The Age of Louis XIV (The Story of Civilization VIII)

Titre : The Age of Louis XIV (The Story of Civilization VIII)
Auteur : Will Durant
Éditeur : Simon & Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9780671012151
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The Age of Louis XIV is the biography of a period (1648-1715) that Spengler considered the apex of modern European civilization. "Some centuries hence," Frederick the Great correctly predicted to Voltaire, "they will translate the good authors of the age of Pericles and Augustus." Those authors are lovingly treated here: Pascal, Racine, and Boileau, Madame de Sevigne, Madame de la Fayette, and above all the philosopher-dramatist Moliere, who so memorably exposed the vices and hypocrisies of the age.Central to the book is the "Sun King" himself, Louis XIV. Louis XIV ruled France for over seventy years, longer than almost any European ruler in history. He is the subject of a character study that runs through seven chapters, revealing the flesh and blood beneath the purple and the crown. He is seen at his worst in his struggle with Jansenists and Huguenots, at his best in his patronage of literature and art, and at his most human in his love affairs with Henrietta Anne of Orleans, Louise de La Valliere, Madame de Montespan, and Madame de Maintenon.From France the narrative passes to the Netherlands, and after pausing to examine the domestic idylls of Vermeer, shows the Dutch opening their dikes to save their land from Louis XIV and sending William of Orange to become king of England and a leader of the European alliance against Louis' hegemony. In England we contemplate the heyday of virtue under the Puritans and study the strange character of Cromwell. We see Milton's passionate career as part of the vain effort to prevent the Stuart Restoration. We find Charles II, the "Merry Monarch," with more manners than morals, attend boisterous Restoration plays; we skim the diaries of Evelyn and Pepys; and we follow Jonathan Swift from genius to insanity.Crossing the North Sea we trace the tragic heroism of Charles XII of Sweden and the attempt of Peter the Great to lead Russia from barbarism to civilization. We accompany the noble Sobieski of Poland as he rescues Vienna from the Turks. We visit Italy and Spain. We see the Jews proscribed and impoverished in Europe but rising to riches in Amsterdam and following Sabbatai Zevi in a desperate hope of regaining Palestine and freedom.All this forms the background for the "intellectual adventure" of the European mind in its passage from superstition, mythology, and intolerance to education, science, and philosophy, for this was the age when Newton and Leibniz gave simultaneous birth to calculus, when Newton bound the planets and the stars with a chain of universal gravitation. Toward the end of the volume the authors revert to their favorite subject, philosophy, and devote a full chapter, with love and care, to Spinoza. The book ends with the sunset of Le Roi Soleil: Louis punished for his aggressions by a swarm of enemies gathering around him; fighting till his people are destitute and disillusioned, till his treasury and his heart are empty; dying defeated and repentant, begging his grandson and successor not to imitate his taste for splendor and war; and followed in his funeral by the insults of the crowd.

Age of Louis XIV

Titre : Age of Louis XIV
Auteur : Voltaire
Éditeur : RareBooksClub.com
ISBN-13 : 9781230085722
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...by a musket-shot from a window; the cuirassiers mistook one street for another, and wandered out of their way. During this interval, the Irish assembled at the Po gate, attacked and repulsed the cuirassiers; and the marquis du Pralin, seizing this lucky moment, ordered the bridge to be broken down; the aid which the enemy expected could not cross, and the town was saved. Prince Eugene, after having fought the whole day, and constantly keeping possession of the gate by which he entered, at length retired, taking with him Marshal Villeroi, and most of the general officers prisoners, but disappointed in taking Cremona, which his activity and prudence, together with the negligence of the generals, had once made him master of; and which chance, and the valor of the French and Irish troops, had snatched from him again. Marshal Villeroi, who was extremely unhappy on this occasion, was condemned by the courtiers at Versailles, with all the severity and acrimony that his share of the royal favor, and the loftiness of his character, which was taken by them for vanity, could inspire. The king, who blamed but did not condemn him, was not a little displeased to find his choice so highly censured, and in the heat of his resentment sufiered these words to escape him: " They take a pleasure in abusing him, because he is my favorite;" a term that he never before in his life made use of in regard to anyone. The duke of Vendome was immediately ordered to go and take the command in Italy. The duke of Vendome was grandson of Henry IV., and like him, intrepid, mild, beneficent, and humble; a stranger to hatred, envy, and revenge; he showed pride only among princes, and behaved with equality to everyone else: he was the only general under whom the...

The Age of Louis XIV: The Story of Civilization, Volume VIII

Titre : The Age of Louis XIV: The Story of Civilization, Volume VIII
Auteur : Will Durant
Éditeur : Simon & Schuster
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2011-06-07

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The Story of Civilization, Volume VIII: A history of European civilization in the period of Pascal, Moliere, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715. This is the eighth volume of the Pulitzer Prize-winning series.

