Louis XIV: A Royal Life

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 373 pages
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Traces the long, intrigue-filled, and opulent life of the Sun King, during whose seventy-three year reign France became the leading power of Europe and celebrated a golden age of culture

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A lively and generally accurate account of the life and reign of the Sun King. Bernier relies heavily on printed primary sources, so he has a good feel for 17th-century France. However, his almost ... Read full review


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Bernier regularly lectures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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