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Will Durant - The Story of Civilization 08 - The Age of Louis XIV


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Book Description
8th in the Civilization series - The Durants explore an apex of modern European culture, the years 1648 to 1715, the era of Louis XIV.

VIII. The Age of Louis XIV (1963)

1. The French Zenith: 1643-1715
The Sun Rises: 1643-84
The Crucible of Faith: 1643-1715
The King and the Arts: 1643-1715
Molière: 1622-73
The Classic Zenith in French Literature: 1643-1715
Tragedy in the Netherlands: 1649-1715
"It was an age of strict manners and loose morals." (p.27)
"Like the others, he came from the middle class; the aristocracy is too interested in the art of life to spare time for the life of art." (p.144)
2. England: 1649-1714
Cromwell: 1649-60
Milton: 1608-74
The Restoration: 1660-85
The Glorious Revolution: 1685-1714
From Dryden to Swift: 1660-1714
3. The Periphery: 1648-1715
The Struggle for the Baltic: 1648-1721
Peter the Great: 1698-1725
The Changing Empire: 1648-1715
The Fallow South: 1648-1715
The Jewish Enclaves: 1564-1715
4. The Intellectual Adventure: 1648-1715
From Superstition to Scholarship: 1648-1715
The Scientific Quest: 1648-1715
Isaac Newton: 1642-1727
English Philosophy: 1648-1715
Faith and Reason in France: 1648-1715
Spinoza: 1632-77
Leibniz: 1646-1716
5. France Against Europe: 1683-1715
The Sun Sets

About the author
William James Durant (November 5, 1885 November 7, 1981) was an American philosopher, historian, and writer. He is best known for his authorship and co-authorship with his wife Ariel Durant of The Story of Civilization.
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