The Age of Louis XIV - and the War of the Spanish Succession (Illustrated)

Titre : The Age of Louis XIV - and the War of the Spanish Succession (Illustrated)
Auteur : Arthur Hassall
Éditeur : Didactic Press
ISBN-13 :
Libération : 2015-01-24

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The Age of Louis XIV focuses on Europe at the time of his ascension to the throne of France. By far one of the most dynamic and aggressive monarchs in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the longest reigning monarch in history, Louis XIV’s ambitions knew no bounds. He sought by any means possible to promote the House of Bourbon to a level that would eclipse the rival Habsburgs. After embarking on successive wars against neighbors, Louis saw an opportunity to gain power that would make France dominant on the global stage. This power play turned into the War of the Spanish Succession.
At the heart of the conflict was the inheritance of the Habsburg Kingdom of Spain and its territorial possessions. With the death of the childless King Charles II, there arose rival claimants to the throne of Spain and thereby to the Spanish possessions both in Europe and throughout the world. The royal Houses of Europe, specifically the House of Bourbon (France), the House of Habsburg (Austria), and the House of Wittelsbach (Bavaria), sought to partition the Spanish empire, but the negotiations setting about the terms of division failed.
On his deathbed, Charles II willed the entire Spanish realm to Philip, the Duke of Anjou, a member of the House of Bourbon. Philip was the second grandson of King Louis XIV of France, who sought to increase the prestige and power of the Kingdom of France by placing his grandson on the Spanish throne. With Philip firmly established in Spain, King Louis XIV would have a significant advantages over his rival Houses in the European balance of power, as Spain was a very active empire. European statesmen, however, viewed a dominant House of Bourbon as an unwelcome threat to the stability in Europe, commonly called the “Balance of Power”.
Louis XIV was one of the most important figures in European and world history in terms of the development of absolute power. He was far and away the most powerful monarch of his time and ruled his subjects and terrified his neighbors with equal vigor.

Age of Louis XIV (Story of Civilization)

Titre : Age of Louis XIV (Story of Civilization)
Auteur : Will Durant
Éditeur : TBS The Book Service Ltd
ISBN-13 : 9780207942273
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The Story of Civilization, Volume VIII: A history of European civilization in the period of Pascal, Moliere, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715. This is the eighth volume of the Pulitzer Prize-winning series.

The Age of Louis XIV: The Story of Civilization, Book 8

Titre : The Age of Louis XIV: The Story of Civilization, Book 8
Auteur : Will Durant
Éditeur : Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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The Age of Louis XIV is the biography of a period (1648 - 1715) that Spengler considered the apex of modern European civilization. "Some centuries hence," Frederick the Great correctly predicted to Voltaire, "they will translate the good authors of the age of Pericles and Augustus." Those authors are lovingly treated here: Pascal, Racine, and Boileau, Madame de Sévigné, Madame de la Fayette, and above all the philosopher-dramatist Molière, who so memorably exposed the vices and hypocrisies of the age.

Central to the audiobook is the "Sun King" himself, Louis XIV. Louis XIV ruled France for over seventy years, longer than almost any European ruler in history. He is the subject of a character study that runs through seven chapters, revealing the flesh and blood beneath the purple and the crown. He is seen at his worst in his struggle with Jansenists and Huguenots, at his best in his patronage of literature and art, and at his most human in his love affairs with Henrietta Anne of Orléans, Louise de La Vallière, Madame de Montespan, and Madame de Maintenon.

From France the narrative passes to the Netherlands, and after pausing to examine the domestic idylls of Vermeer, shows the Dutch opening their dikes to save their land from Louis XIV and sending William of Orange to become king of England and a leader of the European alliance against Louis' hegemony.

In England, we contemplate the heyday of virtue under the Puritans and study the strange character of Cromwell. We see Milton's passionate career as part of the vain effort to prevent the Stuart Restoration. We find Charles II, the "Merry Monarch", with more manners than morals, attend boisterous Restoration plays; we skim the diaries of Evelyn and Pepys; and we follow Jonathan Swift from genius to insanity.

Crossing the North Sea, we trace the tragic heroism of Charles XII of Sweden and the attempt of Peter the Great to lead Russia from barbarism to civilization.


The Age of Louis XIV

Titre : The Age of Louis XIV
Auteur : Laurence Bradford Packard
Éditeur : Audio Connoisseur
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The seventeenth century was one of the most fascinating and seminal periods in European history, particularly with regard to France. For it was here in France that the fruits of the earlier Renaissance were to be most brilliantly realized. Although the path of "greatness" for Louis XIV was prepared for him by men like Richelieu, Mazarin, Colbert, Turenne, and Louvois, it was during his reign that French preeminence in all facets of civilization emerged. In diplomacy, military science, art, architecture, literature, fashion, music, gastronomy, philosophy, physics, mathematics, engineering, and many other fields of endeavor, France stood at the pinnacle of human achievement.

