10485. Versailles Under Louis Xiii and Louis Xiv (The Palace and Gardens of Versailles).
The differing usage of the palace and gardens of Versailles under the Bourbon Kings is explored. Louis XIII's original hunting lodge, Louis XIV grand expansion into the symbol of absolutism, and later attempts to restore the rustic simplicity of the original hunting grounds are noted for social and political significance. 18 pages, 21 footnotes, 7 bibliographic sources.
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