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The fabrication of Louis XIV

Author: Peter Burke
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Louis XIV was a man like any other, but the money and attention lavished on his public image by the French government transformed him into a godlike figure. In this engrossing book, an internationally respected historian gives an account of contemporary representations of Louis XIV and shows how the making of the royal image illuminates the relationship between art and power. Images of Louis XIV included hundreds of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Louis, King of France; Louis, King of France; Louis, roi de France; Louis, King of France
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Burke
ISBN: 0300051530 9780300051537 0300059434 9780300059434
OCLC Number: 23287253
Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introducing Louis XIV --
Persuasion --
Sunrise --
The construction of the system --
Self-assertion --
The years of victory --
The reconstruction of the system --
Sunset --
The crisis of representations --
The reverse of the medal --
The reception of Louis XIV --
Louis in perspective.
Responsibility: Peter Burke.

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An account of contemporary representations of Louis XIV which shows how the making of the royal image illuminates the relationship between art and power. Burke shows the conscious attempt to "invent"  Read more...

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