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  • King of the World - The Life of Louis XIV

    King of the World - The Life of Louis XIV
    av Philip Mansel

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780226690896

    Louis XIV was a man in pursuit of glory. Not content to be the ruler of a world power, he wanted the power to rule the world. And, for a time, he came tantalizingly close. Philip Mansel's King of the World is the most comprehensive and up-to-date b…

  • The Eagle in Splendour

    The Eagle in Splendour
    av Philip Mansel

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784531751

    "When I think of the great Emperor, in my mind's eye it is summer again, all gold and green." Heine The court of Napoleon I, in its grandeur and extravagance, surpassed even that of that the Sun King. Napoleon's palaces at Saint-Cloud and the Tuiler…

  • Constantinople

    Constantinople
    av Philip Mansel

    Storpocket - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780719568800

    Philip Mansel's highly acclaimed history of Constantinople (formerly known as Byzantium) absorbingly charts the interaction between the vibrantly cosmopolitan capital - the city of the world's desire - and its ruling family. In 1453, Mehmed the Conq…

  • Aleppo

    Aleppo
    av Philip Mansel

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784538477

    Revised and updated.A poignant testament to the city shattered by Syria's civil war.Aleppo lies in ruins, a casualty of Syria's brutal civil war. Its streets are cloaked in darkness, its population scattered, its memories ravaged. But this was once…

  • Aleppo

    Aleppo
    av Philip Mansel

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784534615

    'Every time gardens welcomed us, we said to them,Aleppo is our aim and you are merely the route.' Al-Mutanabbi Aleppo lies in ruins. Its streets are plunged in darkness, most of its population has fled. But this was once a vibrant world city, where…

  • Dressed to Rule

    Dressed to Rule
    av Philip Mansel

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780300244502

    Throughout history rulers have used dress as a form of legitimisation and propaganda. While palaces, pictures and jewels might reflect the choice of a monarch's predecessors or advisers, clothes reflected the preferences of the monarch himself. Bein…

  • The Court of France 1789-1830

    The Court of France 1789-1830
    av Philip Mansel

    Häftad - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521423984

    This attractively illustrated volume describes the succession of courts and monarchies in France 1789–1830, from the revolutionary period to the fall of Charles X. It shows decisively that the revolution resulted in a stronger monarchy and a l…

  • Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean

    Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean
    av Philip Mansel

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780300181715

    "Levant" is a book of cities. It describes three former centers of great wealth, pleasure, and freedom--Smyrna, Alexandria, and Beirut--cities of the Levant region along the eastern coast of the Mediterranean. In these key ports at the crossroads of…

  • King of the World

    King of the World
    av Philip Mansel

    Storpocket - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780241960585

    Winner of the Franco-British Society Book Prize 2019 Louis XIV dominated his age. He extended France's frontiers into Netherlands and Germany, and established colonies overseas. The stupendous palace he built at Versailles became the envy of monarch…

  • King of the World

    King of the World
    av Philip Mansel

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846145995

    WINNER OF THE FRANCO-BRITISH SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE 2019 'The ultimate biography of the Sun King, Louis XIV' Simon Sebag Montefiore A TELEGRAPH, SPECTATOR, BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE and TABLET BOOK OF THE YEAR Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, dominate…

  • The Truth About The Portuguese In Africa (1891)

    The Truth About The Portuguese In Africa (1891)
    av James Philip Mansel Weale

    Pocket - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781120934482

  • Levant

    Levant
    av Philip Mansel

    Storpocket - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780719567087

    Levant is a book of cities. It describes Smyrna, Alexandria and Beirut when they were windows on the world, escapes from nationality and tradition, centres of wealth, pleasure and freedom. Using unpublished family papers, Philip Mansel describes the…