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Cultural Atlas of France
     

Cultural Atlas of France

by John Ardagh, Colin Jones
 
From prehistoric cave paintings in Lascaux to the thriving European Community of the 1990s, this entrancing volume explores centuries of French art, literature, language, geography, history, politics, society, and more.

Cultural Atlas of France book is an authoritative and highly readable account of French history and culture from earliest times to the

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From prehistoric cave paintings in Lascaux to the thriving European Community of the 1990s, this entrancing volume explores centuries of French art, literature, language, geography, history, politics, society, and more.

Cultural Atlas of France book is an authoritative and highly readable account of French history and culture from earliest times to the present day. The book includes 75,000 words of text; 25,000 words of captions; chronological table, glossary bibliography, gazetteer, index; 50 maps specially drawn; 345 color illustrations 40 black and white illustrations.

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Calliope
"...an excellent and very readable account of French history and culture from earliest time to the present day. Contemplating the text are maps relating directly to specific time periods and areas, a wide variety of detailed illustrations, a time line, glossary, and a gazetteer."
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA-- A large-format, lavishly illustrated guide to the history, culture, and geography of France. Particularly valuable are the comparisons of the folklore and attitudes specific to the various regions and the discussion of how their climates and landscapes contributed to their regional personalities and cultures.
Booknews
Like its companion volumes in the series, the Cultural Atlas of France recreates a culture through an integration of text, maps, and illustrations, combining the disciplines of geography, history, archaeology, and anthropology. Super photographs (300 in all, 250 in color) depict France's cultural development from the prehistoric cave paintings to the European Community. These photos, together with 50 color maps, support a 75,000-word text that examines the key aspects and phases of France's social and cultural history. 91/2x12". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816026197
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/1991
Series:
Cultural Atlas Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.58(w) x 12.14(h) x 0.92(d)

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