The history of France

W. Scott Haine

This is the most up-to-date, concise, yet comprehensive narrative history of France, current through the end of 1999. Engagingly written for students and general public, it brings to life the compelling history of this fractious and fascinating country, which has given to the world cultural glory and a model of democratic revolution. No longer a nation of peasants or small shopkeepers, France has weathered the storms of the first half of the 20th century to emerge as the fourth largest economic power in the industrial world. At the turn of the 21st century French society is in dynamic flux, shaped by integration, feminism, youth culture and economic and social change. Each chapter of this work covers a distinct period of French history, from prehistory to France at the end of the 20th century, examining the problems and issues of that era and how they impacted later events. Following a timeline of significant events in the history of France, the work begins with an overview of France today, its geography, government, religion, economy and society. Eleven chapters trace the chronological history of France, the major figures who shaped it, and its economy and society. Haine, a specialist in French history and culture, makes the complex history of France as monarchy, empire and democratic republic not only understandable but interesting, with sidelights and human interest components that enliven the text. Short biographical sketches of notable people in French history and a bibliography of print and electronic sources will aid the student researcher. Every school and public library should update its resources on France with this lively and succinct narrative history.

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  • Series Foreword by Frank W. Thackery and John E. Findling
  • Preface
  • A Fractious and Fascinating Country
  • Prehistory
  • From Caesar to Charlemagne
  • Building the Nation
  • From Hugh Capet to Richelieu
  • Absolute Monarchy
  • From Apogee to Catastrophe
  • The French Revolution and Napoleon
  • An Unstable Era: Monarchies, Republic, Empire
  • The Consolidation of the Third Republic in Peace and War
  • Decline and Degradation: Interwar and Vichy
  • Renewal and Expansion: 4th Republic and de Gaulle
  • After de Gaulle: Experimentation and Consolidation
  • France at the end of the Twentieth Century
  • Notable People in the History of France
  • Bibliographic Essay.

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書名 The history of France
著作者等 Haine, W. Scott
Findling, John E.
Thackery, Frank W.
シリーズ名 The Greenwood histories of the modern nations
出版元 Greenwood Press
刊行年月 2000
ページ数 xviii, 260 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0313303282
NCID BA54391175
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国