Louis the Fourteenth and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century

Tellier ; his Portrait - Famine of 1709 — Royal Plate once more sent to the Mint - Military Reverses — Egotism of Louis XIV . — The Duke de Fronsac - Children of the Duchess de Bourgoyne - Death of the Duke de Bourbon - Condé ...

Louis the Fourteenth  and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century


Louis the Fourteenth

A more tremendous event has not occurred in the history of our race. The story has too often been told by those who were in sympathy with the kings and the nobles.

Louis the Fourteenth

Then, instantly seizing another staff from the hands of an attendant, he waved it joyfully above his head, and shouted triumphantly, "Long live the king, Louis XV.!" A huzza burst from the lips of the assembled thousands almost loud enough to pierce the ear of the king, now palsied in death. There were few to mourn the departed monarch. As his remains were hurried to the vaults of St. Denis, those vaults which he had so much dreaded, the populace shouted execrations and pelted his coffin with mud. Not the slightest regard was paid to his will. The Duke of Orleans assumed the regency with absolute power. His reign was execrable, followed by the still more infamous reign of Louis XV. Then came the Revolution, as the sceptre of utterly despotic sway passed into the hands of the feeble Louis XVI. The storm, which had been gathering for ages, burst with fury which appalled the world. A more tremendous event has not occurred in the history of our race. The story has too often been told by those who were in sympathy with the kings and the nobles.

The Life and Times of Louis the Fourteenth

CHAPTER V. Children of Louis XIV . - The Duke of Maine . - Louis XIVth's brother . - Philip Duke de Chartres . - The Prince de Condé . — Influence of Louvois.- Le Pelletier as minister of finance , — Death of Louvois.

The Life and Times of Louis the Fourteenth


Germany in the Age of Louis the Fourteenth

THE CENTURY SUBSEQUENT TO THE peace of Westphalia is distinguished as the age of Louis the Fourteenth, that monarch being the sun by which it was illumined, and whose splendor was reflected by all the courts of Europe.

Germany in the Age of Louis the Fourteenth

THE century subsequent to the peace of Westphalia is distinguished as the age of Louis the Fourteenth, that monarch being the sun by which it was illumined, and whose splendor was reflected by all the courts of Europe. The first revolution against the middle ages was accomplished in him, by his subjection of the interests of the aristocratic and inferior classes beneath his despotic rule...

Louis XIV

Written with great psychological insight, this nuanced portrait of France's legendary "sun king" reveals a monarch who half-believed the mythology surrounding him but nevertheless felt tremendous guilt about the poverty, corruption, and ...

Louis XIV

Written with great psychological insight, this nuanced portrait of France's legendary "sun king" reveals a monarch who half-believed the mythology surrounding him but nevertheless felt tremendous guilt about the poverty, corruption, and violence that convulsed his kingdom beneath the veneer of royal wealth.

Louis the Fourteenth

Louis the Fourteenth


Louis XIV

Professor Wolf focuses on the problems of high politics and war, which intrigued Louis and were his instruments of power.

Louis XIV


The Wars of Louis XIV 1667 1714

John Lynn examines the wars for evidence of a coherent strategic policy; he explores the operational logistics of the campaigns; and considers their significance for France's diplomatic, political, mililtary, administrative and ...

The Wars of Louis XIV 1667 1714

Warfare dominated the long reign of the `Sun-king', Louis XIV. For forty years from 1672, France was continuously at war and had one of the largest armies seen in the West since the fall of imperial Rome. The campaigns secured little territory, but almost bankrupted the country and the consequences for the French monarchy were dramatic - contributing to its eventual downfall. John Lynn examines the wars for evidence of a coherent strategic policy; he explores the operational logistics of the campaigns; and considers their significance for France's diplomatic, political, mililtary, administrative and institutional This is the first modern, comprehensive study in any language, and offers a vivid insight into 17th and 18th century statesmanship and warfare - reaching a climax with the defeat of France by Marlborough at Blenheim.

Louis the Fourteenth

"This book balances the undeniable cultural achievements of the reign against the realities of Louis' egotism and argues that, when viewed critically, Louis' rule (1643-1715) personified the disadvantages of absolute monarchy and inexorably ...

