Louis XIV, France and Europe 1661-1715 (Access to History Series)

Louis XIV, France and Europe 1661-1715 (Access to History Series)

by Richard Wilkinson, Dylan Rees
     
 

This second edition charts the reign of Louis XIV and assesses the extent to which he personified absolutism. Drawing upon recent historical research, the author examines historians' views on how far Louis' powers were limited and whether the only respect in which he was 'great' was in the realm of presentation and propaganda. The lively text also examines Louis'

Overview

This second edition charts the reign of Louis XIV and assesses the extent to which he personified absolutism. Drawing upon recent historical research, the author examines historians' views on how far Louis' powers were limited and whether the only respect in which he was 'great' was in the realm of presentation and propaganda. The lively text also examines Louis' religious and foreign policies, and his personality and private life.

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From the Publisher
"Wilkinson's text remains eminently readable, written as it is in a down-to-earth, interesting and accessible style. School pupils really like this book...Wilkinson's book remains an enjoyable as well as an invaluable textbook for school pupils, and provides them with a very balanced assessment of Louis XIV's character and achievements.' -SATH Resources Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340846889
Publisher:
Trans-Atlantic Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/13/2002
Series:
Access to History Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.31(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Wilkinson is now retired. He was a teacher of History at Marlborough School.

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