The Course of French History

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 1991-11-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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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.

Table of Contents

France under the Early Capetians: 987-1180p. 1
The Apogee of Medieval France: The Thirteenth Century, 1180-1314p. 21
The Misfortunes of the Fourteenth Centuryp. 41
The Fifteenth Century: a Kingdom Reborn from the Ashesp. 59
The 'Beautiful' Sixteenth Century: 1494-1552p. 77
Difficult Times: 1560-1610p. 93
From Good King Henry to the Sun King: 1598-1661p. 111
The Pleasant Seasons of a Great Reign: 1661-1688p. 123
Autumn of the Great Century: 1689-1715p. 135
The Age of Louis XV: 1715-1774p. 153
Louis XVI: 1774-1792p. 173
The Revolution during Peacetime: 1789-1792p. 183
Revolution and War: 1792-1799p. 199
France against Europe: The Napoleonic Era, 1800-1815p. 219
France in the Nineteenth Century: a Panoramap. 233
France under Napoleon III: 1851-1870p. 253
From Debacle to Revenge: 1870-1914p. 265
p. 281
Bibliographyp. 315
Indexp. 320
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