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A Traveller's History of France takes the reader from the first conquests of ancient Gaul through the Renaissance, the turmoil and triumph of the French Revolution, and on through the 20th century of French history all the way to the present.
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Overview

A Traveller's History of France takes the reader from the first conquests of ancient Gaul through the Renaissance, the turmoil and triumph of the French Revolution, and on through the 20th century of French history all the way to the present.
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Editorial Reviews

Independent
Undoubtedly the best way to prepare for a trip to France...[It] is concise and gives the esesntial facts in a very readable form.
Small Press
France comes alive in the pages of this book, helping transform the tourist into a traveller...Cole transkports the reader back through France's long and tumultuous history in a manner which keeps one engrossed in the unfolding tale...This is the book for any potential traveller...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566566063
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: The Traveller's History Series
  • Edition description: Revised and Updated
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 454,916
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The land, people and culture of early France 1
Ch. 2 From Clovis to Hugh Capet, 500-1000 15
Ch. 3 Capetian France, 987-1328 34
Ch. 4 The lily and the lion, 1328-1515 54
Ch. 5 Renaissance, Reformation and Raison d'Etat, 1515-1661 71
Ch. 6 'The glory that was France', 1661-1789 90
Ch. 7 The era of revolution, 1789-1852 108
Ch. 8 Second empire, third republic, 1852-1914 129
Ch. 9 France in the century of total war, 1914-1945 147
Ch. 10 Contemporary France 167
Chronology of kings of the Franks and France 195
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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    What every traveller should know.

    This 'Traveller's History Series has concise, readable background information for the traveller. The book's timelines and historical reviews provide contextual depth that cement places in the traveler's memory. France crammed 3000 years of history into a readable 200 pages.

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