Sun King

Sun King

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  • Author: David Lee Rubin
  • Publisher: Associated University Presses
  • ISBN: 9780918016942
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 242

This work is a selection of papers presented at the Folger Institute by an international collegium of scholars on the ascendancy of French culture during the reign of Louis XIV.


The Sun King and His Loves

The Sun King and His Loves

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  • Author: Lucy Norton
  • Publisher:
  • ISBN:
  • Category :
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 174


The Sun King's Garden

The Sun King's Garden

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  • Author: Ian Thompson
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1582346313
  • Category : Gardening
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 370

Presents an illustrated account of the creation of one of the world's most dazzling and extensive gardens, the gardens at the palace of Versailles, noting the unique four-decade friendship between Louis XIV, the creator of the garden, and Andre Le Ntre, the gardener.


Sunspots and the Sun King

Sunspots and the Sun King

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  • Author: Ellen M. McClure
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252030567
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 316

Exploring the contradictions inherent in attempting to reconcile the logical and mystical aspects of divine right monarchy, this book analyzes definitions of sovereignty, presents Louis XIV's memoirs, and offers analysis of diplomats and ambassadors as the mediators who preserved and transmitted the king's authority.


Sun King’s Counsellor, Cecil Harwood

Sun King’s Counsellor, Cecil Harwood

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  • Author: Simon Blaxland-de Lange
  • Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing
  • ISBN: 1912230712
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 314

‘He [Harwood] is the sole Horatio known to me in this age of Hamlets…’ – C. S. Lewis, from Surprised by Joy Cecil Harwood (1898-1975) – lecturer, Waldorf teacher, writer, editor and anthroposophist – pioneered and developed the first Rudolf Steiner (Waldorf) school in the United Kingdom (the New School in London, now Michael Hall School in Sussex). He also led the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain for some 37 years. In 1922, at the age of 24, Harwood attended a festival of English folk song and dance in Cornwall, alongside his life-long friend Owen Barfield. It was here – and not in the academic citadel of Oxford University, where they were both part of the literary circle known as the Inklings – that Harwood and Barfield were to encounter the work of Rudolf Steiner through meeting Daphne Olivier. Sun King’s Counsellor provides an intricate picture of the human connections, cultural movements and spiritual background that contributed to what came together in Cornwall in 1922, leading to Harwood’s life’s work. Featuring a colour plate section and full index, it documents Harwood’s early years and antecedents, marriages to Daphne Olivier and Margaret Lundgren, friendships with Barfield and C.S. Lewis, his life-changing meeting with anthroposophy and Rudolf Steiner, teaching and educational work, and Harwood’s critical role in healing divisions within the Anthroposophical Society. Based on extensive research of primary sources, Blaxland-de Lange’s biography reveals the multi-faceted, flexible and sacrificial nature of this unique personality. Alfred Cecil Harwood – he preferred ‘Cecil’ instead of Alfred, with its meaning of ‘wise counsellor’ – began his career with the hope of becoming a writer, and had neither the intention nor ambition to become a teacher or the head of a national organization. Yet he became both an exemplary teacher and leader, as well as a celebrated author, editor, translator and lecturer.


The Sun King's Atlantic

The Sun King's Atlantic

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  • Author: Jutta Wimmler
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004336087
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 244

In The Sun King’s Atlantic, Jutta Wimmler reveals the many surprising ways in which Africa and America channeled cultural developments in France, exploring their impact on material culture, theatre, science and religion.


In the Sun King's Paris with Molière

In the Sun King's Paris with Molière

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  • Author: Renzo Rossi
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
  • ISBN: 9780761443322
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 48

Presents young readers with a journey back in time accompanied by the playwright Moliere as he provides a tour of seventeenth century Paris, discussing the everyday life of the people and visiting the famous landmarks of the city.


Memoirs of a Dwarf at the Sun King's Court

Memoirs of a Dwarf at the Sun King's Court

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  • Author: Paul Weidner
  • Publisher: Terrace Books
  • ISBN: 9780299205102
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 339

Set in the over-scaled, decadent Versailles of Louis XIV, Memoirs of a Dwarf is the story of Hugues, an impoverished dwarf who maneuvers his way up into the very highest of court circles by clandestinely serving the needs of a mob of unscrupulous gamblers, of a priest notorious for saying black Masses at midnight, and—from under the gaming tables—of a number of sex-starved society women, including Louis's mistress. Along the way, Hugues finally discovers the truth of his own identity, a revelation which is a political bombshell and which subjects him to a grisly turn. The story combines historical events and characters—Louis, his mistresses, his outrageous brother Philippe, and many other baroque personalities—with fictitious ones. Hugues’s tale reaches its climax during the famous affaire des poisons, the sexual and political scandal that thundered through the royal court and threatened wholesale destruction.


The Sun King Conspiracy

The Sun King Conspiracy

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  • Author: Yves Jégo
  • Publisher: Gallic Books
  • ISBN: 1910477362
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 448

A tale of religious brotherhoods, corruption, romantic intrigue and political scheming at the court of Louis XIV. 1661 is a year of destiny for France and its young King, Louis XIV. Cardinal Mazarin, the Chief Minister who has governed throughout the King's early years, lies dying. As a fierce power struggle develops to succeed him, a religious brotherhood, guardian of a centuries-old secret, also sees its chance to influence events. Gabriel de Pontbriand, an aspiring actor employed as secretary to Molière, becomes unwittingly involved when documents stolen from Mazarin's palace fall into his hands. The coded papers will alter Gabriel's life for ever, and their explosive contents have the power to change the course of history for France and the Sun King himself.


In the Shadow of the Sun King

In the Shadow of the Sun King

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  • Author: Golden Keyes Parsons
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 1418571628
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 384

Madeleine Clavell--beautiful, fiercely faithful, and...an outlaw. As Huguenots in 17th-Century France, Madeleine Clavell and her family defy French law daily. Though they live in comfort and happiness in the French countryside, their Protestant Christianity is considered traitorous. But they are wary. Persecution is surely at hand. Then King Louis XIV's dragoons arrive, forcing the family from their country estate. Madeleine must gather her courage and seek out the king in his royal palace at Versailles. Because Madeleine has a secret. Though years and a thousand choices have separated them, Madeleine and King Louis have a history together. One she feels certain he has not forgotten. She will risk everything to speak to him again. But will the impetuous king choose to save her...and her family? And if so, at what price?