Territorial Ambitions and the Gardens of Versailles

Territorial Ambitions and the Gardens of Versailles

by Chandra Mukerji
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521599598

ISBN-13: 9780521599597

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In Louis XIV's France, land took on new importance in politics and court life. A sequestered aristocracy promenaded in formal gardens while the military moved across the landscape, marking state boundaries with fortresses and refiguring the interior with canals and forests. Chandra Mukerji highlights the connections between the seemingly disparate activities of…  See more details below

Overview

In Louis XIV's France, land took on new importance in politics and court life. A sequestered aristocracy promenaded in formal gardens while the military moved across the landscape, marking state boundaries with fortresses and refiguring the interior with canals and forests. Chandra Mukerji highlights the connections between the seemingly disparate activities of engineering and garden design, showing how the gardens at Versailles showcased French skills in using nature and art to design a distinctively French landscape and create a naturalized political territoriality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521599597
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Cambridge Cultural Social Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
393
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Glossary of French terms; 1. The culture of land and the territorial state; 2. Military ambitions and territorial gardens; 3. Material innovation and cultural identity; 4. Techniques of material mobilization; 5. Social choreography and the politics of place; 6. Naturalizing power in the new state; 7. A history of material power; Notes; References; Index.

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