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Concise History of France

ISBN-10: 052160656X
ISBN-13: 9780521606561
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Roger Price
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Description: This book provides a clear and well-informed guide to French history from the early Middle Ages to the present - from Charlemagne to Chirac. It offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of French history available. Among the book's central  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This book provides a clear and well-informed guide to French history from the early Middle Ages to the present - from Charlemagne to Chirac. It offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of French history available. Among the book's central themes are the relationship between state and society, the impact of war and such crucial questions as who possessed political power and how this power was used. It takes account of the great figures in French history, among which Philip Augustus, Henri IV, Louis XIV, Robespierre, Napoleon, de Gaulle and also the findings of social historians concerned with ordinary people, social structures, beliefs, and economic activity. This second edition, substantially re-written to take account of recent research, includes a new chapter on contemporary France - a society and political system in crisis as a result of globalisation, international terrorism, racial tension and a loss of confidence in political leaders.

List of plates
List of figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Medieval And Early Modern France
Population and resources in pre-industrial France
Society and politics in medieval France
Society and politics in early modern France
The Dual Revolution: Modern And Contemporary France
Revolution and empire
The nineteenth century: continuity and change
A time of crisis, 1914-1945
Reconstruction and renewal: theTrente Glorieuses and beyond
A short guide to further reading
Index

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