A Short History of France

A Short History of France

1st Edition - January 1, 1966

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  • Author: D. J. Peters
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160818

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A Short History of France comprises brief accounts of significant events in the history of France. Some of the topics discussed in this book include the origins of France; Capetians to St. Louis; Joan of Arc and the restoration of France at the end of the Middle Ages; France from Charles VIII to the rise of Catherine de' Medici; end of the Valois line and the reign of Henry IV; and Mazarin and the years of the Fronde. Louis XIV and the establishment of absolutism; Waterloo to the revolution of 1848; The Second Empire and its collapse; and events in the last 50 years in France are also described in this text. This publication is valuable to French language and literature students who wish to gain general knowledge on French history.

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    1. The Origins of France

    2. The Capetians to St. Louis

    3. The Last Capetians and the Early Valois Kings

    4. Joan of Arc and the Restoration of France at the End of the Middle Ages

    5. France from Charles VIII to the Rise of Catherine de' Medici

    6. Protestant and Catholic — France in the Days of Catherine de' Medici

    7. The End of the Valois Line, and the Reign of Henry IV

    8. France under Marie de' Medici, and the Creation of French Power by Richelieu

    9. Mazarin and the Years of the Fronde

    10. Louis XIV and the Establishment of Absolutism

    11. Louis XV and the Decline of the French Monarchy, 1715-74

    12. The Coming of Revolution

    13. The Revolutionary Republic and the Napoleonic Empire

    14. From Waterloo to the Revolution of 1848

    15. The Second Empire and its Collapse

    16. The Third Republic, 1870-1914

    17. The Last Fifty Years


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  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1966
  • Published: January 1, 1966
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160818

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