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Athenais: The Life of Louis XIV Mistress-the Real Queen of France
by Lisa Hilton
Hardcover from Little Brown & Company

The Age of Louis XIV
by Will Durant, Ariel Durant (Contributor)
Book Description: (8th Volume of Civilization series) In the eighth volume of their Story of Civilization, the Durants explore the apex of European civilization to that time, the years 1648 to 1715. It is the era of the "Sun King," Louis XIV, one of the most powerful rulers in Western history. It is also the pinnacle of Dutch culture, the heyday of Vermeer and William of Orange, later King of England. All this forms the backdrop for the Durants' real focus: the intellectual character of the age. Encompassing Newton and Leibniz, among others, THE AGE OF LOUIS XIV marks a momentous transition: the passage from superstition and intolerance to science and philosophy. This is the period on which the foundation for modernity rests.
Hardcover: ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.84 x 9.59 x 6.87
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; (September 1983)
ISBN: 0671012150

The Dynastic State and the Army under Louis XIV : Royal Service and Private Interest 1661-1701
by Guy Rowlands
Hardcover from Cambridge University Press

Europe in the Age of Louis XIV
by Richard C. Hatton, Ragnhild H. Hatton
Paperback: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.66 x 8.28 x 5.88
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company; (September 1979)
ISBN: 0393950921

The Fabrication of Louis XIV
by Peter Burke
Book Description: In this engrossing book, an internationally respected historian gives an account of contemporary representations of Louis XIV-in paintings and engravings, medals and sculptures, plays, ballets, and operas-to show how the making of a royal image illuminates the relationship between art and power.
Paperback from Yale Univ Pr

Louis XIV
by Ian Dunlop
Winner of the 1999 Enid MacLeod Award, Ian Dunlop's elegant biography of Louis XIV (1638-1715) brilliantly achieves the author's aim "to help my readers see [Louis] as his contemporaries saw him." Extensive quotes from diaries and memoirs (each assessed for their prejudices) bring to life the glittering French court in the heyday of divine-right monarchy. Handsome and athletic, autocratic but kind, devoted to his queen as well as his mistresses yet also a pious pillar of the Catholic Church, Louis seemed to his dazzled subjects to incarnate the power and glory of the French nation. He moved in a world where personal relations dominated political affairs, and royalty's private life was intensely public: "The great families of the French aristocracy were at their most natural when they were showing off," writes Dunlop, with a nice appreciation of this society's paradoxes. Louis's fondness for wars and passion for extravagant building projects like the palace of Versailles strained the French economy and sowed the seeds for the French Revolution. In his time, however, he was adored. Dunlop's engaging depiction of a generous, charismatic man makes it easy to understand why. --Wendy Smith -
Hardcover: 512 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.66 x 9.60 x 6.50
Publisher: St. Martin's Press;
ISBN: 0312261969

Louis XIV
by David J. Sturdy
Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.00 x 6.00
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; (November )
ISBN: 0312214278

Louis XIV
by Geoffrey Treasure
Paperback from Longman

Louis XIV and the French Monarchy
by Andrew Lossky, Marie-Ellias Lossky
Paperback: 368 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.98 x 9.04 x 6.04
Publisher: Rutgers University Press;
ISBN: 0813526876

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 understanding of the reign of Louis XIV and insists that absolute government had a harsh reality at its core.
Hardcover: 240 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.94 x 9.50 x 6.38
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr; (July 5, )
ISBN: 0719062357

Louis XIV and Absolutism: A Brief Study With Documents
by William Beik
Book Description: This unique collection of documents with commentary explores the meaning of absolute monarchy by examining how Louis XIV of France became one of Europe's most famous and successful rulers. The documents, newly translated and carefully selected for their readability, examine the problems of the Fronde, Colbert's grasp of the economic and fiscal dimensions of the kingdom, the taming of the rural nobility, the interaction of royal ministers and provincial authorities, the repression of Jansenists and Protestants, popular rebellions, and royal image-making.
Hardcover: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.69 x 8.55 x 5.70
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; (March )
ISBN: 0312227434

