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The Rise and Fall of Renaissance France By R. J. Knecht

The Rise and Fall of Renaissance France
by R. J. Knecht

This is an exploration of how one of Europe's most vibrant cultures experienced such growth and decline between 1483 and 1610.
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The Rise and Fall of Renaissance France by R. J. Knecht

The court of Francis I was the largest and most magnificent France had ever seen. During the Renaissance, French culture blossomed and flowered, producing beautiful chateaux, painting and sculpture, and classic writers like Montaigne and Rabelais. But all this was achieved against the background of apparently unending war, which tested the finances of the crown and the loyalty of the people to breaking point. When Henry II died, religious tensions surfaced and France was plunged into a bloody civil war. The economy, which had flourished in the 16th century, declined dramatically, tearing the very fabric of society.

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GOR001249587
The Rise and Fall of Renaissance France by R. J. Knecht
R. J. Knecht
Used - Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1996-06-17
546
0006861679
9780006861676
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.