She was to remain there until the time of Napoleon. How did this hegemony come about?

Laurence Bradford Packard, an eminent historian and scholar, traces the origins of absolute monarchy and tells us how the political evolution of inherited kingship came to be what it was by the time of Louis XIV. He explains the marvelous diplomatic machinery backed by military might that made France the most feared nation in Europe for almost 200 years. And he discusses the various intellectual controversies of the day which were to produce some of the greatest minds in Europe.

There has never been a period which produced so many masters of language: Voltaire, Moliere, Racine, Corneille, Pascal, Bayle, Rochefoucauld, La Fontaine, Bossuet, and many others. And of course, there were Milton, Hobbes, and Locke in England. Packard gives them all their due and goes on to explore the other arts, as well. The book ends with an appraisal of the amazing progress Europeans, and especially the French, made in the scientific fields. The names are legendary: Descartes, Newton, Boyle, Leeuwenhoek, Leibnitz, and others.

It was a titanic period, and hovering above them all was the man who symbolized the power and majesty of the absolute monarchy...Louix XIV.


Age of Louis XIV

Titre : Age of Louis XIV
Auteur : Will and Ariel Durant
Éditeur : Simon & Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9780671012151
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Fashion Prints in the Age of Louis XIV: Interpreting the Art of Elegance (Costume Society of America Series)

Titre : Fashion Prints in the Age of Louis XIV: Interpreting the Art of Elegance (Costume Society of America Series)
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Éditeur : Texas Tech University Press
ISBN-13 : 9780896728578
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Re-examining seventeenth-century French style
 
Between 1678 and 1710, Parisian presses printed hundreds of images of elegantly attired men and women dressed in the latest mode, and posed to display every detail of their clothing and accessories. Long used to illustrate dress of the period, these fashion prints have been taken at face value and used uncritically. Drawing on perspectives from art history, costume history, French literature, museum conservation and theatrical costuming, the essays in this volume explore what the prints represent and what they reveal about fashion and culture in the seventeenth century.
            With more than one hundred illustrations, Fashion Prints in the Age of Louis XIV constitutes not only an innovative analysis of fashion engravings, but also one of the most comprehensive collections of seventeenth-century fashion images available in print.

International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great: A Guide to the Historical Literature

Titre : International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great: A Guide to the Historical Literature
Auteur : William Young
Éditeur : iUniverse, Inc.
ISBN-13 : 9780595329922
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The Peace of Westphalia (1648), ending the Thirty Years' War, resulted in the rise of the modern European states system. However, dynasticism, power politics, commerce, and religion continued to be the main issues driving International politics and warfare.Dr. William Young examines war and diplomacy during the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great. His study focuses on the later part of the Franco-Spanish War, the Wars of Louis XIV, and the Anglo-Dutch Wars in the West. In addition, the author explores the wars of the Baltic Region and East Europe, including the Thirteen Years' War, Second Northern War, War of the Holy League, and the Great Northern War.The study includes a guide to the historical literature concerning war and diplomacy during this period. It includes bibliographical essays and a valuable annotated bibliography of over six hundred books, monographs, dissertations, theses, journal articles, and essays published in the English language.International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great is a valuable resource for individuals interested in the history of diplomacy, warfare, and Early Modern Europe.

The Age of Louis XIV

Titre : The Age of Louis XIV
Auteur : Voltaire
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ISBN-13 : MSU:31293008609152
Libération : 1781

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The Age of Louis XIV

Titre : The Age of Louis XIV
Auteur : William James Roosen
Éditeur : Transaction Publishers
ISBN-13 : 141281667X
Libération : 1976-01-01

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William James Roosen has written the first general study of European diplomacy in the age of Louis XIV which is based on the actual practices and institutions of that era, rather than on the writing of early theoreticians. Though the seventeenth century may not have been a period of great innovations in international diplomacy, it provides us with an important illustration of the "workings of a system which was well suited to the gradually changing needs of its time" and which has been called "the best form of diplomacy ever developed." Dr. Roosen demonstrates both the obvious differences and the many similarities between diplomatic procedures and practices of the seventeenth century and the twentieth. Any student of diplomacy and international relations will gain valuable insight and understanding from this study of the early modern diplomatic personalities, institutions, and practices. One of Dr. Roosen's goals in writing this book has been to discover the relationships between the ideological and socioeconomic structures and the diplomatic personalities who have influenced modern diplomacy. Further, he supplies the only available study of the realities of diplomatic practices in seventeenth century Europe, and provides an excellent basis for comparison with twentieth century international relations, in the hope that "studying early modern diplomatic personalities, institutions and practices should increase our understanding of international relations today." There are chapters on "The States of Europe," "Kings and Ministers," "Ambassadors," "Second Class Diplomats," "A Typical Early Modern Embassy," "Information: Important Objective of Diplomatic Activity," and "The Variety of Diplomatic Duties.

