History of Louis XIV. by John S. C. Abbott

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Published by Harper & brothers in New York .

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  • Louis -- XIV, -- King of France, -- 1638-1715

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StatementBy John S. C. Abbott...
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LC ClassificationsDC129 .A42
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Pagination 410 p.
Number of Pages410
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Open LibraryOL23374854M
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Louis XIV’s story has all the ingredients of a Dumas classic: legendary beginnings, beguiling women, court intrigue, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask, lavish court entertainments, and the scandal of a mistress who was immersed in the dark arts.

Louis believed himself to be semi-divine. The best biography on Louis XIV I've read to date is written by Jean-Christian Petitfils - louis xvi: Jean-Christian Petitfils - but, unfortunately, it's in French, and I wasn't able to find an English translation.

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book of During Louis XIV's lengthy Brand: Cosimo. Louis XIV (Louis Dieudonné; 5 September – 1 September ), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was King of France from 14 May until his death in His reign of 72 years and days is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in European history.

In the age of absolutism in Europe, Louis XIV's France was a leader in Father: Louis XIII of France. Louis was born on 5 September at St Germain-en-Laye. He became king at the age of four on the death of his father, Louis XIII.

While Louis was a child, his mother, Anne of Austria, served as. Mar 16,  · Louis XIV, also known as Sun King, chose fashion as the medium of royal authority. Art historian Philip Mansel explains the role of fashion from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II in his book Dressed to Rule (): “The right dress was believed to encourage loyalty, satisfy vanity, impress outer world, and help royal industries” (xiv).

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Louis XIV's godfather, Italian-born Chief Minister Cardinal Jules Mazarin, was responsible for tutoring the boy in history, politics and the arts.

Louis XIV's governor, Nicolas de Neufville, was Born: Sep 05, Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV, ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in 17th-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis' accomplishments and follies, exploring in riveting detail his intimate relationships with women.

Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV, and of the Regency, Being the Secret Memoirs of the Mother of the Regent, by Charlotte-Elisabeth Orléans (Gutenberg text) Filed under: France -- History -- Louis XIV, -- Fiction.

The Man in the Iron Mask, by Alexandre Dumas. HTML at. Dec 12,  · Philip Mansel is a historian, and the author of numerous books about the history of France and the Ottoman empire. His latest book, King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV, was published by Allen Lane in July.

These facts first appeared in the Christmas issue of BBC History MagazineAuthor: Elinor Evans. Read the full-text online edition of Martin's History of France: The Age of Louis XIV - Vol. 2 (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Martin's History of France: The Age of Louis XIV.

Martin's History of France: The Age of Louis XIV - Vol. By Henri Martin, Mary L. Booth. No cover image France--History--Louis Xiv. Louis XIV and the Parlements: The Assertion of Royal Authority by John J. Hurt (Author) Book Description: This is the first scholarly study of the political and economic relationship between Louis XIV and the parliaments of France, the parliament of Paris and all the provincial tribunals.

This study calls into question the current revisionist. Louis XIV - the Sun King or Louis the Great, as he was also known - ruled France with an iron fist for over half a century, from to his death inoutliving his son and even his grandson.

His court at the Palace of Versailles became the most dazzling on the Continent, and through his 3/5(2). Jul 06,  · Lead book review. The glory and the misery of Louis XIV’s France The Sun King’s court certainly outshone all others — but the long, extravagant reign left a country ripe for revolution.

Mar 17,  · Louis XIV was the son of Louis XIII and dominated France in the second half of the Seventeenth Century. Louis XIV called himself the ‘Sun King’ and his reign is famous for the extension of absolute royal rule and the building of the palace at Versailles which seemed to.

Jun 24,  · Images of Louis XIV included hundreds of oil paintings and engravings, three-hundred-odd medals struck to commemorate the major events of the reign, sculptures, and bronzes, as well as plays, ballets (in which the king himself sometimes appeared on stage), operas, odes, sermons, official newspapers and histories, fireworks, fountains, and tapestries.

Jun 24,  · France’s King Louis XIV passed away on this date in On the th anniversary of the death of one of the longest-serving monarchs in European history. Louis XIV was the greatest of all French monarchs. Coming to the throne at the age of five, he ruled for 72 years and presided over the finest flourishing of French culture and one of its greatest periods of expansionist and military glory.

