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Louis XIV [Paperback]

Ian Dunlop
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4 Jan 2001
A portrait of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who reigned over France from 1643-1715. Against the background of his era - one of the greatest for art, literature and architecture, including the building of Versailles - it shows how he was regarded at the time of his reign, as an inspirer and enabler.

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  • Paperback: 510 pages
  • Publisher: Pimlico; New edition edition (4 Jan 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0712667091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0712667098
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.4 x 4.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,337,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An epic account...that sets the King like a brilliant jewel in the context of his times, his family and familiars and the magnificence of Versailles." --Iain Finlayson, "The Times""An up-to-date portrait of the King... There is much to enjoy in Dunlop's account of this proudest and ablest of royal peacocks." --John Adamson, "Sunday Telegraph"

About the Author

Ian Dunlop's books include "The Royal Palaces of France" and a highly praised biography of Marie Antoinette.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Louis XIV - Ian Dunlop 8 Sep 2007
This was a very enjoyable book to read. I haven't read many books on Louis XIV (the only other was Vincent Cronin's dated Louis XIV), but this book has given me an interest in the king.

As a previous reviewer points out, a genealogy of the Bourbon family and a map of Europe, including those for Louis's wars and campaigns, would have not gone amiss. Despite that Dunlop brings Louis and his court to life. The descriptions of Versailles and other of Louis's residences are superb, even though, for me, he did go into too much detail with architecture and descriptions of Louis's palaces.

Nevertheless, this is a good look at Louis XIV and his age.
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