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Louis XIV




ISBN 9780582017702
Published December 5, 1993 by Routledge
46 Pages

 
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`The Sun King has always been over-exposed -- a habit he started himself. Here is the student's antidote to boredom. Campbell has produced the best short guide available and a vigorous synthesis of the latest research, complete with extensive bibliography, unfamiliar documents and vital glossary. Fresh material abounds and a misconception is demolished on every page. There is no sign here of reheating old recipes.' History Review

Table of Contents

Introduction to the series.
Acknowledgements.
Introduction.

Part One: The background.
1. Historical background.

Part Two: Analysis.
2. King, court and ministers.
3. The years of reform.
4. Foreign policy.
5. Church and state.
6. The later decades.

Part Three: Assessment.

Part Four: Documents.
Glossary.
Appendix 1: Chronology of the reign.
Appendix 2: Revenue and expenditure.
Appendix 3: Louis XIV's family tree.
Bibliography.
Index.

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