9780300243086-0300243081-Marie-Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen

Marie-Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen

ISBN-13: 9780300243086
ISBN-10: 0300243081
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hardman, John
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 376 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780300243086
ISBN-10: 0300243081
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hardman, John
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover 376 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hardman, John wrote Marie-Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen comprising 376 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0300243081 and 9780300243086. Since then Marie-Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.12 or rent at the marketplace.

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A new look which fundamentally overturns our understanding of this famously "out of touch" queen

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.
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