Category Archives: Italia

Louis’s Rivals: The Habsburgs

The House of Austria has always been one of the most influential enemies of France. Long before Louis XIV the Holy Roman Empire aspired to keep its leading position in Europe. Huge territories and insatiable ambitions of its rulers, who … Continue reading

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At King’s Service: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) is a genius of spiritual music of Louis XIV’s time. He is an example of a perfect composer who was able to create profound compositions for various instruments. He was highly appreciated and recognized by his contemporaries and … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – Various Occasions

The same edition brought to light not only the Court events. All what was happening in France & in the neighbourhood was in sight. Any month was full of various interesting events. Here are two of the kind. They are … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant-Messenger of the Past-Carnival 1683

Mercure Galant published plenty of information about Venice’s Carnivals every year. However those arranged at the Court were no less solemn, magnificent & entertaining. Here is an abstract about Carnival 1683 took place at Versailles: “…I pass to Divertissements that … Continue reading

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Myth VI: The Great Conqueror

Giving his instructions to Grand Dauphin, his son, Louis XIV indeed mentioned: ‘I loved the War too much…’ But was he really the conqueror and a terrible usurper as he is liked to be imagined by many modern historians…and by … Continue reading

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Boost of Energy 2018

Esteemed Readers, we all believe that 2018 will be better than 2017. And it will certainly come true. I would like to share with you one of my favourite videos that always gives me a boost of energy & raise … Continue reading

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Simple Bloggers Doing Great Deeds: Don Massenzio

A New Year should start with something new, so I guess it will be great to speak about simple Blogosapiens that inhabit WordPress and do a world of good to our human reality. Many of you will agree that Don … Continue reading

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