Marie-antoinette: The Making Of A French Queen

September 28, 2021|
Marie-antoinette: The Making Of A French Queen by John Hardman
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A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously "out of touch" queen

“Presents [Marie-Antoinette] as much more than a symbol whose meaning is in the eye of her beholder . . . neither martyr nor voluptuary but rather a serious participant in politics.”—Lynn Hunt, New York Review of Books

“Splendid. . . . Masterly. . . . A wonderfully gripping biography.”—Allan Massie, Wall Street Journal

Named a Book of the Year (2020) by The Spectator

Who was the real Marie-Antoinette? She was mistrusted and reviled in her own time, and today she is portrayed as a lightweight incapable of understanding the events that engulfed her. In this new account, John Hardman redresses the balance and sheds fresh light on Marie-Antoinette’s story.

Hardman shows how Marie-Antoinette played a significant but misunderstood role in the crisis of the monarchy. Drawing on new sources, he describes how, from the outset, Marie-Antoinette refused to prioritize the aggressive foreign policy of her mother, Maria-Theresa, bravely took over the helm from Louis XVI after the collapse of his morale, and, when revolution broke out, listened to the Third Estate and worked closely with repentant radicals to give the constitutional monarchy a fighting chance. For the first time, Hardman demonstrates exactly what influence Marie-Antoinette had and when and how she exerted it.
John Hardman is one of the world’s leading experts on the French Revolution and the author of several distinguished books on the subject.
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Title:Marie-antoinette: The Making Of A French Queen
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 in
Published:September 28, 2021
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300260946

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