The World of Ideas
IN THE DEPARTMENT of foreign affairs and of the interior, Louis XIV encountered almost insurmountable obstacles, but in the world of ideas his triumph was complete. Not only did he draw to his court writers and artists worthy of his great reign, as talented in their field as his generals and his ministers, but through him French culture, heretofore unknown, gained such prestige that for fifty years it was unrivaled in the world.
KeywordsFrench Language Insurmountable Obstacle French Academy Roman Emperor French Culture
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