La Belle France

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Release date: 2007-12-18

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"e;A useful and charming introduction to a nation that has oh-so-definitely helped make the modern world what it is... Horne does a service in helping the reading navigate the complexities of French history."e;Los Angeles TimesFrom the aclaimed British historian and author of Seven Ages of Paris comes asweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are his hallmarks. It recounts the hugely absorbing story of the country that has contributed to the world so much talent, style, and political innovation.Beginning with Julius Caesar's division of Gaul into three parts, Horne leads us through the ages from Charlemagne to Chirac, touring battlefields from the Hundred Years' War to Indochina and Algeria, and giving us luminous portraits of the nation's leaders, philosophers, writers, artists, and composers. This is a captivating, beautifully illustrated, and comprehensive yet concise history of France.

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Genre: France

Collection: Vintage

Type: EPub

Pages: 512

ISBN: 9780307426536

Additional Information

Genre: France

Collection: Vintage

Type: EPub

Pages: 512

ISBN: 9780307426536

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