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Title La belle France [electronic resource] : a short history / Alistair Horne.
Author Horne, Alistair.
Publication New York : Vintage Books, 2006.
Edition First Vintage books edition.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations (chiefly color), maps
text file
Call # eBOOK
Note Originally published under the title: Friend or foe: an Anglo-Saxon history of France. London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Beginnings : Caesar to the Capetians -- A golden age : Abelard to Philippe-Auguste -- Middle Ages : "Saint-Louis" to Philippe le Bel -- The second "100 years war" : France survives and joins the Renaissance -- Henri II's succession : the wars of religion -- Henri IV : good sense and good taste -- Louis XIII : Richelieu to the Fronde -- The age of Louis XIV -- Louis XV : towards the deluge -- The great revolution -- The age of Napoleon -- Restoration and revolt -- Empire and siege -- The Belle epoque and the road to war -- The great war and Versailles -- Years of illusion -- The darkest years -- After the liberation -- The general's republic -- Another new start : Pompidou to Mitterand.
Summary La Belle France is a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are the hallmarks of the acclaimed British historian Alistair Horne. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Note Print version record.
Subject France -- History.
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Addl. Title Friend or foe
Related To Print version: Horne, Alistair. Friend or foe. Belle France. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York : Vintage Books, 2006 1400034876 (OCoLC)70044508
ISBN 9780307426536 (electronic bk.)
030742653X (electronic bk.)
1299021387 (ebk)
9781299021389 (ebk)

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