The Life of Louis XVI

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The Life of Louis XVI Book

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 the...

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The Life of Louis XVI - John Hardman
pdf | 314 KB | English | Isbn: 0300221657 | Author: John Hardman | Release Date: 2016-05-28
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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 the thrall of 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 ruler possessing sharp insight, uncommon political acumen, and a talent for foreign policy, yet one whose great misfortune was to be caught in the violent center of a major turning point in history. Hardman’s dramatic reassessment of the reign of Louis XVI sheds a bold new light on the man, his actions, his world, and his policies, including the king’s support of America’s War of Independence, the intricate workings of his court, the disastrous Diamond Necklace Affair, and Louis’s famous dash to Varennes.
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#1 The Life of Louis XVI

The Life of Louis XVI Book John Hardman
  • Author : John Hardman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-28
  • Total Pages : 512
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Review : (2)

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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 the thrall of 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 ruler possessing sharp insight, uncommon political acumen, and a talent for foreign policy, yet one whose great misfortune was to be caught in the violent center of a major turning point in history. Hardman’s dramatic reassessment of the reign of Louis XVI sheds a bold new light on the man, his actions, his world, and his policies, including the king’s support of America’s War of Independence, the intricate workings of his court, the disastrous Diamond Necklace Affair, and Louis’s famous dash to Varennes.

#2 XVI

XVI Book Julia Karr
  • Author : Julia Karr
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-01-06
  • Total Pages : 272
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Review : (50)

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Nina Oberon's life is pretty normal: she hangs out with her best friend, Sandy, and their crew, goes to school, plays with her little sister, Dee. But Nina is 15. And like all girls she'll receive a Governing Council-ordered tattoo on her 16th birthday. XVI. Those three letters will be branded on her wrist, announcing to all the world-even the most predatory of men-that she is ready for sex. Considered easy prey by some, portrayed by the Media as sluts who ask for attacks, becoming a "sex-teen" is Nina's worst fear. That is, until right before her birthday, when Nina's mom is brutally attacked. With her dying breaths, she reveals to Nina a shocking truth about her past-one that destroys everything Nina thought she knew. Now, alone but for her sister, Nina must try to discover who she really is, all the while staying one step ahead of her mother's killer.

#3 Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789–1792

Louis XVI and the French Revolution, 1789–1792 Book Ambrogio A. Caiani
  • Author : Ambrogio A. Caiani
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-20
  • Total Pages :
  • Genre : History
  • Review : (143)

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The experience, and failure, of Louis XVI's short-lived constitutional monarchy of 1789–1792 deeply influenced the politics and course of the French Revolution. The dramatic breakdown of the political settlement of 1789 steered the French state into the decidedly stormy waters of political terror and warfare on an almost global scale. This book explores how the symbolic and political practices which underpinned traditional Bourbon kingship ultimately succumbed to the radical challenge posed by the Revolution's new 'proto-republican' culture. While most previous studies have focused on Louis XVI's real and imagined foreign counterrevolutionary plots, Ambrogio A. Caiani examines the king's hitherto neglected domestic activities in Paris. Drawing on previously unexplored archival source material, Caiani provides an alternative reading of Louis XVI in this period, arguing that the monarch's symbolic behaviour and the organisation of his daily activities and personal household were essential factors in the people's increasing alienation from the newly established constitutional monarchy.

#4 Louis XVI and the French Revolution

Louis XVI and the French Revolution Book Alison Johnson
  • Author : Alison Johnson
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Total Pages : 236
  • Genre : History
  • Review : (396)

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Louis XVI was a gentle and unassuming man who did not want to be king but attempted to work for the welfare of his people—until his government was engulfed by the violent upheavals of the French Revolution. Facing the rapidly changing desires of his subjects, he gave way to the policies they demanded. Few rulers have acquiesced to such startling changes of government within such a brief span of time. Louis XVI lacked the charisma of Marie Antoinette, but he is remarkable for the courage he exhibited when facing violent armed men only a few feet away. The quiet dignity with which he approached his execution has been praised by countless people, including Albert Camus and Victor Hugo. This biography traces the painfully exciting events involving Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette and their two children. The royal family was first taken by a violent mob from Versailles to Paris. They attempted an escape but it failed when they had almost reached safety. A year later the king and queen were guillotined.

#5 Why Xvi

Why Xvi Book John Weyland
  • Author : John Weyland
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2020-10-18
  • Total Pages : 128
  • Genre : Philosophy
  • Review : (359)

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This book contains 59 essays. They are all meant to say something new about the subject dealt with.

