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The Resource Athénaïs : the life of Louis XIV's mistress, the real queen of France, Lisa Hilton

Athénaïs : the life of Louis XIV's mistress, the real queen of France, Lisa Hilton

Label
Athénaïs : the life of Louis XIV's mistress, the real queen of France
Title
Athénaïs
Title remainder
the life of Louis XIV's mistress, the real queen of France
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Hilton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
As lovely and charming as she was shrewd and calculating, Athénaïs de Montespan became the most powerful noblewoman of her day by brilliantly manipulating her forbidden role as mistress of King Louis XIV. With a lively narrative style that reads like fiction, Lisa Hilton reveals the woman behind the most dazzling days of the Sun King's reign. As a lover, Athénaïs risked the disgrace of adultery to conduct an affair that scandalized Europe. As a patron, she supported the leaders of the cultural renaissance. As a mother, she was the ancestor of most of the royal houses of Europe. The greatest beauty of her day, she lived publicly and sensationally until bizarre accusations of witchcraft forced her from grace in the "Affair of the Poisons," a mystery that remains unsolved. Athénaïs is an informative look at a true age of extremes and a woman who achieved the heights of power at a time when it was denied to most of her sex
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hilton, Lisa
Dewey number
  • 944/.033/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC130.M78
LC item number
H57 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Montespan, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart de Mortemart
  • Louis
  • France
  • France
Label
Athénaïs : the life of Louis XIV's mistress, the real queen of France, Lisa Hilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-341) and index
Control code
ocm50767893
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 358 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780316084901
Lccn
2002073078
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50767893
Label
Athénaïs : the life of Louis XIV's mistress, the real queen of France, Lisa Hilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-341) and index
Control code
ocm50767893
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 358 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780316084901
Lccn
2002073078
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)50767893

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