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Love and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun King, Antonia Fraser

Label
Love and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun King
Title
Love and Louis XIV
Title remainder
the women in the life of the Sun King
Statement of responsibility
Antonia Fraser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's accomplishments and follies, exploring in detail his intimate relationships with women. The king's mother, Anne of Austria, had been in a childless marriage for 22 years before she gave birth to Louis XIV. A devout Catholic, she instilled in her son a strong sense of piety and fought successfully for his right to absolute power. In 1660, Louis married his first cousin, Marie-Thérèse, in a political arrangement. While unfailingly kind to the official "Queen of Versailles," Louis sought others to satisfy his romantic and sexual desires. Fraser weaves insights into the nature of women's religious lives--as well as such practical matters as contraception--into her sweeping portrait of the king, his court, and his ladies.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 944/.033092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DC129
  • DC129
LC item number
  • .F73 2006
  • .F73 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Love and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun King, Antonia Fraser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-355) and index
Control code
70158536
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxviii, 388 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385509848
Lccn
2006044674
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
Label
Love and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun King, Antonia Fraser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-355) and index
Control code
70158536
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxviii, 388 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385509848
Lccn
2006044674
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)

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