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The Resource Marie-Antoinette, John Hardman

Marie-Antoinette, John Hardman

Label
Marie-Antoinette
Title
Marie-Antoinette
Statement of responsibility
John Hardman
Title variation
Marie-Antoinette
Title variation remainder
the making of a French queen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously "out of touch" queen. Who was the real Marie-Antoinette? She was mistrusted and reviled in her own time, and today she is portrayed as a lightweight incapable of understanding the events that engulfed her. In this new account, John Hardman redresses the balance and sheds fresh light on Marie-Antoinette's story. Hardman shows how Marie-Antoinette played a significant but misunderstood role in the crisis of the monarchy. Drawing on new sources, he describes how, from the outset, Marie-Antoinette refused to prioritize the aggressive foreign policy of her mother, Maria-Theresa, bravely took over the helm from Louis XVI after the collapse of his morale, and, when revolution broke out, listened to the Third Estate and worked closely with repentant radicals to give the constitutional monarchy a fighting chance. For the first time, Hardman demonstrates exactly what influence Marie-Antoinette had and when and how she exerted it
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hardman, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Queens
  • France
  • Queens
  • France
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Royalty
Target audience
adult
Label
Marie-Antoinette, John Hardman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
From Archduchess to Dauphine -- The court under Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette -- A Queen in search of a role, 1774-1781 -- Growing unpopularity, 1781-1785 -- The Diamond Necklace Affair, 1785-1786 -- The ascendancy of Marie-Antoinette, 1787-1788 -- The last year at Versailles -- Appeasement and plans for resistance: the Tulleries and Saint-Cloud -- The flight to Varennes -- 'Marie-Antoinette will become Queen of France again': Government by letter -- The fall of the monarchy -- Imprisonment in a tower -- Epilogue: Ubi sunt?
Control code
1124771300
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 363 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300243086
Lccn
2019941055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1124771300
Label
Marie-Antoinette, John Hardman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
From Archduchess to Dauphine -- The court under Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette -- A Queen in search of a role, 1774-1781 -- Growing unpopularity, 1781-1785 -- The Diamond Necklace Affair, 1785-1786 -- The ascendancy of Marie-Antoinette, 1787-1788 -- The last year at Versailles -- Appeasement and plans for resistance: the Tulleries and Saint-Cloud -- The flight to Varennes -- 'Marie-Antoinette will become Queen of France again': Government by letter -- The fall of the monarchy -- Imprisonment in a tower -- Epilogue: Ubi sunt?
Control code
1124771300
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 363 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300243086
Lccn
2019941055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1124771300

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