis XIV.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)644792566
Named Person: Jean Desmarets de Saint-Sorlin; Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, duc de; Jean Desmarets de Saint-Sorlin; Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, duc de; Jean Desmarets de Saint-Sorlin; Armand Jean du Plessis Richelieu, duc de; Jean Desmarets de Saint-Sorlin; Armand Jean Du Plessis Richelieu, cardinal duc de))
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Gaston Hall
ISBN: 0198151578 9780198151579
OCLC Number: 20168338
Description: 399 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Jean Desmarets and the century of Louis 14; family; the "celebre marets" of court ballet; missions and offices; the novels and the new academie - francaise; Richelieu, Desmarets and theatre; "Les Visionnaires"; the historical tragicomedies; plays for the grand salle of the Palais - Cardinal; "La Felicite" and "La Prosperite"; short poems and games; devotional poetry; devotional prose; "Clovis, ou la France Chrestienne"; the late biblical and heroic poems; the quarrel of the "Imaginaires".
Responsibility: Hugh Gaston Hall.
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