A Brief History of France

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/28/2011
  • Publisher: Running Pr Book Pub

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A Brief History of Francetells the story of the formation of this grand nation through its people, great events, and culture. When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, and the chic beaches of St. Tropez, but the largest country in Europe has much more to offer than tourist attractions.

Table of Contents

Mapsp. v
Introductionp. 1
Cro-Magnon Man, Roman Gaul and the Feudal Kingdomp. 6
A Nation Born in Bloodp. 26
Renaissance, Reformation and the Wars of Religionp. 46
The Grand Century of the Sun Kingp. 65
The Enlightenment and the Fall of the Monarchyp. 84
From the Revolution to Napoleonp. 104
Revolutionary Aftershocks and Another Napoleonp. 126
The Third Republic: Semaine Sanglante to the First World Warp. 145
1919-1940: Defeat Out of Victoryp. 164
The Second World War: Collaboration and Resistancep. 184
The Fourth Republic in Cold War and Colonial Crisisp. 203
De Gaulle's Golden Decade Ends in Tragi-Comedyp. 223
Mutations of the 'Republican Monarchy': Pompidou to Chiracp. 244
The 'French Exception': Reality or Illusion?p. 264
France in the New Global Orderp. 284
Notes and Referencesp. 310
Select Bibliographyp. 318
Indexp. 325
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