The Cambridge Illustrated History of France / Edition 1by Colin Jones
Pub. Date: 10/20/1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Combining superb illustration with outstanding scholarship, this is a major new political and social history of France from earliest times to the present day.Written with style and imagination, The Cambridge Illustrated History of France emphasises social, economic and cultural issues throughout. The diversity of the French heritage - scientific and artistic, national and regional - is fully explored to provide a mass of insights into the shaping of the modern nation. It contains special features on places, people and events, which combine to provide a lively and accessible history of France.
Table of ContentsPreface; Foreword E. Le Roy Ladurie; Introduction; 1. France before the Romans; 2. Roman Gaul 55 BC to c. AD 500; 3. From Frankish Gaul to the kingdom of West Francia c. 500 to 987; 4. The Middle Ages 987 to 1328; 5. Valois France: the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance c. 1300 to c. 1600; 6. From Counter-Reformation to Enlightenment c. 1610 to c. 1780; 7. The Revolution and beyond c. 1780 to 1851; 8. From the Second Empire to World War I 1852 to 1914; 9. France in transition: World War I to the Liberation 1914 to 1944; 10. Post-war France: expansion and beyond 1945 to 1981; 11. France after 1981: the Mitterand years; Chronology; Picture acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index.
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