La Belle France A Short History (Paperback)
|Author: Alistair Horne|
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|"La Belle France "is a sweeping, grand narrative written with all the verve, erudition, and vividness that are the hallmarks of the acclaimed British historian Alistair Horne. 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.
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A concise history of France ranges from the invasion of Gaul by Julius Caesar to the events of the twentieth century, profiling the lives of the great political leaders, artists, philosophers, writers, musicians, and others who helped shape Western culture and thought, and examining the impact of important events, social movements, military campaigns, and more.
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