Louis Xvi

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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.
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Product Details

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

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction 1
Pt. I Years of Hope 15
1 Early Life 17
2 1774: The New King and the Old Parlement 27
3 Maurepas and Turgot 39
4 The Price of Victory: Necker, 1776-81 57
5 The Last Years of the Ancien Regime, 1781-6 70
6 Foreign Policy, 1774-87 88
Pt. II Defeat, 1787-9 101
7 The Convocation of the Assembly of Notables 103
8 The Assembly of Notables 113
9 The Ministry of Lomenie de Brienne, May 1787-August 1788 128
10 Preparations for the Estates 137
11 The Silent King and the Estates 145
Pt. III Captivity and Flight 163
Introduction 165
12 The October Days 167
13 Temporizing 175
14 The Flight to Varennes 185
15 The Last Year of the Monarchy, 13 September 1791-10 August 1792 208
16 The Prisoner of the Temple 223
Conclusion 234
Notes 238
Bibliography 254
Index 259
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