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Status interaction during the reign of Louis XIV

Author: Giora Sternberg
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: #x98;The#x9C; past & present book series
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Studies the way in which status symbols operated as a key tool for defining and redefining identities, relations, and power in the hierarchical world of Louis XIV's court.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Giora Sternberg
OCLC Number: 1044664573
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the 2015 Royal Historical Society Gladstone Prize.
Description: 1 vol. (x-209 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: AcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction1: The Marriage of 1679: High Ceremonies as Multifaceted Status Interactions2: The affaire des sieges: The Anatomy of Ceremonial Crisis3: The Battles of the Mantles: Ceremonial Gear and Status Conflict4: To Wear or Not To Wear? Mantled Visits in the Early Eighteenth Century5: The Duality of Service: Between Honour and Humiliation, between Primary and Secondary Functions6: Epistolary Ceremonial: Manuscript Correspondence as Unmediated Status InteractionConclusionAppendix I: The Royal House of Bourbon, 1643-1715Appendix II: The Conde-Gourville CorrespondenceAppendix III: Train-Length and Train-Bearing in Bourbon Funerary Services at Saint-Denis and at Notre Dame, 1643-1715Appendix IV: A Schematised Hierarchy of Free-Address FormsBibliographyIndex
Series Title: #x98;The#x9C; past & present book series
Responsibility: Giora Sternberg.


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What Sternberg supplies are so many of the glorious details to understanding the fine mechanics of Louis XIV's Versailles and the court society. * Journal of Modern History * This is, without doubt, Read more...

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