The Age of Louis XIV

Titre : The Age of Louis XIV
Auteur : Will Durant
Éditeur : Simon and Schuster
ISBN-13 : 9781451647655
Libération : 2011-06-07

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The Story of Civilization, Volume VIII: A history of European civilization in the period of Pascal, Moliere, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715. This is the eighth volume of the Pulitzer Prize-winning series.

The Age of Louis XIV

Titre : The Age of Louis XIV
Auteur : Voltaire
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015066949200
Libération : 1780

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The age of Louis XIV

Titre : The age of Louis XIV
Auteur : Pierre Gaxotte
Éditeur : Macmillan Pub Co
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015064813911
Libération : 1970-02-01

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The opulence, intrigue, and turmoil of court life, during this classic age of French culture, are recreated in this account of the reign of the Sun King

Martin s History of France

Titre : Martin s History of France
Auteur : Henri Martin
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : HARVARD:HN2Z44
Libération : 1865

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International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great

Titre : International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great
Auteur : William Young
Éditeur : iUniverse
ISBN-13 : 9780595329922
Libération : 2004-09-01

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The Peace of Westphalia (1648), ending the Thirty Years' War, resulted in the rise of the modern European states system. However, dynasticism, power politics, commerce, and religion continued to be the main issues driving International politics and warfare. Dr. William Young examines war and diplomacy during the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great. His study focuses on the later part of the Franco-Spanish War, the Wars of Louis XIV, and the Anglo-Dutch Wars in the West. In addition, the author explores the wars of the Baltic Region and East Europe, including the Thirteen Years' War, Second Northern War, War of the Holy League, and the Great Northern War. The study includes a guide to the historical literature concerning war and diplomacy during this period. It includes bibliographical essays and a valuable annotated bibliography of over six hundred books, monographs, dissertations, theses, journal articles, and essays published in the English language. International Politics and Warfare in the Age of Louis XIV and Peter the Great is a valuable resource for individuals interested in the history of diplomacy, warfare, and Early Modern Europe.

Translation Theory in the Age of Louis XIV

Titre : Translation Theory in the Age of Louis XIV
Auteur : James Albert DeLater
Éditeur : Routledge
ISBN-13 : 9781317639367
Libération : 2014-07-22

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Preeminent in a relatively rare category of separate early modern treatises on translation, the 1683 De optimo genere interpretandi by the polymath cleric Pierre-Daniel Huet (1630-1721) offers a concise introduction to its nature, history, theory, process and practice. Written in the form of a Ciceronian dialogue, On the best kind of translating not only represents Huet's acute and witty defence of the often disparaged literal or word for word model, but also provides illuminating glimpses into the critical and interpretive methods of his age. A guiding premise of this first modern edition and annotated translation of Huet's entire treatise is that, now as then, translation theory and practice are complementaries. Consistent also with this premise is the conscious attempt by DeLater to apply Huet's literal translation model at every stage in the process of producing this annotated translation of his treatise. Among the topics treated in Huet's work are: (1) a definition of translation and its relationship to interpretation; (2) adaptation of translation aims and methods to the subject matter of the original; (3) the translating and glossing of idioms, proverbs, metaphors, puns and ambiguities; (4) translators' priorities, from sense and words to the elusive quality that makes a translation seem an original work; and (5) translation as an independent theoretical discipline. In addition to providing an introduction to Huet's life and works as well as explanatory glosses for his copious sources and various topics in the DOGI, the present work also supplies links between Huet's work and that of current theorists and critics in the field of translation studies.

The age of Louis XIV

Titre : The age of Louis XIV
Auteur : Voltaire
Éditeur :
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015066949192
Libération : 1779

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Wars of the Age of Louis XIV 1650 1715 An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization

Titre : Wars of the Age of Louis XIV 1650 1715 An Encyclopedia of Global Warfare and Civilization
Auteur : Cathal J. Nolan
Éditeur : ABC-CLIO
ISBN-13 : 9780313359200
Libération : 2008-07-30

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Dominated by the ambitions of France's King Louis XIV, Europe in the years 1650-1715 witnessed a series of wars from which emerged many of the theories, practices, and technologies that characterize modern warfare. During this period, European armies evolved modern ideas of army organization and military leadership, as well as modern views of campaign strategy and battle tactics. As European soldiers and colonists moved into Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas, the practice or influence of their military techniques and ideas also affected wars fought in those places. In this volume's 1000 plus entries, an award-winning author of reference works on international relations and war describes and defines important events, technologies, and individuals from this seminal period of global military history.