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A Brief History Of France

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A Brief History Of France

Author : Cecil Jenkins
ISBN : 9781472140272
Genre : History
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When we think of France, we tend think of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris or the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, France is home to extraordinary diversity. The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged through 2,000 years of history and it is this riveting story, from the Roman conquest of Gaul to the present day, that Cecil Jenkins tells: of the forging of this great nation through its significant people and events and and its fascinating culture. As he unfolds this narrative, Jenkins shows why the French began to see themselves as so different from the rest of Europe, but also why, today, the French face the same problems with regard to identity as so many other European nations.

A Brief History Of France

Author : Joel Dorman Steele
ISBN : UVA:X002303972
Genre : France
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A Brief History Of France Fact On File Publishing 2011

Author : Paul F. State
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Among the world’s nations, France has an especially long history, and so its record is filled with more than an ordinary share of great dramatic events and larger-than-life personalities. At the same time, its status as western Europe’s largest country territorially, and for hundreds of years demographically, ensured that many among the events occurring, and decisions taken, here would have an impact far beyond its borders. Although the nation’s boundaries—except for the one in the north— conform to well-defined natural features, France is, in fact, an artificial creation, deliberately and painstakingly welded together out of a welter of disparate territories over many centuries by those among its monarchs who possessed the will, talent, and resources to build a successively stronger realm. Only after these rulers had crafted a kingdom unified politically and religiously—both attributes deemed essential for the security of the monarchy—did the regime under which modern France is governed emerge at the end of the 18th century. It did so by revolutionary action of the French people, who, inspired by ingenious ideas of liberty and theories of democracy, transformed what had been a state in which they had been the ruled into a nation in which they were the rulers. Because they were the first people in Europe to do so and because France was then the predominant continental power, the French imparted that legacy, both by example and by conquest, to the rest of the Continent. Europe’s premier pacesetter for political change in the 19th century, France has experienced a troubled modern history, stemming, partly, from the succession of very different ruling systems—aristocratic monarchy, constitutional monarchy, empire, republic—that left in their wake stakeholders anxious to retain or restore their power and position, and, partly, from political actors unable to reconcile competing conceptions of liberty and equality. “France” and “republic” are taken as self-evident today, but this particular form of government has, since 1789, either proved troublesomely unstable or failed altogether to survive. Only with the fifth and last of the regimes to be established has the nation found a highly workable republican formula.

A Short History Of France

Author : D. J. Peters
ISBN : 9781483160818
Genre : History
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A Short History of France comprises brief accounts of significant events in the history of France. Some of the topics discussed in this book include the origins of France; Capetians to St. Louis; Joan of Arc and the restoration of France at the end of the Middle Ages; France from Charles VIII to the rise of Catherine de' Medici; end of the Valois line and the reign of Henry IV; and Mazarin and the years of the Fronde. Louis XIV and the establishment of absolutism; Waterloo to the revolution of 1848; The Second Empire and its collapse; and events in the last 50 years in France are also described in this text. This publication is valuable to French language and literature students who wish to gain general knowledge on French history.

The Course Of French History

Author : Pierre Goubert
ISBN : 9781134919277
Genre : History
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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. Against a background of structural change, Goubert etches a vivid account of key events and personalities. His perspective is a popular one, and his main interest is in how political events and famous people affect the nation as a whole. The book incorporates the findings and perspectives of recent monographic studies with clarity and precision, but it is Goubert's own judgements, direct, forceful and iconoclastic, which make this an invaluable text.

A Short History Of The French Revolution

Author : Jeremy D. Popkin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114511582
Genre : History
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For courses on the French Revolution.Written for today's undergraduates, this up-to-date survey of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Period offers a shorter, concise alternative to the longer, detailed texts more appropriate for advanced study. This text introduces students to the major events that comprise the story of the French Revolution; to the different ways in which historians have interpreted them; to the political, social, and cultural origins of the Revolution; and to the latest methodological approaches.

A Short History Of France

Author : Charlotte Mary Yonge
ISBN : 9783955078539
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Contains short articles about French history, starting with the earlier Kings up to the French Revolution and its outcomes.

A Short History Of France

Author : Mary Platt Parmele
ISBN : 9783847207313
Genre : Fiction
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

A Brief History Of The French Revolution Its Causes Events And Consequences 1789 1795

Author : Frederick Wilkins Aveling
ISBN : PRNC:32101038115034
Genre : France
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