When we think of France, we tend think of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris or the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, France is home to extraordinary diversity. The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged through 2,000 years of history and it is this riveting story, from the Roman conquest of Gaul to the present day, that Cecil Jenkins tells: of the forging of this great nation through its significant people and events and and its fascinating culture. As he unfolds this narrative, Jenkins shows why the French began to see themselves as so different from the rest of Europe, but also why, today, the French face the same problems with regard to identity as so many other European nations.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-13 - Publisher: Hachette UK
When we think of France, we tend think of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris or the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, France is home to extraordinary diversity. The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged through 2,000 years of history and it
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-25 - Publisher: Hachette UK
For over a hundred years England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. France was a large, unwieldy kingdom, England was small and poor, but for the most part she dominated the war, sacking towns and castles and winning battles -
Books about The Campaigns of Paris in 1814 & 1815 ... Or a Brief ... Relation of Events from the Invasion of France ... in 1814 to the Capitulation of Paris ... With a Concise History of the 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th of June, 1815 ... Translated ... by
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-19 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
From the New York Times bestselling author comes a timely and illuminating history of personal transportation, and how it has transformed the world we live in. Beginning around 3,500 BC with the wheel, and moving through the eras of horsepower, trains and bicycles, Tom Standage puts the rise of the