Louis XVI: The Silent King

Bloomsbury Academic, 2000 M04 28 - 224 páginas

Louis XVI was at the center of the French Revolution, one of the major turning points in world history, but little is known about him. He is often portrayed only as the weak, lazy, and treasonous king dominated by Marie-Antoinette. This new investigation by John Hardman, a leading expert on the French Revolution, challenges this stereotype. Drawing on new evidence from Louis XVI's letters and from a large body of new research, Hardman provides the first detailed reconstruction of the king's political thought and sheds new light on the king's character and personality.

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In a political, impersonal, and defensive biography, Hardman (a retired lecturer in modern history at the Univ. of Edinburgh) claims that Louis XVI, reputedly ``stupid, lazy, and impassive,'' was ... Leer comentario completo

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This is not a general life-and-times biography of the man who was king of France from 1774 to 1792. The reader learns little of France outside Versailles and Paris. Indeed, in several chapters more ... Leer comentario completo

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John Hardman is at University of Edinburgh.

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