A Concise History of France (Cambridge Concise Histories)

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$30.65
UPC:
9781107603431
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press; 3 edition (March 24, 2014)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
530
Shipping Weight:
1.7 pounds
Language:
English
Series:
Cambridge Concise Histories
Product Dimensions:
5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
ISBN-10:
1107603439
ISBN-13:
978-1107603431
Author:
Roger Price

Product Overview

This is the most up-to-date and comprehensive study of French history available ranging from the early middle ages to the present. Amongst its central themes are the relationships between state and society, the impact of war, competition for power, and the ways in which power has been used. Whilst taking full account of major figures such as Philip Augustus, Henri IV, Louis XIV, Napoleon and de Gaulle, it sets their activities within the broader context of changing economic and social structures and beliefs, and offers rich insights into the lives of ordinary men and women. This third edition has been substantially revised and includes a new chapter on contemporary France - a society and political system in crisis as a result of globalisation, rising unemployment, a failing educational system, growing social and racial tensions, corruption, the rise of the extreme right, and a widespread loss of confidence in political leaders.

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