Princesse of Versaille PDF È Princesse of PDF \

Princesse of Versaille❰Read❯ ➵ Princesse of Versaille Author Charles Elliott – Varanus.us This colorful account of Versailles during the time of Louis XIV illuminates the most powerful and opulent court in Europe at the height of royal power Viewed from the perspective of Princesse Marie A This colorful account of Versailles during the time of Louis XIV illuminates the most powerful and opulent court in Europe at the height of royal power Viewed from the perspective of Princesse Marie Adelaide, this book captures the events of the day and the political maneuvering of the times Photographs.

Princesse of Versaille PDF È Princesse of  PDF \
  • Hardcover
  • 497 pages
  • Princesse of Versaille
  • Charles Elliott
  • English
  • 21 December 2017
  • 0395605164

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  1. says:

    450 pages on a minor French princess originally from Savoy and who died at the age of 26 might see like a bit much, but this is also a biography of Marie Adelaide s husband, the Duc de Bourgogne, and really also a history of the court of Louis XIV during the period 1695 1712 the era of the War of the Spanish Succession The book is mostly well written and quite interesting The author follows the Flemish military campaigns of the Duc de Bourgogne with as much diligence and detail that he 450 pages on a minor French princess originally from Savoy and who died at the age of 26 might see like a bit much, but this is also a biography of Marie Adelaide s husband, the Duc de Bourgogne, and really also a history of the court of Louis XIV during the period 1695 1712 the era of the War of the Spanish Succession The book is mostly well written and quite interesting The author follows the Flemish military campaigns of the Duc de Bourgogne with as much diligence and detail that he uses in describing the intrigues and machinations of the byzantine world of Versailles.I ve tried, not I haven t been able to find out _anything_ about the author, Charles W Elliott This seems to have been to his only publication, and it s not at all clear how he came to be interested in the subject I d be interested to find out.The book was written completely based on previously published sources, but dammit Elliott does not provide any sourcing for his account None at all No annotative footnotes, no bibliographic summaries for the chapters, nada So that is a limitation


  2. says:

    There are not many titles on Marie Adelaide of Savoy, so this was a treasure to find Elliott s research was top notch and well documented The writing style is not for the faint of heart as this is a scholarly presentation.


  3. says:

    This book provided a really nice history on Louis XIV and the court of the Sun King and his granddaughter in law, Adelaide of Savoy.


  4. says:

    I feel embarrassed that it took me this long to finish this book, but that s mostly because I got distracted 30 pages from the end, and since the last 30 pages are where everybody gets sick, gets overdosed with emetics and ruthlessly bled, and then not surprisingly dies, it took a while for me to drum up the motivation to read that bit.Anyway I loved this book, which is a detailed biography of Marie Adelaide of Savoy, Louis XIV s granddaughter in law Adelaide did not actually do that much besi I feel embarrassed that it took me this long to finish this book, but that s mostly because I got distracted 30 pages from the end, and since the last 30 pages are where everybody gets sick, gets overdosed with emetics and ruthlessly bled, and then not surprisingly dies, it took a while for me to drum up the motivation to read that bit.Anyway I loved this book, which is a detailed biography of Marie Adelaide of Savoy, Louis XIV s granddaughter in law Adelaide did not actually do that much besides charm everyone around her, but she lived at an absolutely fascinating time, and in telling the story of her life, the book gives a rich and involving portrait of the period everything from Jansenists to court ceremony to the War of the Spanish Succession to how Louis XIV was a really terrible person. Great stuff


  5. says:

    One of the most interesting figures of the Sun King s court was actually not this poor young version of Paris Hilton, but Madame de Maintenon, who became her foster mother Elliott s careful scholarship gives what seems to me without access to the primary sources the clearest picture of this fascinating woman who rose from obscurity, married the weird and almost unreal seeming poet Scarron, and then ended up as morganatic wife of the king.She was thoroughly loathed by most of the court, who bi One of the most interesting figures of the Sun King s court was actually not this poor young version of Paris Hilton, but Madame de Maintenon, who became her foster mother Elliott s careful scholarship gives what seems to me without access to the primary sources the clearest picture of this fascinating woman who rose from obscurity, married the weird and almost unreal seeming poet Scarron, and then ended up as morganatic wife of the king.She was thoroughly loathed by most of the court, who bitterly resented her attempt to raise its moral tone, and to grant a better future to girls by educating them When you compare the Madame de Maintenon hovering over the Duchess of Burgundy in this work, to that in Nancy Mitford s otherwise graceful history of the same court, there is the strangest Jekyl and Hyde sense


  6. says:

    A tremendously detailed look at the life of Marie Adelaide While quite interesting in some respects, the detail overwhelmed me in others I would have appreciated a bitof a critical look at the characters, as from reading this book one gets the impression they are true paragons.


  7. says:

    This is a lovely, enjoyable biography of Louis XV s mother, Marie Adelaide, and the effect she had on Versailles, especially on the aging Louis XIV, who adored her.


  8. says:

    Fascinating inside look of what the seat of French government was like during the reign of Louis XIV.

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