Louis the Fourteenth

"This book balances the undeniable cultural achievements of the reign against the realities of Louis' egotism and argues that, when viewed critically, Louis' rule (1643-1715) personified the disadvantages of absolute monarchy and inexorably led to social and political blunders resulting in the suffering of millions. Richard Wilkinson demonstrates that while Louis excelled as a self-publicist, he fell far short of being a great monarch."--BOOK JACKET.

Catalogue of Books in the South End Branch Library of the Boston Public Library

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Catalogue of Books in the South End Branch Library of the Boston Public Library


Louis XIV

An intelligent, authoritative, and often surprising biography of the most famous of French monarchs, by an acclaimed biographer and historian.

Louis XIV

An intelligent, authoritative, and often surprising biography of the most famous of French monarchs, by an acclaimed biographer and historian. 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.

Louis the Fourteenth and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century Volume 2

Louis the Fourteenth and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century Volume 2

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Louis the Fourteenth and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century Volume 4

Louis the Fourteenth  and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century Volume 4

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Louis XIV

"A brilliant, subtle portrait."--"Le Monde." "The best work of history written in France for a century." --"Le Figaro."

Louis XIV

Acclaimed author Philippe Erlanger, winner of the Grand Prix d'Histoire de l'Academie Francaise, presents an intimately detailed portrait of France's most powerful and flamboyant ruler. With a novelist's elegant language and psychological insight, Erlanger portrays the Sun King through the decades, showing the crucial effect of a childhood filled with neglect and humiliation, and vividly depicting the King's spectacular style of leadership. "A brilliant, subtle portrait."--"Le Monde." "The best work of history written in France for a century." --"Le Figaro."

Louis XIV

withdrew to the archiepiscopal palace, which was to be his home for the length of his visit.11 The following day, Louis and his mother heard mass in the Benedictine Abbey of Reims, after which they visited the tomb of Saint Rémi.

Louis XIV

A major new biography of France's most famous king, the longest-reigning monarch in European history, by acclaimed biographer Josephine Wilkinson.

The life and times of Louis xiv

Neither Colbert nor Louis perceived that every system of law dependent upon the will of any single individual has in itself the seeds of imperfection and injustice : neither ... An ordonnance was promulgated in OF LOUIS THE FOURTEENTH .

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Excerpt from Louis the Fourteenth, and the Court of France in the Seventeenth Century, Vol. 2 of 2 Girlhood of La Valliere; her Advent at Court - The court-ballet Louis XIV. In a Greek Tunic - The Confidence in the Forest Suavity of the King - Jealousy of the Count de Guiche - The Storm in the Park - The Double Secretary - The Lottery of the Queen Mother - The Bracelets - Rivalry of Fouquet - The twenty thousand Pistoles - Indignation of La Valliere - Cabal against Fouquet; his. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

King Louis XIV

King Louis XIV He was born on September 5th, 1638 in the French lap of luxury otherwise known as the "Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

King Louis XIV

King Louis XIV He was born on September 5th, 1638 in the French lap of luxury otherwise known as the "Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye." This extravagant palace of French excess is located about 12 miles west of Paris. His birth name, "Louis-Dieudonne," is French for, literally, "Gift for God." This belief of divine right, initially inspired by his mother Queen Anne, would be a powerful theme throughout Louis XIV's life. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Conflict of Kings ✓ War and Marriage ✓ The Noose Tightens ✓ The Scorched Earth of Louis XIV ✓ The Balance of Power ✓ Louis's Last Stand ✓ The Death of the King And much more!Although he didn't create absolutism in France, King Louis XIV seemed to embody the "divine right of kings" better than anyone had before him. Louis XIV directly correlated his own private good with that of the public good. There was really no concept of private property under Louis. The French King viewed all of France as his personal estate, with all who lived and toiled in his domain doing so only under his express permission; even so, not everyone in France had the same sentiment. The ones who most notably resisted the notion of the King's absolutism were the French nobles and aristocrats that Louis depended upon to raise armies and defend the country. Despite his theory of absolutism, this dependence on French nobility to bear arms, gave them increasing autonomy and independence from the King. It was this independence that would one day come to a head, and send Louis, the so-called "Sun King" of divine inheritance, into a full-blown conflict with his own subjects - and the world at large.