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Louis XIV: Bibliography

For contemporary sources see the incisive memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz ; the extremely prejudiced but indispensable memoirs of the duc de Saint-Simon ; and the letters of Mme de Sévigné , which brilliantly portray the social life of the time. See also biographies by J. B. Wolf (1968) and P. Erlanger (tr. 1970); studies by P. Goubert (1972), O. Bernier (1987), and P. Sonnino, ed. (1990).

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