Find information on french books and read interviews with people in france. Traveling through history in france, a harvest book, 1994. A good but concise history of france which i read as a pretravel book to help me better appreciate what. A brief history of france tells the story of the formatio. His three books about the germanfrench conflicts of 18701940. Each volume covers the most important developments in cultural, social, and economic, as well as political history and pays special attention to french activities outside france. Many books have been written about it, but i loved your.
This page is currently inactive and is retained for historical reference. A short history of france by mary platt parmele free ebook. Didnt know very much about french history, but i do now. A lyrical essayist and powerful public speaker, at his best expounding large ideas to crowds of students and workers, he was a founder member. What are the really topnotch books on french history. French history in the post napoleonic era is no less interesting than the time before. We have shared all the answers for this amazing game created by fanatee.
Just wellwritten, wellresearched, informative and interesting books for historians, history students and history enthusiasts. Discover librarianselected research resources on french history from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. An ambitious and effective overview of the history of france. A brief history of france by cecil jenkins goodreads. This crossword clue belongs to codycross medieval times group 230 puzzle 2 pack. From the foremost contemporary chronicler of londons history, a suspenseful novel that ingeniously draws on. In this book napoleon is presented as an antisemite and racist, responsible for the reintroduction of slavery after its abolition by the revolutionary convention in 1794. Search the history of over 424 billion web pages on the internet. It is also a thrilling and compelling tale of frances tumultuous history of revolutions and uprising in the 19th century.
The french idea of freedom the old regime and the declaration of rights of 1789 peter weiss. For recommendations or book clubesque discussions about all types of books, but with a specialmore close for recommendations or book clubesque discussions about all types of books, but with a special emphasis on french languageliterature, france in general, and travel. What is the best book or program for speed reading. Many great french writers werent exactly succinct, which means that many of our favorite books about this beloved country are a bit. Could you recommend a book on the history of france. This book has lots of pictures giving more understanding to french history. The reign of clovis is a turning point in european history on two counts. The new penguin history of france book series by multiple authors includes books the great nation. Hughs lands extended little beyond the paris basin. History of france a guide through the intriguing history of french civilization this is a wikipedia book, a collection of wikipedia articles that can be easily saved, imported by an external electronic rendering service, and ordered as a printed book. On the other hand, it covers the modern period fairly thoroughly. All the books are based on the history of the french monarchy. The best books on the french revolution five books expert.
This is the most uptodate, concise, yet comprehensive narrative history of france, current through the end of 1999. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Among the books central themes are the relationship between state and society, the impact of war. In ancient times france was part of the celtic territory known as gaul or gallia. Consider it really as an introduction to the recent history of france and it comes out well. Part of the cambridge concise histories series, and so linked to another book on this list, this text is a middle length run through of a fascinating but at times complicated history. Its present name is derived from the latin francia, meaning country of the franks, a germanic people who conquered the area during the 5th. To revive discussion, seek broader input via a forum such as the village pump. Discover librarianselected research resources on french economic history from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. This was even more true of the eighteenth century, of which that considerable expert victor du bled remarked that no other age was ever so bored.
The central argument of this book is that, while justly proud of the nations achievements since the revolution, the french have become prisoners of their past. The cambridge illustrated history of france by emmanuel le roy ladurie and colin jones. Frances history wars, by chris j bickerton le monde. List of books and articles about french history online. Selected by choice as an outstanding academic title for 2011 the first book dedicated exclusively to this. A concise history of france roger price, roger harvey. It has existed as a country for a little over a thousand years and has managed to fill those years with some of the most important events in european history. The many authors of classic historical works on france include. Engagingly written for students and general public, it brings to life the compelling history of this fractious and fascinating country, which has given to the world cultural glory and a model of democratic revolution. I didnt mean this to be a list of pop history, but i think its too late now, so you might as well go ahead.
Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. This is a great onebook summary of france s history, with a broad range and plenty of visual stimuli. Viking warriors including rollo, norsemen, norse mythology, quests in america, england, france, scotland, ireland and russia noah brown 3. Short oxford history of france oxford university press. For a book set in france, i have something called paris requiem by lisa appignanesi. Whether youre looking for a french holiday read to last you an afternoon on the beach, a historical saga to see you through the winter or simply. I use lumosity and readlax, readlax more for speed reading training, but lumosity mostly for fun cognitive. The history of france book series by multiple authors includes books france in the middle ages 9871460. Proper nonfiction history books, not historical fiction, about any period, event, area or topic you like. From the history of publishing to the history of reading roger chartier irenchness exists.
Book a table in one of our 2000 restaurants all over. Widely recognized as a leading expert on french bread, the historian steven laurence kaplan takes readers into aromatic parisian bakeries as he explains how good bread began to reappear in france in the 1990s, following almost a century of decline in quality. Capet had been duke of the franks and then became king of the franks rex francorum. The third edition has an extra chapter on very modern france. There is a lot of decent historical fiction out there that can give you a good idea for a certain period in french history. Featured texts all books all texts latest this just in smithsonian libraries fedlink us genealogy lincoln collection. It offers the most uptodate and comprehensive study of french history available. This book also gives a time line in the back of the book, which is very helpful for understand french history. Jonathan fenby, who has been a correspondent in paris for the economist and other publications, tells this story midway through his chatty new book, france. Pauline gedge has many books set there in various time periods, and does a wonderful job.
Relatively speaking, it seems to almost gloss over some of the good parts much of the revolution, the reign of terror, the napoleonic wars but ends up spending a mindnumbing amount of time on the political minutiae of the hollande administration. Recommended books and movies by rick steves and steve smith to learn more about france past and present, and specifically provence and the french riviera, check out a few of these books and films. My only quibble is that it doesnt really cover the period before napoleon very well. The french by their nature had a permanent hunger for sensation. The french revolution is one of the most important perhaps still the historical event of all time. Discover the best world war ii history in best sellers. It is the thirdlargest european nation after russia and ukraine. This book zips through the history of france from roman times well, really, from the middle ages. Among the books central themes are the relationship. This book provides a clear and wellinformed guide to french history from the early middle ages, with the emergence of a strong state in the iledefrance, to the trente glorieuses following the second world war and including the mitterand presidency.
This diagnosis comes jl from a historian who is thoroughly familiar with france, its. France is an independent nation in western europe and the center of a large overseas administration. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. History of france including cavedwellers, neolithic villages, arrival of the celts, marseilles and the romans, caesars years in gaul, the gallic war, roman gaul.
Part memoir, part travelogue, this is a charming reminiscence of the writers lifelong relationship with france, including marrying a french girl on his first trip there. Traveling through history in france gives a pretty good overview of the countrys history while spinning a decent yarn as the author travels through the country. A chronicle of the french revolution by simon schama, love an. The price of glory about the wwi battle of verdun and to. What is a good book or documentary on the history of france. A concise history of france thisbookprovidesaclearandwellinformedguidetofrenchhistory from the early middle ages to the present from charlemagne to chirac. France from louis xv to napoleon, children of the revolution. French animation history is essential reading for anyone interested in the history of animation, illuminating the exceptional place france holds within that history. List of books and articles about french economic history.
France is a country in western europe that is roughly hexagonal in shape. The complete short oxford history of france brings together an international team of experts to survey the history of france in seven volumes, from frankish gaul to the present day. It is good for the european union and precursors as well as france. It provides the most uptodate and comprehensive study of french history available. A short explanation of genealogical research in france, ranging from family oral history and. The cambridge illustrated history of france is a great book. One author, writing in english about france, you should read is alastair horne. John julius norwich remembered that there was a public composed of people who read. Want to start reading about french history, but arent sure. Either the page is no longer relevant or consensus on its purpose has become unclear.513 422 713 942 399 288 553 1144 477 1034 11 1402 50 899 1128 172 552 264 1434 1154 693 500 687 79 355 665 846 95 733 1345 1478 109 1036 858 667 572 188 286 1400 55 396 563 213