#6 The Countess de Charny: The Execution of King Louis XVI

The Countess de Charny: The Execution of King Louis XVI Book Alexandre Dumas
  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Release Date : 2021-07-05
  • Total Pages : 10
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (142)

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Stories of her arrogance and extravagance fanned the flames of revolution. But did Marie Antoinette really deserve her reputation? Alexandre Dumas seeks to find an answer in "The Countess de Charny: The Execution of King Louis XVI". It’s an epic dramatisation of the French Revolution, with Marie at its centre. Around her, Dumas weaves a tapestry of romance and politics, taking in characters from every rung of 18th century French society. It all builds to the royal family’s grisly end, as first Louis XVI, and then his queen, are sent to the guillotine. Picking up where "Taking the Bastille: Ange Pitou" left off, this fast-paced read brings history to vivid life. It's also makes a great companion piece to the movie "Marie Antoinette" with Kirsten Dunst. Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a hugely popular 19th century French writer. Born of mixed French and Haitian heritage, Dumas first rose to prominence in Paris as a playwright, but later gained international fame with his historical fiction. Often co-authored with other writers, these stories wove together swashbuckling adventure, romance, and real events from France’s past. Among the best known are "The Three Musketeers", and its sequels "Twenty Years After", and "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later". Set across four decades, this trilogy follows the rise of the dashing D’Artagnan—from hot-headed soldier to trusted captain under Louis XIV. Dumas’ other novels include "The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Black Tulip". His works have been adapted into more than 200 movies, including The Man in the Iron Mask starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

#7 The Countess of Charny

The Countess of Charny Book Alexandre Dumas
  • Author : Alexandre Dumas
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-01
  • Total Pages : 258
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Review : (338)

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Known as one of the important early figures in the burgeoning genre of historical fiction, Alexandre Dumas spent much of his life chronicling the social and political unrest that utterly transformed France -- and by extension, the rest of the world -- in the eighteenth century. This sweeping epic focuses on several parallel plot lines, all leading up to the death by beheading of the king in 1793, marking him with the dubious distinction of being the only French king to be executed.

#8 Benedict XVI: A Life Volume One

Benedict XVI: A Life Volume One Book Peter Seewald
  • Author : Peter Seewald
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Total Pages : 529
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Review : (337)

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By any reckoning, the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI was extraordinary, with moments of high drama. Not the least of these was his resignation from office in February 2013, the first papal resignation in 500 years. But who is Joseph Ratzinger? In this definitive biography, based on meticulous historical research and many hours of taped interviews with his subject, Peter Seewald shows the exceptional circumstances in which the exceptionally talented son of a Bavarian policeman became the first German pope for 950 years. In this first volume, covering the years 1927–1965, we witness Joseph Ratzinger's early days, living above his father's police station. Ratzinger came to adulthood through the years of National Socialism. Though hostile to the rise of Hitler, his family knew well about Dachau and Ratzinger himself was conscripted into the Hitler Youth. Joseph Ratzinger proved to be a man of exceptional intellectual gifts and by the time of the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) he was already noted as one of the outstanding intellects present and was nominated a 'peritus' or theological expert. This was also the time of the start of his friendship with the Swiss theologian Hans Küng who was to become his nemesis. Of his predecessor, Pope Francis has said: 'Pope Benedict was a great Pope, great for the penetration of his intelligence, great for his important contribution to theology, great for his love of the Church and human beings, great for his virtues and faith'. Even in this first volume, we begin to understand how this came to be true.

#9 Benedict XVI: A Life Volume One

Benedict XVI: A Life Volume One Book Peter Seewald
  • Author : Peter Seewald
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Total Pages : 529
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Review : (103)

Download #9 Benedict XVI: A Life Volume One eBook Pdf ePub and Kindle

By any reckoning, the papacy of Pope Benedict XVI was extraordinary, with moments of high drama. Not the least of these was his resignation from office in February 2013, the first papal resignation in 500 years. But who is Joseph Ratzinger? In this definitive biography, based on meticulous historical research and many hours of taped interviews with his subject, Peter Seewald shows the exceptional circumstances in which the exceptionally talented son of a Bavarian policeman became the first German pope for 950 years. In this first volume, covering the years 1927–1965, we witness Joseph Ratzinger's early days, living above his father's police station. Ratzinger came to adulthood through the years of National Socialism. Though hostile to the rise of Hitler, his family knew well about Dachau and Ratzinger himself was conscripted into the Hitler Youth. Joseph Ratzinger proved to be a man of exceptional intellectual gifts and by the time of the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965) he was already noted as one of the outstanding intellects present and was nominated a 'peritus' or theological expert. This was also the time of the start of his friendship with the Swiss theologian Hans Küng who was to become his nemesis. Of his predecessor, Pope Francis has said: 'Pope Benedict was a great Pope, great for the penetration of his intelligence, great for his important contribution to theology, great for his love of the Church and human beings, great for his virtues and faith'. Even in this first volume, we begin to understand how this came to be true.