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History of Louis XIV

by John S. C. Abbott

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Published by Harper & Brothers in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Added t.-p., lithographed in colors.

Statementby John S. C. Abbott
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, [9]-410 p. :
Number of Pages410
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25129217M

Book Description: The Duc de Saint-Simon was at the very center of Louis XIV's court at Versailles, a hotbed of intrigue, passion, jealousy, and political skullduggery. He was a genuinely pious and honest man whose unblinking record of the court-his eye-witness testimony of wars, intrigues, and royal visits-make this a supreme work of art. 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).

Louis XIV was a man in pursuit of glory. Not content to be the ruler of a world power, he wanted the power to rule the world. And, for a time, he came tantalizingly close. Philip Mansel’s King of the World is the most comprehensive and up-to-date biography in English of this hypnotic, flawed figure who continues to captivate our attention. This lively work takes Louis outside Versailles and. `The Sun King has always been over-exposed -- a habit he started himself. Here is the student's antidote to boredom. Campbell has produced the best short guide available and a vigorous synthesis of the latest research, complete with extensive bibliography, unfamiliar documents and vital glossary. Fresh material abounds and a misconception is demolished on every page.

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 Released on: Ma History of Louis XIV. New York, Harper & Brothers [] (OCoLC) Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John S C Abbott.


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History of Louis XIV by John S. C. Abbott Download PDF EPUB FB2

The reign of France’s Louis XIV (), known as the Sun King, lasted for 72 years, longer than that of any other known European sovereign. In that time. 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.

John Wolf's book on Louis XIV has been noted as THE book on Louis XIV. Overall I feel this is strongly the case. The book is a combination of a biography of Louis and a history of France at the time. The writing style throughout the book is very strong and consistent making the read by: 1.

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Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading King Louis XIV: A Life From Beginning to End (Royalty Biography Book 6)/5(60). Louis XIV died infour days shy of his 77th birthday, from gangrene associated with an infection in his leg.

Early life and marriage. Louis was the son of Louis XIII and his Spanish queen, Anne of Austria. He succeeded his father on At the age of four years and eight months, he was, according to the laws of the kingdom, not. The story of Louis XIV-the "Sun King" of France, is a gripping tale of royal grandeur, despotism, corruption, and moral degeneracy, which, in its very extravagance, laid the seed for the destruction of the French royal house and the infamous revolution 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. Filed under: France -- History -- Louis XIV, -- Anecdotes. An historical romance of the wars between the mighty giant Gallieno, and the great knight Nasonius, and his associates (Dublin: [s.n.], ), by John Sergeant (HTML at EEBO TCP).

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. Louis XIV, –, king of France (–), son and successor of King Louis XIII.

Early Reign After his father's death his mother, Anne of Austria, was regent for Louis, but the real power was wielded by Anne's adviser, Cardinal did not take over the government until Mazarin's death ().

Durant covers Western Civilization and European history with an in-depth clarity that no historian of the 20th century can match. If you like history, don't pass on Will Durant. With regard to this book, it does an excellent job of covering all aspects of European history at the time of Louis XIV.5/5(5).

Filed under: France -- History -- Louis XIV, The Correspondence of Madame Du Noyer (2 volumes; London: R. Bentley and Son, ), by Madame Du Noyer, ed. by Florence Louisa Layard Volume I: multiple formats at Abeka 7th grade history section review STUDY.

Flashcards. Learn. Write. Spell. Test. PLAY. Match. Gravity. Created by. kak Terms in this set (10) less than five years old; Mazarin. how old was Louis XIV when his father died. who ruled for him while he was a child.

France became one of the most important nations in the world. Central to the audiobook is the "Sun King" himself, Louis XIV. Louis XIV ruled France for over seventy years, longer than almost any European ruler in history.

He is the subject of a character study that runs through seven chapters, revealing the flesh and blood beneath the purple and the crown. Synopsis. Louis XIV was born on September 5,in Saint-Germaine-en-Laye, France. He became king in As ofhe started reforming : The thoughtful reader will perceive that in this long and wicked reign Louis XIV.

was sowing the wind from which his descendants reaped the whirlwind. It was the despotism of Louis XIV. and of Louis XV. which ushered in that most sublime of all earthly dramas, the French Revolution.

John S. Abbott. New Haven, Conn.,   Louis XIV came to the throne in at the age of four with the monarchy ‘on a knife edge’ and died 72 years later with his country virtually bankrupt; but in the decades between he left a.

This stylish and incisive narrative presents listeners 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.

Buy King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV 01 by Mansel, Philip (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(34). Genre/Form: Publishers' catalogues History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Abbott, John S.C.

(John Stevens Cabot), History of Louis XIV. Title History of Louis XIV. Contributor Names Abbott, John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot),   Louis XIV King of France and Navarre In Power – 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. During the reign of King Louis XIV, an enigmatic man spent several decades confined to the Bastille and other French prisons.

No one knew his .