Culture and Customs of France

Culture and Customs of France

by W. Scott Haine
     
 

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The French are of perennial interest, for, among other things, their style, their cuisine and wine, and their cultural output. Culture and Customs of France is a thoroughly jam-packed narrative through the glories that France continues to offer the world. The volume is a boon for preparing country reports, a must-read for travelers, and perfect for culture studies.

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The French are of perennial interest, for, among other things, their style, their cuisine and wine, and their cultural output. Culture and Customs of France is a thoroughly jam-packed narrative through the glories that France continues to offer the world. The volume is a boon for preparing country reports, a must-read for travelers, and perfect for culture studies. Chapters on the land, people, and history, religion, social customs, gender, family, and marriage, cinema and media, literature, food and fashion, architecture and art, and performing arts are current and pleasurable to read.

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"For general readers, Haine describes aspects of the culture and customs of France within a historical context, including the land, people, and history; religion and thought; gender, marriage, family, and education; and leisure activities. Other topics covered encompass food and fashion, literature, media, cinema, performing arts, and art, architecture, and housing. A few B&W photos are included." - Reference & Research Book News

"Culture and Customs of France deals with every facet of French life …. Each chapter is packed with dates, names and statistics that provide a good background knowledge to French culture today. The index is extensive, which makes this book a great point of reference that will enable you to go off and follow up the more specific topics with your own research. Rating: 7/10" - France

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313328923
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2006
Series:
Culture and Customs of Europe Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

W. SCOTT HAINE is Lecturer in European History at Holy Names University, Oakland, California.

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