France (Cambridge Illustrated Histories) (Paperback)

France (Cambridge Illustrated Histories) By Colin Jones, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (Foreword by) Cover Image
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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780521669924
ISBN-10: 0521669928
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: May 28th, 1999
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Illustrated Histories