This biography uses contemporary sources to examine the sort of monarch Louis XIV really was. The book provides an overview of the entire civilization 4/5(2). A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the AQA A/AS Level History. Written for the AQA A/AS Level History specifications for first teaching fromthis print Student Book covers The Sun King: Louis XIV, France and Europe, Depth component.

Louis XIV. The Power and the Glory. By: Alison Weir's lucid and gripping account focuses on the human side of history. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos, and his wife Margaret of Anjou, who took up her arms in her husband's cause and battled in a violent man's world.

Jul 11,  · 'The ultimate biography of the Sun King, Louis XIV' Simon Sebag Montefiore. A TELEGRAPH AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE BOOK OF THE YEAR. Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, dominated his age.

In the second half of the seventeenth century, he extended France's frontiers into the Netherlands and Germany, and established colonies in America, Africa and India/5(16). Sep 06,  · When King Louis XIV ascended the French throne inpersecution of the Huguenots began again, escalating to the point that he directed troops to.

From on, Louis XIV worked hard to keep England neutral, if not allied with France. When Philip IV of Spain died inLouis seized the opportunity to invade the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium) and the Franche-Comté (now Burgundy). Both provinces were more French than brokenrranch.com: Historynet Staff.

The reign of Louis XIV is often referred to as “Le Grand Siècle” (the Great Century), forever associated with the image of an absolute monarch and a strong, centralised state.

Coming to the throne at a tender age, tutored by Cardinal Mazarin, the Sun King embodied the principles of absolutism. In he moved the royal Court to the Palace of Versailles, the defining symbol of his power.

Title History of Louis XIV. Contributor Names Abbott, John S. (John Stevens Cabot), May 03,  · Louis XIV King of France and Navarre In Power May 14, – Sept. 1, Born Sept. 5, Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France Died Sept.

1, (at age 76) Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France Nationality French Religion Catholicism Louis XIV rose to power when he was only five years old.

His motherBorn: Sept. 5,Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. May 25,  · The Watchers: The Angels Who Betrayed God [Book of Enoch] (Angels & Demons Explained) - Duration: The Legends of Historyviews.

Mar 05,  · Louis XIV, the Sun King, so dominated an era of European history that Will and Ariel Durant titled one of their story of civilization books The Age of Louis XIV. The Durants are notably absent from Wilkinson’s bibliography.

Theirs was history and biography on a grand scale. Wilkinson’s biography is anything but grand. It is, instead, brokenrranch.com: Josephine Wilkinson. This chapter details the political and cultural transformation which occurred in France during the middle decades of the 17th century as exemplified by the tale of two bedrooms of King Louis XIV — his room at the Palais Royal and at Versailles.

King Louis XIV ruled France for seventy-two years, the longest-reigning monarch in European history. Nov 29,  · Philip Mansel is a historian, and the author of numerous books about the history of France and the Ottoman empire.

His latest book, King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV, was published by Allen Lane in July. For more on Louis XIV, listen to the BBC Radio 4 series Shadow of the Sun. Oct 19,  · King Louis XIV (–): Louis XIV succeeded to the French throne as a minor in and ruled until ; for many contemporaries, he was the only monarch they ever brokenrranch.com was the apogee of French absolutist rule and the pageantry.

D’Artagnan managed to find himself a great patron, in the form of Cardinal Mazarin, Richelieu’s protégé and successor as First Minister of France.

With the death of Louis XIII, inMazarin was also regent for the new king, Louis XIV, who was only 5-years-old at his accession. From toKing Louis XIV—the Sun King—reigned over France with absolute power.

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World History Honors Name: Unit Absolutism Date: “A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LOUIS XIV” For much of his reign, Louis XIV resided at the palace of Versailles. There he established a lavish court, which the country’s leading nobles were expected to attend.

The Chamberlain then handed the King the book of the Office of the Holy Ghost, and.Oct 03,  · Rumors of a mysterious prisoner during the reign of King Louis XIV became legend after Alexandre Dumas wrote his famous tale. History History This massive book .The reign of Louis XIV - The history of Versailles is inextricably linked with the figure of Louis XIV.

Although the location existed for centuries before the sovereign, Louis XIV developed a genuine liking for Versailles early on, and decided to extend it beyond the chateau that had grown out of the hunting lodge of brick and stone first built by his father.

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