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greatness of Louis XIV

William Farr Church

greatness of Louis XIV

myth or reality?

by William Farr Church

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Published by Heath in Lexington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Louis -- XIV, -- King of France, -- 1638-1715.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesProblems in European civilization
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC129 C5 1968
    The Physical Object
    Pagination100p.
    Number of Pages100
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17285960M

    His doublet was of cloth of gold and silver, and he was mounted upon a dapple-gray charger whose crimson trappings were embroidered with gold in Spanish point, with two scarves of black taffeta for reins. Led into the royal bedchamber, they gazed upon Louis, who was feigning sleep, were appeased, and then quietly departed. The Seventeenth Century In France. Whereas Louis excluded much of the nobility from government and military service, essentially forcing them into the role of idle rich, the English nobility gradually gained power and responsibility for the governance of their country.

    He had big plans for France, he had ambition, he wanted to see France recover her place of greatness in the world and had a few things gone differently there is no reason to believe that she could not have done so. This war ended with the Treaty of Ryswickthrough which Louis lost minor territories. A psychological portrait of the king is explored in the context of this possibility, the historical consequences of which are extraordinarily wide reaching. Boulenger, Jacques. The expeditionary force sent to North America fought extremely well and, along with the French navy, proved decisive in securing the independence of the United States by forcing Great Britain to give up on the war and come to terms with their former fellow subjects.

    The problem with this source was it was not very explanatory and only mentions Madame de Maintenon in brief statements. It did not supply enough information for extensive research on Madame de Maintenon. It is quite natural because Louis himself was deeply involved in and greatly responsible for the 17th century English history, and Thomas Hobbes and John Locke were Englishmen. France was an exceedingly rich, diverse and powerful country: Louis was its magnificent public face, the pinnacle of its glory, for almost 50 years.


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Louis Xiv and the Greatness of France by Maurice Ashley

The best book on the period! Moreover, eager to emancipate themselves from Habsburg domination, petty German states sought French protection. Wilkinson seems to be consumed by such things. Ashley, Maurice. Yet, while it is true that the two men were very different, it is certainly not true that King Louis XVI occupied himself only with other-worldly matters.

Queen Anne played the most important role in defeating the Fronde because she wanted to transfer absolute authority to her son. Paris erupted in rioting as a result, and Anne was forced, under intense pressure, to free Broussel.

Louis XIV and the Greatness of France

The Cardinal depended totally on Anne's support and had to use all his influence on the Queen to avoid nullifying, but to restrain some of her radical actions.

As twenty-four violins played softly in the background, the eighty tables and thirty or so buffets groaned under the weight of the fine dishes, which included pheasant, ortolan, quail, young partridge, bisque, ragout, and a wide selection of wines.

Anne imprisoned any aristocrat or member of parliament who challenged her will; her main aim was to transfer to her son an absolute authority in the matters of finance and justice. The provincial nobles also lost political power. This book's focus is King Louis XIV and does quite well in describing him, but that was not helpful in researching Madame de Maintenon.

Durant delves far deeper than a mere political and social history of the times. He he has also contributed to other books as well as written numerous articles and book reviews on foreign policy and historical topics for leading publications. The Frondeurs claimed to act on Louis' behalf, and in his real interest against his mother and Mazarin.

It is now time that I govern them myself. Whereas Louis excluded much of the nobility from government and military service, essentially forcing them into the role of idle rich, the English nobility gradually gained power and responsibility for the governance of their country.

Inthe treasury verged on bankruptcy. It provides descriptive details about her, and discusses her role with the King. For the next ten years the king limited his policies to diplomacy. Fouquet was charged with embezzlement. Although not often remembered, following the French and Indian War the French military had been reformed and greatly improved.

In conclusion we will try to assess the successes and failures of a monarch who, directly or indirectly, set France upon a path to European power and prestige which has lasted until the present day. Louis XIV: Selected full-text books and articles. Louis's last war, the War of the Spanish Succession —14left France in debt and greatly weakened militarily; nevertheless, Louis's grandson retained the Spanish throne.

Although King Louis had no theological background himself, she influenced him to participate in religious celebrations.Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.

Wars and Soldiers in the Early Reign of Louis XIV.

Louis XIV and the greatness of France

Volume 2: The Imperial Army, (Century of the Soldier). Get an answer for 'Evaluate the "greatness" of Louis XIV politically, economically, militarily and socially? The Age of Absolutism is the background for this question.' and find homework help for. Jan 02,  · The Greatness of Louis XVI The Mad Monarchist memorializes the murdered King of France.

People forget that Louis had many great accomplishments as a political leader and was widely admired by the other sovereigns of Europe while still in his 20's.

I read this book for a seminar I took on Louis XIV, but honestly the book is great anyway. Even though it's non-fiction (and my Professor said it's probably one of the most fair accounts of Louis - he was a reasonably controversial monarch) it reads like historical fiction at times.4/5.

A motif and symbol used at Versailles and others to symbolize and promote the greatness of King Louis XIV, his initial/monogram, usually a monogram of interlaced double "L's". Singerie Motif found in art, architecture, and furnishings that depict monkeys in human activities and in human clothing.

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 hildebrandsguld.com did not take over the government until Mazarin's death ().