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The Resource The Bourbons : the history of a dynasty, J.H. Shennan

The Bourbons : the history of a dynasty, J.H. Shennan

Label
The Bourbons : the history of a dynasty
Title
The Bourbons
Title remainder
the history of a dynasty
Statement of responsibility
J.H. Shennan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The house of Bourbon is one of the most historically important European royal houses. Bourbon kings first ruled Navarre and France in the sixteenth century and by the eighteenth century, members of the Bourbon dynasty also held thrones in Spain and southern Italy - in fact the current king of Spain is a Bourbon monarch. Henry IV, Icing of Gascony, became king of France after the murder of the last Valois monarch in 1589. The Bourbon rulers who followed, including Louis XIV, the 'Sun King', and Louis XV reigned during a period when France was the leading military power in Europe and when its arts were dominant. Louis XIV's palace of Versailles epitomised classical French culture and celebrated the power of its creator. France's autocratic government, under which the nobility were largely exempt from taxation, led in the eighteenth century to increasingly severe political and financial strains. The French Revolution of 1789 brought about the fall of the Bourbon monarchy and resulted in the execution of Louis XVI and his wife, Marie-Antoinette. In exile under Napoleon, the Bourbons returned to power for fifteen years after 1815, but never fully re-established their authority. The Bourbons: The History of a Dynasty tells their story."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shennan, J. H
Dewey number
944.030922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC36.8.B7
LC item number
S494 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Dynasties
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bourbon, House of
  • France
  • France
  • Frankrijk
Label
The Bourbons : the history of a dynasty, J.H. Shennan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
72868883
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781852855239
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)72868883
Label
The Bourbons : the history of a dynasty, J.H. Shennan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [205]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
72868883
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781852855239
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)72868883

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