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Louis XIV


In his day Louis XIV was monarch of Europe's grandest nation, one of the most politically effective European monarchs ever to reign. Depicted as Apollo, the ancient mythological sun god, he became Le Roi Soleil, invested, throughout his long life, with unprecedented power and privilege. Like Apollo he was equated with all life's finest attributes, with the arts, with music, poetry and elegance. His image reflected the position of France in the 17th century, an exceedingly rich, diverse and powerful culture. He was its ...

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Louis XIV
2004, Carroll & Graf Publishers, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780786713097


Louis XIV
2004, Constable, London

ISBN-13: 9781841194257


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