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Age of Reason based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This is part of a series of books aimed at 12-15 year olds covering European history from the eighth century to approximately 2000. When considered from the point of view of giving an accurate, readable and comprehensive coverage of each period covered by each book I have to recommend this series for all English language students anywhere in the world. The book is originally French and therefore viewed from a French perspective as one would expect, but Mlle Chaperon has been more than impartial in her reading of the subject regardless of her own nationality. This volume, as with the Hundred Years War, has been very readably translated by Anton Wills-Eve who had the advantage of studying for a history degree at the Sorbonne in Paris and then spending his professional life as a war and diplomatic correspondent for Reuters and Agence France Presse. Thus his ability to translate the original as though it was a breaking news story adds an unusual and admirable quality to the book. I would strongly recommend it for schools that want to keep their students' attention while giving them an accurate picture of each period in the series. Paul McDonald