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The Resource Louis XIV : the power and the glory, Josephine Wilkinson

Louis XIV : the power and the glory, Josephine Wilkinson

Label
Louis XIV : the power and the glory
Title
Louis XIV
Title remainder
the power and the glory
Statement of responsibility
Josephine Wilkinson
Title variation
  • Louis the 14th
  • Louis the fourteenth
  • Power & the glory
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This stylish and incisive narrative presents readers with a fresh perspective on one of the most fascinating kings in European history. 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, the scandal of a mistress who was immersed in the dark arts, and a central character who is handsome and romantic, but with a frighteningly dark side to his character. Louis believed himself to be semi-divine. His self-identification as the Sun King, which was reflected in iconography by the sun god, Apollo, influenced every aspect of Louis's life: his political philosophy, his wars, and his relationships with courtiers and subjects. As a military strategist, Louis's capacity was ambiguous, but he was an astute politician who led his country to the heights of sophistication and power-and then had the misfortune to live long enough to see it all crumble away. As the sun began to set upon this most glorious of reigns, it brought a gathering darkness filled with the anguish of dead heirs, threatened borders, and a populace that was dangerously dependent upon-but greatly distanced from-its king
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilkinson, Josephine
Dewey number
944.033092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
JC
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louis
  • France
  • France
Label
Louis XIV : the power and the glory, Josephine Wilkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A gift from God -- To educate a living god -- The fronde -- "The anointed of the Lord" -- Louis in love -- A royal wedding -- A new dawn -- The summer of 1661 -- At Vaux-le-Vicomte -- The Sun King -- Le Chateau de Cartes -- The pleasures of the enchanted isle -- The dark side of the Sun -- Mars and Athena -- The triple alliance -- Marriages and intrigues -- The Dutch War -- Les Femmes -- The affair of the poisons -- Mme ded Maintenon -- Versailles -- The sun reaches its zenith -- The edict of Fountainebleau -- The league of Augsburg -- "Sire, Marly!" -- The Spanish succession -- Gathering twilight -- Le Soleil se Coucher
Control code
sky295605682
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Book cloth edition.
Extent
ix, 467 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130156
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
bl2019004545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 03/19
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, photographs
Label
Louis XIV : the power and the glory, Josephine Wilkinson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A gift from God -- To educate a living god -- The fronde -- "The anointed of the Lord" -- Louis in love -- A royal wedding -- A new dawn -- The summer of 1661 -- At Vaux-le-Vicomte -- The Sun King -- Le Chateau de Cartes -- The pleasures of the enchanted isle -- The dark side of the Sun -- Mars and Athena -- The triple alliance -- Marriages and intrigues -- The Dutch War -- Les Femmes -- The affair of the poisons -- Mme ded Maintenon -- Versailles -- The sun reaches its zenith -- The edict of Fountainebleau -- The league of Augsburg -- "Sire, Marly!" -- The Spanish succession -- Gathering twilight -- Le Soleil se Coucher
Control code
sky295605682
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Book cloth edition.
Extent
ix, 467 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781643130156
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
bl2019004545
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
je 03/19
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, photographs

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