The Course of French History

The Course of French History

ISBN-10:
0531150542
ISBN-13:
9780531150542
Pub. Date:
01/28/1988
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing

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The Course of French History

This stimulating one-volume history traces the social and economic evolution of France as a nation from the founding of the monarchy in 987, to the present day.

Goubert's perspective is a popular one and his interpretation emphasizes how historical occurrences

and famous individuals affect the nation as a whole. He is most concerned with how events influenced the lives of ordinary people, rejecting theorizing and systematizing of ideas for reliable, undogmatic information about the past. This synthesis of approaches creates a survey which

unites broad chronological scope and a detailed examination of the leading personalities and events of the period, with a "history from below" analysis. The combination of rich interpretive approach with Goubert's distinctively animated and forceful narrative makes this an invaluable

text for the academic and general reader alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531150542
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/1988
Pages: 448

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