A Brief History of France, Revised and Updated

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Cecil Jenkins
Format
Paperback | 352 pages
Dimensions
130 x 198 x 23mm | 274g
Publication date
19 Sep 2017
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint
Robinson
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
Revised, Updated
ISBN10
1472139518
ISBN13
9781472139511
Bestsellers rank
30,228