Louis XIV: The Power And The Glory
- Biographies & Memoirs, European History
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Rise and fall of the Sun King
Louis XIV’s story has all the ingredients of a Dumas classic: legendary beginnings, beguiling women, court intrigue, a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask, lavish court entertainments, and the scandal of a mistress who was immersed in the dark arts.
Louis believed himself to be semi-divine. His self-identification as the “Sun King” influenced every aspect of Louis’s life: his political philosophy, his wars, and his relationships with courtiers and subjects. He also led his country to the heights of sophistication and power—but had the misfortune to live long enough to see it all crumble away.
This stylish and incisive narrative presents readers with a fresh perspective on one of the most fascinating kings in European history.
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|Release Date:||March 5, 2019|