ECS 326 / FRE 326

Versailles: Court and Culture from Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette

Volker Schröder

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Three hundred and sixty years ago, the young Louis XIV, King of France, began transforming his father’s hunting lodge at Versailles into the site par excellence of absolute monarchy and court society. In this course we will study the making and meaning of the palace and its gardens, and analyze some of the manifold cultural artifacts associated with them. Readings, both literary and non-literary, will be complemented by various visual resources, ranging from original prints to websites and films.

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