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The Resource King of the world : the life of Louis XIV, Philip Mansel

King of the world : the life of Louis XIV, Philip Mansel

Label
King of the world : the life of Louis XIV
Title
King of the world
Title remainder
the life of Louis XIV
Statement of responsibility
Philip Mansel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, dominated his age. In the second half of the seventeenth century, he extended France's frontiers into the Netherlands and Germany, and established colonies in America, Africa, and India. Louisiana, which once occupied a third of the territory of the present-day United States, is named after him. Louis was also one of the greatest patrons of European history - Molière, Racine, Lully, Le Brun, le Nôtre all worked for him. The stupendous palace he built at Versailles, and its satellites at Marly and Trianon, became the envy of monarchs all over Europe, frequently imitated but never surpassed. He loved conversation, especially with women: the power of women in Louis's life and reign is a particular theme of this book. This is a comprehensive and up-to-date biography of this hypnotic, flawed figure
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mansel, Philip
Dewey number
  • 944'.033
  • 944'.033
  • 944.033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louis
  • France
  • France
  • Biography
Label
King of the world : the life of Louis XIV, Philip Mansel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781846145995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 604 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846145995
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
King of the world : the life of Louis XIV, Philip Mansel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781846145995
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 604 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781846145995
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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