9780781808729

France

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  • ISBN13:

    9780781808729

  • ISBN10:

    0781808723

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-07-01
  • Publisher: Hippocrene Books

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Summary

This volume outlines French history from prehistoric times to the present. Among the diverse themes discussed are the relations of France with its neighbours, the ever-present tension between national unity and regional autonomy, the role of the Church, and developments in public works and education.

Table of Contents

Introduction: French Histories 1(10)
Gaul: From Caves to Villas
11(24)
Prehistory
11(2)
Early Gaul
13(2)
Gauls and Greeks
15(4)
Roman Gaul
19(16)
A Country under Construction
21(6)
Everyday Life in Gaul
27(2)
Gallic Religion and Rites
29(3)
The End of Roman Gaul
32(3)
The Middle Ages through the Thirteenth Century
35(38)
Overview: From Legends to Reality (and Back)
35(5)
The Early Middle Ages (500-1000 A.D.)
40(8)
Charlemagne
44(4)
Life Under the Feudal System (900-1300)
48(20)
Peasants: Slaves and Serfs
50(1)
Urban Development
51(3)
Transportation
54(2)
The Church: Monasticism
56(6)
Twelfth-Century Royalty: The Life of Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204)
62(6)
The Last of the Capetians (1179-1223)
68(5)
From War to Rebirth: The Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Sixteenth Centuries
73(30)
Hard Times: The Fourteenth Century
73(7)
New Perceptions: The Fifteenth Century
80(8)
Joan of Arc: Personal Piety
83(2)
Humanism: Secular Piety
85(3)
Tolerance and Cruelty: The Schizophrenic Sixteenth Century
88(15)
French Renaissance Kings
90(8)
``Of Moderation'': Michel de Montaigne (1534-1592) as a Case Study
98(5)
Classicism and Enlightenment: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
103(38)
Overview: The Triumph and Defeat of Absolutism
103(3)
The Seventeenth Century
106(15)
Louis XIII and Richelieu
106(3)
Louis XIV and the ``Fronde''
109(2)
Great Men and Great Projects under Louis XIV
111(5)
Domestic and International Relations
116(1)
French Literature in the Seventeenth Century
117(4)
The Eighteenth Century
121(16)
The Enlightenment
121(2)
Voltaire (1694-1778)
123(5)
Louis XV and Louis XVI
128(2)
The French Revolution
130(7)
The Napoleonic Wars (1795-1815)
137(4)
Change, Change, and More Change: The Nineteenth Century
141(24)
Romanticism
141(1)
The Nineteenth Century as Lived by Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
142(4)
From Romanticism to Realism
146(1)
The Industrial Revolution
147(3)
Social Unrest: From Monarchy to Republic to Empire
150(2)
The Commune and the Dreyfus Affair
152(6)
``Peasants into Frenchmen''
158(7)
Roads and Railroads
159(2)
Teaching French to the French
161(4)
War and Peace: The Twentieth Century
165(38)
Overview
165(7)
The Vicious Cycle: Three Wars and Their Effects
172(10)
From 1870 to the First World War
172(6)
World War II and the Occupation
178(4)
French Literature
182(2)
The End of French Colonialism
184(2)
The Events of May 1968
186(2)
Two French Statesmen
188(10)
Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)
188(5)
Francois Mitterand (1916-1996)
193(5)
Immigration and Social Tension
198(3)
Education
201(2)
Epilogue 203

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