Using unpublished archives and drawings, Dr. Philip Mansel shows that the traditional alliance between France and the Ottoman Empire became even more important under Louis XIV.
Dr. Philip Mansel is a historian of France and the Ottoman Empire. His books include Sultans in Splendour: Monarchs of the Middle East 1869-1945 (1988); Constantinople, City of the World’s Desire (1995); and Levant: Splendour and Catastrophe on the Mediterranean (2010), on Smyrna Alexandria and Beirut. Constantinople and Levant have been translated into Greek. King of the World: the life of Louis XIV, published by Penguin in July 2019 is his latest book. He is a co-founder of the Society for Court Studies and the Levantine Heritage Foundation. More information
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