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Love and Louis XIV : the women in the life of the Sun King / Antonia Fraser.

Author/creator Fraser, Antonia, 1932-
Format Book and Print
Edition1st U.S. ed.
Publication InfoNew York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, ©2006.
Descriptionxxviii, 388 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
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Abstract The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's accomplishments and follies, exploring in detail his intimate relationships with women. The king's mother, Anne of Austria, had been in a childless marriage for 22 years before she gave birth to Louis XIV. A devout Catholic, she instilled in her son a strong sense of piety and fought successfully for his right to absolute power. In 1660, Louis married his first cousin, Marie-Thérèse, in a political arrangement. While unfailingly kind to the official "Queen of Versailles," Louis sought others to satisfy his romantic and sexual desires. Fraser weaves insights into the nature of women's religious lives--as well as such practical matters as contraception--into her sweeping portrait of the king, his court, and his ladies.--From publisher description.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 332-355) and index.
LCCN 2006044674
Standard identifier# 9870385509848

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