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Published by Macmillan in [New York] .
Written in English



  • France


  • Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715.,
  • France -- History -- Louis XIV, 1643-1715.,
  • France -- Civilization -- 17th-18th centuries.

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Edition Notes

Translation of La France de Louis XIV.

StatementTranslated by Michael Shaw.
LC ClassificationsDC125 .G213
The Physical Object
Pagination346 p.
Number of Pages346
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5679717M
LC Control Number69010894

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