4 edition of Louis XIV & Versailles found in the catalog.
Louis XIV & Versailles
Diana De Marly
|Other titles||Louis XIV and Versailles.|
|Statement||Diana de Marly.|
|Series||Costume & civilization|
|LC Classifications||GT857 .D4 1987|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||143 p., 8 p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||143|
|LC Control Number||87025091|
"Known the world over, the gardens of Versailles are often visited hurriedly by crowds of tourists In contrast, this book examines the political and cultural intrigues during the era of the gardens' creation. To achieve his masterpiece, Louis XIV mobilized the seventeenth century's artistic and scientific elite. The Palace of Versailles (/ v ɛər ˈ s aɪ, v ɜːr ˈ s aɪ / vair-SY, vur-SY; French: Château de Versailles [ʃɑto d(ə) vɛʁsɑj] ()) was the principal royal residence of France from , under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in , under Louis is located in the department of Yvelines, in the region of Île-de-France, about 20 kilometres (12 miles Coordinates: 48°48′17″N 2°07′13″E / .
Overview: The Sun King is a dazzling double portrait of Louis XIV and Versailles, the opulent court from which he ruled. With characteristic elan, Nancy Mitford reconstructs the daily life of king and courtiers during France's golden age, offering vivid sketches of the architects, artists, and gardeners responsible for the creation of the most magnificent palace Europe had yet seen. 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.
Created by Simon Mirren, David Wolstencroft. With George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos, Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman. In , year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things/10(K). A book which I knew would spend a lot of time telling us about Louis XIV's adulterous behavior did not strike me as worth my time, but because I was so appreciative of Antonia Fraser's great biographies of Mary, Queen of Scots,(read by me Mar 7, ), and of Cromwell (read by me ) and, most of all, of Marie Antoinette (read by me ), I decided to read this book.5/5(5).
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Louis Xiv's Versailles Hardcover – April 1, by Guy Walton (Author)5/5(2). This is a colourful, engaging and gossipy book about the life of Louis XIV, as its title suggests centred around his famous court at Versailles.
As such, there is little analysis of his domestic or foreign policy, and those looking for a scholarly analysis must look elsewhere/5(95). Louis XIV's Versailles Paperback – December 1, by Guy Walton (Author)Cited by: 3.
A wonderful book on this most iconic of Western European Palaces. A detailed breakdown of life at Versailles from its creator, Louis XIV, to /5(12). Louis XIV is a fascinating monarch and Koen has rendered him perfectly in these pages: he’s smart, dashing, cunning, manipulative--everything one expects from a King, even one as young as twenty-two.
Koen has wisely chosen a few months in during the early reign of Louis in which to tell this story;/5(83). Books shelved as versailles: The Sisters of Versailles by Sally Christie, Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King by Antonia Fraser, Ma.
Louis XIV, byname Louis the Great, Louis the Grand Monarch, or the Sun King, French Louis le Grand, Louis le Grand Monarque, or le Roi Soleil, (born September 5,Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France—died September 1,Versailles, France), king of France (–) who ruled his country, principally from his great palace at Versailles, during one of its most brilliant periods and who.
The reign of Louis XIV is often referred to as “Le Grand Siècle” (the Great Century), forever associated with the image of an absolute monarch and a strong, centralised state.
Coming to the throne at a tender age, tutored by Cardinal Mazarin, the Sun King embodied the principles of absolutism. In he moved the royal Court to the Palace of Versailles, the defining symbol of. Louis was an absolute monarch, ruling France with total power, while extending France’s influence in every direction.
Everyone knows of the beauty of Versailles, the sun, and all of France would orbit around their Sun King. I had details coming at me in all directions while reading this book, a whole new area for me to explore.
This deservedly famous book brings a glittering century to life, taking as its subject Louis XIV at Versailles from the moment he decided to transform his fathers hunting lodge into the greatest palace in Europe, to his death there 54 years later/5.
Josephine Wilkinson’s biography is just such a book. This is a wonderful study of Louis as both a man and a king, examining every aspect of his life, the public and the private.
Louis XIV: The Real King of Versailles feels like pure indulgence when you are reading it. It is a sheer pleasure to read and devour. Set over the course of four months in the summer ofBefore Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV gives a tantalizing glimpse of life in the court of a young Louis XIV, aged just 22 at this time and only beginning to grow into the immense power he will eventually wield as the absolute monarch he is /5.
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 ().
Order the "Visitors to Versailles" hardcover Visitors to Versailles: From Louis XIV to the French Revolution. Item # Price: 65 $ this lavish book explores the experiences of those who swarmed Versailles when it was the seat of the French monarchy. Engaging essays describe methods of transportation, the elaborate codes of Brand: The Met Store.
Louis XIV takes us from the grandeur of Versailles to the battlefields of the countryside, from the bedrooms of the king's mistresses to the chambers of his ministers, and presents an engrossing portrait of royal life and a commanding by: 2. Louis XIV has 98 books on Goodreads with 25 ratings.
Louis XIV’s most popular book is Memoires, suivis de Maniere de montrer les jardins de Versailles. Inthe American historical novelist Charles Major wrote "The Little King: A Story of the Childhood of King Louis XIV". Louis is a major character in the historical novel "Angélique et le Roy" ("Angélique and the King"), part of the Angelique Series.
The protagonist, a strong-willed lady at Versailles, rejects the King's advances and refuses to become his : Louis XIII of France. He leads us through the Sun King's lifeAfrom his birth to his acquisition of mistresses to the battlefield; from Louis's religious dilemmas to the death of his son, the Grand Dauphin.
Nor is the narrative confined to the politics of the day. Louis XIV was a major patron of the arts, and the literature, /5(13).
With How to show the gardens of Versailles inLouis XIV wrote not just a guide, but a true itinerary through the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Historians are still uncertain as to the intended use of this “manual”, which was not destined for publication.
The construction of Versailles went down in history as one of the most expensive in terms of modern money — about $ billion dollars were spent on it.
Despite this fact, the builders had to cut back on expenses which is why the palace of the then-reigning ’Sun King’ is remembered for its residents, rich decorations, and draughts so strong people had to sleep wearing 10 layers of clothing.
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.The Palace of Versailles has been listed as a World Heritage Site for 30 years and is one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art.
Louis XIII's old hunting pavilion was transformed and extended by his son, Louis XIV, when he installed the Court and government there in A succession of kings continued to embellish the Palace up until the French Revolution.Just finished Versailles on Amazon Prime but the series was cancelled and left unfinished after season 3.
Could someone recommend a book about Louis XIV’s life and reign - but not of biographical nature - like a story retelling. A lot of people have recommended Before Versailles but I’m looking for a novel from his reign to his death.