Absolutism in Practice: Louis XIV, Versailles, and the Art of Personal Kingship
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Absolutism in Practice: Louis XIV, Versailles, and the Art of Personal Kingship

Eric W. Nelson

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-18719-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-18719-4; Format: e-Book Agency, 20 pages

Instructors
This document collection explores how Louis XIV sought to embody absolutism through his personal rule by examining the theory behind absolutism, Louis’s own writings on kingship, and the observations of eyewitnesses at his court, shedding light on traditions of royal government in Europe since the Middle Ages. Students are guided through their analysis of the primary sources with an author-provided learning objective, central question, and historical context.