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The Dream of AbsolutismLouis XIV and the Logic of Modernity

The Dream of Absolutism: Louis XIV and the Logic of Modernity

Hall Bjørnstad

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226803661
eISBN:
9780226803975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803975.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

What was absolutism, and how did it work? What was the function of the ostentatious displays of power surrounding Louis XIV at Versailles? What is gained—and what is lost—by approaching such ... More

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