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A Concise History of France By Roger Price (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)

A Concise History of France

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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.

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A Concise History of France by Roger Price (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)

This book provides a clear and well-informed guide to French history from the emergence of a strong state in the Ile-de-France in the early middle ages, to the trente glorieuses following the Second World War and the Mitterrand presidency. As such, it provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of French history available. Among the book's central themes are the relationship between state and society, the impact of war and such crucial questions as who possessed political power, how this power was used, in whose interests, and with what consequences. Roger Price examines the role of leading figures including Philip Augustus, Henri IV, Louis XIV, the two Napoleans, Clemenceau and De Gaulle as well as the lives of ordinary people. A rich entertaining guide for the student and general reader.

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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.

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A Concise History of France by Roger Price (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Roger Price (University of Wales, Aberystwyth)
Cambridge Concise Histories
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Cambridge University Press
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