Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Saint-Simon and the Court of Louis XIV

by Arthur Goldhammer

  • ISBN: 9780226473208
  • ISBN10: 0226473201

Saint-Simon and the Court of Louis XIV

by Arthur Goldhammer

  • List Price: $35.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 07/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780226473208
  • ISBN10: 0226473201
used Add to Cart $3.36
You save: 90%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $44.10
Marketplace Item
Description: The Duke of Saint-Simon (1675-1755) was by all accounts, including his own, a sensitive, self-obsessed, ill-tempered man. A courtier and phenomenal chronicler of court life under Louis XIV, he produced the monumental work Memoirs, running to thousands of pages, in which the intrigues, personalities, activities, and gossip of life at Versailles are recorded in acerbic detail. Drawing heavily on these Memoirs, renowned historian Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie offers a wonderful portrait of life under Louis XIV, focusing on the fundamental issues of hierarchy and rank in this tightly controlled universe.

Saint-Simon and the Court of Louis XIV, expertly translated by Arthur Goldhammer, is a historical essay about court life, built with the wide range of tools Ladurie so expertly employs: ethnography, history, literary criticism, and historiography. Ladurie recreates a world in which man is most definitely born unequal, a world circumscribed entirely by purity of bloodline, which nonetheless directly preceded the birth of democratic thought and political action. Locked into a virtual caste system, courtiers formed within their ranks cabals, factions, and groups bonded by common ideological principles in order to survive the political order of the court. Thus Saint-Simon and the Court of Louis XIV is not only about Saint-Simon's place in this constellation but also the constellation itself and how understanding it forces us to reevaluate political life in France during the Old Regime.

Including a biographical sketch of Saint-Simon and more than 30 illustrations of court life and its members, Saint-Simon and the Court of Louis XIV will delight those interested in French history as well asinstruct those interested in political history.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: One Planet Books
1,453 orders (97% success)
Location: Columbia, MO
Condition: Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
Price:
$3.36
Comments:
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
Seller: HPB-Diamond
6,347 orders (96% success)
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: SurplusTextSeller
5,599 orders (95% success)
Location: Columbia, MO
Condition: Good
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
Price:
$4.81
Comments:
Ships same day or next business day! UPS shipping available (Priority Mail
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
15,019 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$7.86
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Magers and Quinn Booksellers
674 orders (96% success)
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. Clean Pages.
Price:
$10.22
Comments:
Light to moderate shelf wear. Complete. Clean Pages.
Seller: Palmer_Bale
10 orders (70% success)
Location: Waterbury, CT
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
0226473201 Book Very light rubbing to edges of dj, text clean."
Price:
$11.20
Comments:
0226473201 Book Very light rubbing to edges of dj, text clean."
Seller: George Lyon
17 orders (94% success)
Location: Alexandria, VA
Condition: Very Good
Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 432 p. Contains: Illustrations.
Price:
$13.43
Comments:
Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 432 p. Contains: Illustrations.
Seller: Great Northern Books
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Condition: Very Good
First printing. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. "Le Roy Ladurie offers a
[...]
Price:
$15.75
Comments:
First printing. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. "Le Roy Ladurie offers a
[...]
Seller: Ezekial Books, LLC
41 orders (98% success)
Location: Manchester, NH
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
0226473201 Excellent Condition.
Price:
$20.20
Comments:
0226473201 Excellent Condition.
Seller: Greenwoods Traders
Location: Southbury, CT
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Hardcover. Light edge wear to DJ. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a
[...]
Price:
$22.33
Comments:
Hardcover. Light edge wear to DJ. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a
[...]
Seller: Abacus Bookshop
37 orders (89% success)
Location: Pittsford, NY
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
8vo, 432 pp.
Price:
$22.50
Comments:
8vo, 432 pp.
Seller: Pat Cramer,Bookseller
Location: Lewisville, TX
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
Book A sqaure solid tight clean un-read virtually new copy. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
Price:
$38.80
Comments:
Book A sqaure solid tight clean un-read virtually new copy. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
Seller: Books Tell You Why, Inc.
1 order (100% success)
Location: Summerville, SC
Condition: Like New
Shipping Icon
8vo; 432 pages. 0226473201. An unblemished first Printing of the First Edition protected by an equally Fine dust-jacket.
Price:
$39.37
Comments:
8vo; 432 pages. 0226473201. An unblemished first Printing of the First Edition protected by an equally Fine dust-jacket.
Seller: Ergodebooks
15,019 orders (98% success)
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$44.10
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: C9 Media
95 orders (88% success)
Location: Wellington, FL
Condition: New
0226473201 New Condition.
Price:
$44.98
Comments:
0226473201 New Condition.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).