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The Cambridge Illustrated History of France : Cambridge Illustrated History - Colin Jones

The Cambridge Illustrated History of France

Cambridge Illustrated History

Paperback Published: 28th May 1999
ISBN: 9780521669924
Number Of Pages: 352

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In a tour de force, Colin Jones gives a gripping, superbly and intelligently illustrated account of the political, social and cultural history of France, placing an innovatory emphasis on the impact of regionalism, class, gender and race in French heritage. Ranging from prehistoric menhirs to the Pompidou Centre, from Louis XIV's Versailles to twentieth-century highrises, from Marie Antoinette to Marie Claire, The Cambridge Illustrated History of France is host to lively and penetrating new insights that take us through the shaping of France from the earliest times to the brink of a new millennium. Combining superb illustration with outstanding scholarship, the diversity of the French heritage--scientific and artistic, national and regional--is explored with an engrossing and accessible style. Special features on places, people and events, a glossary, and a further reading section enhance this engaging book that will appeal to history buffs and students of French history and culture. Colin Jones is also the author of the Longman Companion to the French Revolution and The Cultural Atlas of France.

Industry Reviews

'Authoritative, well-written, solidly thought through, this book, which has no equivalent in recent writing about French history, should reach out beyond the British Isles to the English-speaking world in its entirety.' Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie 'An awesome range of topics ... the book is a veritable tour de force.' French Cultural Studies 'Good one-volume histories of France are not all that common, and after this one they might well become less so. This is because it is hard to see how it might be bettered ... this book will be the obvious starting point for years to come for anglophones everywhere who want to know about the history of France.' French Studies

France before the Romans
Roman Gaul 55 BC to c. AD 500
From Frankish Gaul to the kingdom of West Francia c.500 to 987
The Middle Ages 987 to 1328
Valois France: the later Middle Ages and the Renaissance c. 1300 to c. 1600
From Counter-Reformation to Enlightenment c. 1610 to c. 1780
The Revolution and beyond c. 1780 to 1851
From the Second Empire to World War I 1852 to 1914
France in transition: World War I to the Liberation 1914 to 1944
Post-war France: expansion and beyond 1945 to 1981
France after 1981: the Mitterand years
Picture Acknowledgements
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ISBN: 9780521669924
ISBN-10: 0521669928
Series: Cambridge Illustrated History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 28th May 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.89 x 20.07  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.84

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