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King of the world the life of Louis XIV

Author: Philip Mansel
Publisher: Chicago University of Chicago Press 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduction: A Thousand Years of France -- The Gift of God -- Our Good City of Paris -- The Struggle for France -- M. le Cardinal -- The Power of Queens -- Fouquet's Fall -- Making France Work -- The Pursuit of Immortality: The Louvre and Versailles -- Conquering Flanders -- Fighting the Netherlands -- To the Rhine -- The King Outdoors -- Inside Versailles -- Inside Louis XIV -- The Global King: From the
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Mansel
ISBN: 9780226690896 022669089X
OCLC Number: 1166586353
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Maps Family Trees Introduction: A Thousand Years of France 1 The Gift of God 2 Our Good City of Paris 3 The Struggle for France 4 M. le Cardinal 5 The Power of Queens 6 Fouquet's Fall 7 Making France Work 8 The Pursuit of Immortality: The Louvre and Versailles 9 Conquering Flanders 10 Fighting the Netherlands 11 To the Rhine 12 The King Outdoors 13 Inside Versailles 14 Inside Louis XIV 15 The Global King: From the Mississippi to the Mekong 16 The Huguenot Cataclysm 17 England Changes Sides: The Flights of King James 18 France against Europe 19 Spain Changes Sides: The Accession of King Philip 20 The Triumph of Europe 21 Towards the Precipice 22 Nemesis Averted 23 Funeral Games 24 The Shadow of Versailles Acknowledgements Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Philip Mansel

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Introduction: A Thousand Years of France -- The Gift of God -- Our Good City of Paris -- The Struggle for France -- M. le Cardinal -- The Power of Queens -- Fouquet's Fall -- Making France Work -- The Pursuit of Immortality: The Louvre and Versailles -- Conquering Flanders -- Fighting the Netherlands -- To the Rhine -- The King Outdoors -- Inside Versailles -- Inside Louis XIV -- The Global King: From the Mississippi to the Mekong -- The Huguenot Cataclysm -- England Changes Sides: The Flights of King James -- France against Europe -- Spain Changes Sides: The Accession of King Philip -- The Triumph of Europe -- Towards the Precipice -- Nemesis Averted -- Funeral Games -- The Shadow of Versailles.

"Philip Mansel's book is poised to become the new standard English-language biography of Louis XIV, one that takes into account the revolution in the last fifty years in knowledge about every aspect of the king's reign: the army; Catholicism; diplomacy; the arts; music; medicine; homosexuality at his court; the role of women and the publication of the entire correspondence of his second wife, Madame de Maintenon. This is a global biography of a global king, whose power on the French monarchy and state was large but also limited by laws and circumstances, and whose interests and ambitions stretched from the eastern frontiers of his territory, which he enlarged to what is essentially France's shape today, to the territories along the Mississippi and Mekong rivers. Through it all, we watch Louis XIV progressively turning from a dazzling, attractive monarch to a belligerent reactionary who sets France on the path to 1789"-

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"Mansel has mastered a bewildering array of primary and secondary sources dealing with his man and his time period, and he's invested his entire narrative with a kind of tightly compressed narrative Read more...

 
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