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

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

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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
Title variation
  • Love and Louis the fourteenth
  • Love and Louis 14th
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
Summary
A study of the life and reign of the Sun King looks at the world of King Louis XIV from the perspective of his intimate relationships with the women in his life, from his mother, Anne of Austria, and his official queen, Marie-Therese, to his many mistresses--including Louise de la Valliere, Athenais, marquise de Montespan, and Francoise de Maintenon
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163248
Cataloging source
DLC
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1932-
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Fraser, Antonia
Dewey number
  • 944/.033092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC129
LC item number
.F73 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Louis
  • France
  • Favorites, Royal
  • France
  • France
  • France
Target audience
adult
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the women in the life of the Sun King
Label
Love and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun King, Antonia Fraser
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-355) and index
Control code
ocm70158536
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxviii, 388 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385509848
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006044674
Other control number
9780385509848
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)70158536
Label
Love and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun King, Antonia Fraser
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-355) and index
Control code
ocm70158536
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxviii, 388 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385509848
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006044674
Other control number
9780385509848
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)70158536

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