The Age of Louis XIV. Volume 1
- Author: François Voltaire
- Collection: "Thesaurus" Collection
- Year: 13-07-2015
- Translator from French: Venelin Proykov
- Availability: In Stock
- Product Code: 191-01
- SKU: 03.0066
- ISBN: 978-619-152-658-1
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The Age of Louis XIV is a historical work by the French historian, philosopher, and writer Voltaire, first published in 1751. Through it, the French 17th century became identified with Louis XIV of France, who reigned from 1643 to 1715.
A letter in May 1732 is the first recorded mention of Voltaire's intent to write a history of the reign of Louis XIV. He stopped and resumed the project multiple times, expressing the fear that he might not live long enough to complete it. For preparation, he read two hundred volumes of material, plus many unpublished memoirs, as well as historical documents he found in the archives of the Louvre.
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|Translator||from French: Venelin Proykov|
|Genre||Modern Philosophy, Historical Figures, Modern History|