King of the World: The

By Mansel, Philip

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9780226690896
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Univ. of Chicago


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Starred Review on March 1, 2020  |  Social Sciences

"Sun King" Louis XIV (1638–1715) ruled France for more than 72 years, the longest reign still of any Western monarch. After the death of chief minister Cardinal Mazarin in 1661, Louis XIV took over the reins of government, assisted by ministers such as Jean-Baptiste Colbert and François-Michel le Tellier, Marquis de Louvois. Historian Mansel (Aleppo) shows that, despite the king's own delight in dance and fetes, he p...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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