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A History of France

John Julius Norwich
Format
Book
Published
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780802128904, 0802128904
Summary
Chronicles the history of France, from Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul in the mid-first century BC to the end of World War II.
Contents
  • Very dark indeed, 58 BC-843
  • Their own destruction sure, 843-1151
  • The gift of Excalibur, 1151-1223
  • The fatal tower, 1223-1326
  • A captured king, 1326-80
  • A foregone conclusion, 1380-1453
  • The universal spider, 1453-83
  • A warm, sunlit land, 1483-1515
  • With his usual flourish, 1515-47
  • "Well worth a mass," 1547-1643
  • "L'État c'est moi?," 1643-1715
  • The writing on the wall, 1715-89
  • "I am indeed your king," 1789-93
  • "Pas de faiblesse!," 1793-5
  • A blessing or a curse?, 1795-1815
  • The perfect compromise, 1815-48
  • "A symbol of national glory," 1848-52
  • A sphinx without a riddle: 1852-70
  • The last manifestation, 1870-3
  • "J'accuse!," 1873-1935
  • The Cross of Lorraine, 1935-45.
Description
xiii, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365) and index.
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