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History of Quebec For Dummies

History of Quebec For Dummies

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by Éric Bédard
     
 

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Grasp the unique history of Quebec? Easy.

Packing in equal parts fun and facts, History of Quebec For Dummies is an engaging and entertaining guide to the history of Canada's second-largest province, covering the conflicts, cultures, ideas, politics, and social changes that have shaped Quebec as we know it today.

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Grasp the unique history of Quebec? Easy.

Packing in equal parts fun and facts, History of Quebec For Dummies is an engaging and entertaining guide to the history of Canada's second-largest province, covering the conflicts, cultures, ideas, politics, and social changes that have shaped Quebec as we know it today.

"My country isn't a country, it is winter!" sings the poet Gilles Vigneault . . . Indeed, Quebec is winter, snow, cold, and freezing winds. It is also the majestic river Saint-Laurent and its numerous confluences across America. It is vast, dense forests, countless lakes, magnificent landscapes of Saguenay, Charlevoix, Côte-Nord, or Gaspésie. Quebec is also the "old capital" perched on the Cape Diamond facing the sea. It is Montreal, the first French city of North America, the creative and innovative metropolis, junction for different cultures and heart of a nation yearning to belong to the world's history. History of Quebec For Dummies tells Quebec's fascinating story from the early fifteen hundreds to the present, highlighting the culture, language, and traditions of Canada's second-largest province.

  • Serves as the ideal starting place to learn about Quebec
  • Covers the latest, up-to-the-minute findings in historical research
  • Explores the conflicts, cultures, ideas, politics, and social changes in Quebec

Lifelong learners and history buffs looking for a fun-yet-factual introduction to the grand scope of Quebec history will find everything they need in History of Quebec For Dummies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118440551
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/01/2013
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Éric Bédard received his PhD from McGill University, and has a degree in international affairs from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. A professor at the University of Quebec, he is the author of Les Réformistes, for which he won the Clio-Quebec award from the Canadian Historical Association.

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