Synopses & Reviews
This book provides a clear, well-informed and highly illustrated guide to French history from the early Middle Ages to the Mitterrand presidency. It is the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of France available, based on a carefully structured synthesis and written in an entertaining style for the student and traveler. Alongside major themes such as state and society, the impact of war, and the use of political power, Roger Price includes studies of major figures including Louis XIV, the two Napoleons, Clemenceau and De Gaulle, providing a concise yet complete history of the country.
The new Concise History is an accessible and highly illustrated history of France, from the middle ages to Mitterrand.
The "Concise History" is an accessible and highly illustrated history of France, from the Middle Ages to Mitterrand.
The third of the successful Concise Historie s, Roger Price's study of France ranges from the early middle ages to the Mitterrand presidency. The essential guide for student or traveller.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -369) and index.
Table of Contents
List of plates; List of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART I. MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN FRANCE: 1. Population and resources in pre-industrial France; 2. Society and politics in medieval France; 3. Society and politics in early modern France; PART II. THE DUAL REVOLUTION: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY FRANCE: 4. Revolution and empire; 5. The nineteenth century: continuity and change; 6. A time of crisis, 1914-1945; 7. Reconstruction and renewal: theTrente Glorieuses and beyond; A short guide to further reading; Index.