Louis Xvi

Louis Xvi

by John Hardman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300060777

ISBN-13: 9780300060775

Pub. Date: 11/16/1994

Publisher: Yale University Press

The reign of Louis XVI, which ended with the guillotining of Louis and his wife, Marie Antoinette, in 1793, is a dramatic and crucial part of French history. This book presents the first complete and authoritative biography of Louis XVI, a poignant tale that recounts how the King's stature grew as his power declined.  See more details below

Overview

The reign of Louis XVI, which ended with the guillotining of Louis and his wife, Marie Antoinette, in 1793, is a dramatic and crucial part of French history. This book presents the first complete and authoritative biography of Louis XVI, a poignant tale that recounts how the King's stature grew as his power declined.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300060775
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/16/1994
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
786,882
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction1
Pt. IYears of Hope15
1Early Life17
21774: The New King and the Old Parlement27
3Maurepas and Turgot39
4The Price of Victory: Necker, 1776-8157
5The Last Years of the Ancien Regime, 1781-670
6Foreign Policy, 1774-8788
Pt. IIDefeat, 1787-9101
7The Convocation of the Assembly of Notables103
8The Assembly of Notables113
9The Ministry of Lomenie de Brienne, May 1787-August 1788128
10Preparations for the Estates137
11The Silent King and the Estates145
Pt. IIICaptivity and Flight163
Introduction165
12The October Days167
13Temporizing175
14The Flight to Varennes185
15The Last Year of the Monarchy, 13 September 1791-10 August 1792208
16The Prisoner of the Temple223
Conclusion234
Notes238
Bibliography254
Index259

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