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The life of Louis XVI, John Hardman

Label
The life of Louis XVI
Title
The life of Louis XVI
Statement of responsibility
John Hardman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Louis XVI of France, who was guillotined in 1793 during the Revolution and Reign of Terror, is commonly portrayed in fiction and film either as a weak and stupid despot in thrall to his beautiful, shallow wife, Marie Antoinette, or as a cruel and treasonous tyrant. Historian John Hardman disputes both these versions in a fascinating new biography of the ill-fated monarch. Based in part on new scholarship that has emerged over the past two decades, Hardman's illuminating study describes a highly educated ruler who, though indecisive, possessed sharp political insight and a talent for foreign policy; who often saw the dangers ahead but could not or would not prevent them; and whose great misfortune was to be caught in the violent center of a major turning point in history
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hardman, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Louis
  • Louis
  • Revolution (France : 1789-1799)
  • Ludwig
  • France
  • France
  • France
  • Kings, queens, rulers, etc
  • Kings and rulers
  • France
Label
The life of Louis XVI, John Hardman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 478-487) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A dark and difficult childhood -- Youth on the throne -- The bright beginning, 1774-76 -- Drift towards war, 1776-78 -- American liberty and royal debt, 1778-82 -- The embarrassments of peace,1783-85 -- Unravelling, 1785-86 -- Royal revolution: the assembly of notables of 1787 -- The road to the estates-general, May 1787 to May 1789 -- The silent king and the third estate -- The invasion of a palace -- The revolution caricatures itself, October 1789 to June 1791 -- The flight to Montmedy -- Playing by the book of the constitution, 13 September 1791 to 10 August 1792 -- The prisoner in the temple
Control code
923796131
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 499 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300220421
Lccn
2016001789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)923796131
Label
The life of Louis XVI, John Hardman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 478-487) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A dark and difficult childhood -- Youth on the throne -- The bright beginning, 1774-76 -- Drift towards war, 1776-78 -- American liberty and royal debt, 1778-82 -- The embarrassments of peace,1783-85 -- Unravelling, 1785-86 -- Royal revolution: the assembly of notables of 1787 -- The road to the estates-general, May 1787 to May 1789 -- The silent king and the third estate -- The invasion of a palace -- The revolution caricatures itself, October 1789 to June 1791 -- The flight to Montmedy -- Playing by the book of the constitution, 13 September 1791 to 10 August 1792 -- The prisoner in the temple
Control code
923796131
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 499 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300220421
Lccn
2016001789
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)923796131

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