The age of Louis XIV, by Laurence Bradford Packard.


New York, H. Holt and Company [1929] .

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Subjects France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715.
France.
Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715.
Series Berkshire studies in European history.
Description xii, 144 pages 19 cm.
Copyright Date [1929]
©1929
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-140).
Also issued online.
Contents The absolute monarchy. Meaning of the age of Louis XIV -- The dynastic state -- The divine right of kings -- The idea of the balance of power -- Louis XIV as an absolute monarch -- The cult of majesty -- Versailles and its significance -- Political machinery of the absolute monarchy -- Defects of the absolute monarchy -- International aspects of the reign of Louis XIV. The advent of modern diplomacy -- Rise of diplomatic practice -- Diplomacy in the age of Louis XIV -- Beginnings of modern militarism -- Louvois and the first great standing army -- Vauban -- International relations in the age of Louis XIV -- Influence of France beyond Europe -- Summary of treaties made in the reign of Louis XIV -- The intellectual achievements of the Great Age. The varied aspects of history and the difficulty of synthesis -- Literature -- French literature in the period of Louis XIV -- English literature -- Art -- Architecture -- French architecture -- English architecture -- Painting -- Spain -- Netherlands -- Sculpture -- Industrial art, furniture, the Gobelins, Louis Quatorze -- Music -- Science. rc.
Genre History.
Geographic Area France
Network Numbers (OCoLC)585901
(OCoLC)ocm00585901
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Packard, Laurence Bradford, 1887-1955.
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