France under the Regency: With a Review of the Administration of Louis XIV

France under the Regency: With a Review of the Administration of Louis XIV

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France under the Regency: With a Review of the Administration of Louis XIV

France under the Regency: With a Review of the Administration of Louis XIV

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This book covers the regency of the Duke of Orleans, with a review of the more important phases of the long reign of Louis XIV. I expect hereafter to discuss some other periods of French history during the eighteenth century. The present volume, however, is entirely distinct; the history of the century naturally divides itself into epochs, any one of which can be studied by those who so desire, without any necessary reference to the others.

Historical students now feel bound to consult the most trustworthy authorities. To discover the truth of history, as well as the facts in a court of law, hearsay and secondary evidence can only be received when no better can be found. For almost everything that concerns the government itself, in its administrative and diplomatic relations, official documents and diplomatic correspondence are the most satisfactory sources of information. Many of these, for this period of French history, have been published. Most of the valuable manuscript authorities are found at the National Library at Paris, and especially in the Archives . . .

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