Saturday, October 8, 2016

Some videos about absolutism, Louis XIV and Versailles Palace

- Here you have a short overview on absolutism, focused on Louis XIV's example. At the end there are some other absolute monarchs, like Frederick II the Great of Prussia, Peter I of Russia and some late absolute monarch, like Emperor Franz Ferdinand II of Austria and tsar Nicholas II of Russia. 


 - This is another short video that explains the origins and use of the divine right of kings, which means that kings' power came from God and made them untouchable:


- And this is a BBC documentary about Louis XIV and his use of the Royal Palace of Versailles. This period of France's history is really well explained: 

- Finally you can have a look on Versailles dance parties with two scenes of the film Le roi danse and another one from the film Vatel: 

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