Category Archives: Society

Russian Mythology: Slavic Origins

What is comprehended under the Russian mythology is a branch of various Slavic beliefs & traditions once wide-spread all over Europe. The Slavs represent a huge Indo-European group of diverse peoples, which had a bright individuality. We can make this conclusions … Continue reading

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Louis XIV’s Anniversary PS: And The Truth of History Remains

It is always difficult to write the final sentence in a story as well as to do the very last post on occasion of Louis XIV’s anniversary. What should it be about? This question puzzled me last days. That’s why … Continue reading

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At the Court

The great king must have the great Court…And Louis had the one. Even more! He has made the one! Unlike other European monarchies, France did not have this institution before Louis XIV. This is a great paradox of the French history. … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – New Year 1678

It might seem odd, Esteemed Readers, however the 17th century French did not celebrate Christmas & New Year. Fabulous celebrations with Christmas trees, presents & Santa Claus appeared only in the 19th century, on the eve of the Progress Age. … Continue reading

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Louis XIV & The Holy See

His Majesty surprised his contemporaries with his long reign (54 years in total since 1661 when he became the true sovereign). However not in all parts of Europe rulers lived so much. The Holy See of that epoch presented a … Continue reading

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Faith & Honour: Catholicism VS Protestantism

No matter what religion you belong to, Esteemed Readers, it is impossible to comprehend the historical processes that happened in Europe before the French Revolution without penetrating into the subject of the Catholic-Protestant conflict. Unfortunately, the majority of historians, especially … Continue reading

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Louis’s Rivals: William III Of Orange

Unlike Leopold I, William III of England might be called more an ideological than a political opponent of Louis XIV, no matter his participation in various anti-French campaigns. In the frames of an eternal French-English confrontation, it was a rather … Continue reading

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