This title comes with an introduction by Stella Tillyard. During his reign Louis XIV was the most powerful king in Europe. He presided over a golden age of military and artistic achievement in France, and deployed his charm and talents for spin and intrigue to hold his court and country within his absolute control. The Sun King's universe centred ...Read MoreThis title comes with an introduction by Stella Tillyard. During his reign Louis XIV was the most powerful king in Europe. He presided over a golden age of military and artistic achievement in France, and deployed his charm and talents for spin and intrigue to hold his court and country within his absolute control. The Sun King's universe centred on Versailles, a glittering palace from where Louis conducted his government and complex love affairs. Nancy Mitford describes the daily life of this splendid court in sumptuous detail, recreating the past in vivid colour.Read Less
Poor. No dust jacket. 255 p. illus. (part col. ) geneal. tables, map, ports. (part col. ) 16 cm. Includes: Illustrations, Maps, Portraits, Genealogical tables. Heavy binding and cover edge wear with tears and abrasions. Worn cover corners. Original owner's name inner front cover page.
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Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Good. Jacket is shelf-worn and may be lightly soiled, with chips and closed tears. Cover is clean, may show light shelf edge wear or corner bumps. Binding appears gently read, but still square and tight.
I am the great fan of louis XIV and if you like court life,versailles,you must read this book
May 3, 2007
Wow, what knowledge this book holds
This should be a must read in High School, it is amazing how different the world was compared to how we live know. This book gives you information on law, ediquette, interior design, and most important, life at court. I would love to visit France and that gorgeous, palace someday! You've got to read this if your a beginner history buff!!!
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