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Louis XIV
used in War and Peace

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king of France (and longest reigning monarch of any major European country) who is known for expanding French influence and for the magnificence of the Palace of Versailles (1638-1715)
  • To this, modern history laboriously replies either that Napoleon was a great genius, or that Louis XIV was very proud, or that certain writers wrote certain books.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (75% in)
  • Then listen: "Louis XIV was a very proud and self-confident man; he had such and such mistresses and such and such ministers and he ruled France badly.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (74% in)
  • If the conditions under which power is entrusted consist in the wealth, freedom, and enlightenment of the people, how is it that Louis XIV and Ivan the Terrible end their reigns tranquilly, while Louis XVI and Charles I are executed by their people?
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (82% in)
  • To this question historians reply that Louis XIV's activity, contrary to the program, reacted on Louis XVI.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (82% in)
  • But why did it not react on Louis XIV or on Louis XV—why should it react just on Louis XVI?
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (82% in)
  • Is the ferment of the peoples of the west at the end of the eighteenth century and their drive eastward explained by the activity of Louis XIV, XV, and XVI, their mistresses and ministers, and by the lives of Napoleon, Rousseau, Diderot, Beaumarchais, and others?
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (83% in)

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