Louis XIV and the Twenty Million Frenchmen
by Pierre Goubert
Paperback from Random House

A Lust for Virtue: Louis XIV's Attack on Sin in Seventeenth-Century France
by Philip F. Riley
Book Description: Midway through his reign, in the critical decade of the 1680s, the lusty image of Louis XIV paled and was replaced by that of a straitlaced monarch committed to locking up blasphemers, debtors, gamblers, and prostitutes in wretched, foul-smelling prisons that dispensed ample doses of Catholic-Reformation virtue. The author demonstrates how this attack on sin expressed the punitive social policy of the French Catholic Reformation and how Louis's actions clarified the legal and moral distinctions between crime and sin.
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group (E);
ISBN: 0313001065
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The Man in the Iron Mask (Oxford World's Classics)
by Alexandre Dumas, David Coward
Paperback from Oxford University Press

Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon, 1691-1709 (Lost Treasures)
by Lucy Norton (Translator)
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. These memoirs were the literary inspiration for Marcel Proust's own masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past.
Paperback: 560 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.71 x 8.62 x 5.37
Publisher: Prion Books; (April )
ISBN: 1853753521

Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency: His Court and the Regency
by Duc de Saint-Simon
Paperback from Indypublish.Com

Old Regime France: 1648-1788 (The Short Oxford History of France)
by William Doyle
Paperback from Oxford University Press

Paris in the Age of Absolutism
by Orest A. Ranum
Hardcover from Pennsylvania State Univ Pr (Trd)

Palaces of the Sun King: Versailles, Trianon, Marley: The Chateaux of Louis XIV
by Andrew Zega, Bernd H. Dams
Hardcover from Rizzoli

Phoenix: Louis XIV
by Philippe Erlanger
Paperback from Phoenix Press

A Royal Passion: Louis XIV as Patron of Architecture
by Robert W. Berger (Author)
Editorial Reviews Book Description A Royal Passion is the first in-depth study of the Sun King as a patron of architecture. Surveying such monuments as the Louvre, Versailles, the Invalides, and other buildings that are closely identified with Louis XIV, Robert W. Berger demonstrates why these buildings, gardens, urban spaces, and their decorations were so important to him, and underscored his absolutist authority. Moreover, by adopting the guise of "builder-prince," Louis XIV reasserted his kinship with the Roman emperors, whose grandeur he sought both to emulate and to surpass.
Hardcover: 204 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.78 x 10.31 x 8.26
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; (November )
ISBN: 0521440297

Saint-Simon and the Court of Louis XIV
by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Arthur Goldhammer, Jean-Francois Fitou, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Hardcover from University of Chicago Press (Trd)

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The Splendid Century: Life in the France of Louis XIV
by W. H. Lewis
Paperback: 306 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 8.50 x 5.50
Publisher: Waveland Press; Reprint edition
ISBN: 0881339210

The Sun King
by Nancy Mitford
Paperback: 255 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.87 x 9.86 x 7.42
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); Reprint edition (August )
ISBN: 0140239677

Scenes from the Marriage of Louis XIV: Nuptial Fictions and the Making of Absolutist Power
by Abby E. Zanger
Hardcover: 260 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 9.00 x 6.00
Publisher: Stanford University Press; (December )
ISBN: 0804729778

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Views of the Gardens at Marley : Louis XIV : Royal Gardener

Sun King : The Ascendancy of French Culture During the Reign of Louis XIV

The Wars of Louis XIV, 1667-1714 (Modern Wars in Perspective)
by John A. Lynn
Paperback from Longman

The Age of Louis XIV : A History of European Civilization in the Period of Pascal, Moliere, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 16

City on the Seine : Paris in the Time of Richelieu and Louis XIV

Louis XIV and the Greatness of France

Louis XIV and Absolutism : A Brief Study With Documents

The Fabrication of Louis XIV
by Peter Burke
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