The Age of Louis XIV: The Story of Civilization, Volume VIII

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 7, 2011 - History - 803 pages
The Story of Civilization, Volume VIII: A history of European civilization in the period of Pascal, Moliere, Cromwell, Milton, Peter the Great, Newton, and Spinoza: 1648-1715. This is the eighth volume of the Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
 

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Contents

Curtain
16431715 CLASSIC ZENITH IN FRENCH I Milieu
Corneille Postscript
Racine
La Fontaine
Boileau
The Romantic Protest VII Mme de Sévigné
La Rochefoucauld

The Provincial Letters
16561715
The King and the Huguenots
Bossuet
16431715
Architecture
Decoration
Painting
Sculpture
162273
Apprenticeship
Molière and the Ladies
LAffaire Tartuffe
The Amorous Atheist
Meridian
La Bruyère
For Good Measure
On July 12 the Parlement meeting in the Palais de Justice with other courts
Sheldonian Theatre Oxford FIG 35CHRISTOPHER WREN St Pauls Cathedral London
Sir Christopher Wren FIG 37SIR PETER LELY Nell Gwyn FIG 38ANTHONY VANDYCK James II as a Boy FIG 39CHARLES JERVAS Jonathan S...
Altar of St Ignatius in Church of Il Gesù Rome FIG 45SEBASTIEN BOURDON Queen Christina of Sweden FIG 46CLAUDIO COELLO Charles II o...
Christian Boyle FIG 50UNKNOWN ARTIST Thomas Sydenham Huygens
Isaac Newton FIG 52LOUIS GALLOCHE Fontenelle
John Locke
Thomas Hobbes FIG 55Pierre Bayle
Jan de Witt FIG 57MEZZOTINT BASED ON PORTRAITSKETCH BY JOHANN GOTTFRIED FIG 58UNKNOWN ARTIST Benedictus Spinoza AU...
Louis XIV
population of 20000000 in 1660 while Spain and England had 5000000
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Will Durant (1885–1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent more than fifty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). A champion of human rights issues, such as the brotherhood of man and social reform, long before such issues were popular, Durant’s writing still educates and entertains readers around the world.

Will and Ariel Durant, after spending over fifty years completing the critically acclaimed series The Story of Civilization, were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968. In 1977, the Durants were presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Champions of human rights and social reform, the Durants continue to educate and entertain readers the world over. For more information on their work, visit www.willdurant.com.

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