The Splendid Century

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Sloane, 1954 - France - 306 pages
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Presents an account of France under the rule of Louis XIV, discussing aspects of the Sun-King's private life and loves, and exploring the politics, economics, art, and society of the age.

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This is an anthology of essays, exactly as the title block states, about some aspects of mostly court life in the time of Louis XIV. The book is competently written and was about as long as i wished ... Read full review

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User Review  - dangraves - LibraryThing

The Splendid Century seemed to me wittily written. I had come to it expecting to be bored but was greatly entertained; and although my sympathies have never been with King Louis XIV, I found myself ... Read full review

Contents

THE KING
3
n THE COURT
39
THE BASE OF THE PYRAMID
64
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