Versailles

Versailles

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"Nothing represents the glorious and fraught history of France quite like the Palace of Versailles. Made famous by the absolutist king Louis XIV, Versailles became legendary for the splendor of its revels-but then, after the Revolution of 1789, it fell into disrepute as a reminder of royal excess and abuse of power. Subsequent French governments struggled with how to handle the opulent palace and grounds-should the site be memorialized, trivialized, rehabilitated, or even destroyed outright? Drawing on a new wave of recent research, historian Colin Jones masterfully traces the evolution of Versailles as a space of royal politics and aristocratic pleasures, a building of mythic status, and one of the world's great tourist destination" --
Published: New York, NY :, Basic Books,, 2018.
ISBN: 9781541673380
1541673387
Branch Call Number: 944.3663 JON
Characteristics: vii, 211 pages :,illustrations ;,20 cm

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