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A Brief History of France, Revised and Updated - Brief Histories (Paperback)
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When we think of France, we tend think of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris or the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, France is home to extraordinary diversity.

The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged through 2,000 years of history and it is this riveting story, from the Roman conquest of Gaul to the present day, that Cecil Jenkins tells: of the forging of this great nation through its significant people and events and and its fascinating culture.

As he unfolds this narrative, Jenkins shows why the French began to see themselves as so different from the rest of Europe, but also why, today, the French face the same problems with regard to identity as so many other European nations.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472139511
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 274 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 23 mm

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“Good introduction to France”

An accessible history of France for anyone who has little or no knowledge of the country. It sets a fast pace through the first few thousand years, then settles down to a more detailed description of the last hundred... More

Paperback edition
17th March 2012
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“The pivotal eurozone nation”

Great book on the most interesting country in Europe with a mix of northern and southern european culture and values and very important country with very close post colonial trade and immigration ties with Arab muslim... More

Paperback edition
10th January 2013
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