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Maurice Ashley evaluates how a determined, conscientious King Louis XIV was able to raise France to its greatest glory while plunging its people into deep misery.

Maurice Ashley presents the life of Louis XIV, both as a man and a ruler, with attention on the explanation for a splendid age that nevertheless harbored the earliest roots of the French Revolution.

From his ill-considered foreign policies, his refusal to tolerate the slightest compromise of his royal absolutism, and his total suppression of every deviation from strictly Roman Catholic orthodoxy, Ashley presents a complete review of Louis' impact on France and its people.
About the Author: Maurice P. Ashley was a 17th Century historian who published more than thirty books. Ashley was a literary assistant to Winston Churchill and the editor of The Listener.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780029010808
Publisher: Free Press
Publisher Imprint: Free Press
Depth: 13
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 13 mm
Width: 137 mm
ISBN-10: 0029010802
Publisher Date: 01 Feb 1965
Binding: Paperback
Height: 210 mm
No of Pages: 192
Series Title: Teach Yourself History
Weight: 222 gr
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