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The King, the Court and Versailles - The permanent “coup d’éclat”: 1682-1789

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The King, the Court and Versailles - The permanent “coup d’éclat”: 1682-1789

In 1682, Versailles became the permanent residence of the Court and the Government. Here, in the heart of the Palace with its multiple layers and all kinds of players, from the valet to the monarch, a subtle geostrategy was deployed, apparently immobile but actually in constant movement. In 1682, Versailles became the permanent residence of the Court and the Government. Here, in the heart of the Palace with its multiple layers and all kinds of players, from the valet to the monarch, a subtle geostrategy was deployed, apparently immobile but actually in constant movement.

The mechanics of the Court, the decision-making processes, distribution of services, privileges and disgrace, everything was by and for the Sovereign, including in the artistic field, where Versailles had incomparable influence.

This is where the heart of the absolute monarchy beat, where the sources of power were hidden behind a constant show. The system and setting that Louis XIV left to his successors were kept in place until 1787, when a new situation revealed their failures.






Co-publishers: Perrin - château de Versailles
Author : Alexandre  Maral
528 pages
Format : 24 x 16 x 4 cm
EAN : 9782262035204
Parution: October 2013
Language : French

23,70 €

23,70 € HT