A History of France (Palgrave Essential Histories Series)

A History of France (Palgrave Essential Histories Series)

By: Joseph Bergin (author)Paperback

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Few modern countries can boast of such a lengthy history as France, a staple of European maps for the last millennium. This engaging narrative analyses French political, social and cultural history since 987, in a single volume. Through revolution, war and peace, it explores how the Frankland of 1000AD has grown into the France we know today.

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About Author

Joseph Bergin is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Manchester, UK, and Fellow of the British Academy. He is a series editor for Palgrave Macmillan's European Studies Series.

Contents

List of Maps List of Abbreviations Preface Introduction 1. Capetian Beginnings 2. A Society and Polity in Crisis and Recovery 3. The Ancien Regime in the Making 4. Enlightenment, Revolution and Empire 5. Obstructed Paths 6. Difficulties and Dangers 7. Two Wars and a Peace 8. The Trente Glorieuses and After Epilogue Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/06/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781137339041
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781137339041
  • weight: 401
  • ISBN10: 1137339047

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