La Belle France

La Belle France

A Short History

Book - 2005
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"A useful and charming introduction to a nation that has oh-so-definitely helped make the modern world what it is... Horne does a service in helping the reading navigate the complexities of French history." -- Los Angeles Times

From the aclaimed British historian and author of Seven Ages of Paris comes a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are his hallmarks. It recounts the hugely absorbing story of the country that has contributed to the world so much talent, style, and political innovation.

Beginning with Julius Caesar's division of Gaul into three parts, Horne leads us through the ages from Charlemagne to Chirac, touring battlefields from the Hundred Years' War to Indochina and Algeria, and giving us luminous portraits of the nation's leaders, philosophers, writers, artists, and composers. This is a captivating, beautifully illustrated, and comprehensive yet concise history of France.

Publisher: New York : Knopf ; Vintage Books, 2005, c2004
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781400034871
1400034876
9781400041404
1400041406
Characteristics: xvii, 485 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: La belle France

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