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The History of France
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Series Foreword by Frank W. Thackeray and John E. Findling Preface A Fractious and Fascinating Country Prehistory From Caesar to Charlemagne Building the Nation: From Hugh Capet to Richelieu Absolute Monarchy: From Apogee to Catastrophe The French Revolution and Napoleon An Unstable Era: Monarchies, Republic, Empire The Consolidation of the Third Republic in Peace and War Decline and Degradation: Interwar and Vichy Renewal and Expansion: 4th Republic and de Gaulle After de Gaulle: Experimentation and Consolidation France at the end of the Twentieth Century Notable People in the History of France Bibliographic Essay Index

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W. SCOTT HAINE is a resident scholar of Holy Names College, Oakland, California.

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..."a well-written and accessible narrative history that should spark the curiosity of its intended audience....The material is presented clearly and chronologically, without burdening the reader with too many specific details or overly complicated analyses. As such, this should serve as an excellent introduction to the field of French history and will inspire readers to go on to read further."-CHOICE
"[h]ighly recommended as an introduction to the rich, varied, and infuential history of France."-HISTORY
" h ighly recommended as an introduction to the rich, varied, and infuential history of France."-HISTORY
?[h]ighly recommended as an introduction to the rich, varied, and infuential history of France.?-HISTORY
?...a well-written and accessible narrative history that should spark the curiosity of its intended audience....The material is presented clearly and chronologically, without burdening the reader with too many specific details or overly complicated analyses. As such, this should serve as an excellent introduction to the field of French history and will inspire readers to go on to read further.?-CHOICE
.,."a well-written and accessible narrative history that should spark the curiosity of its intended audience....The material is presented clearly and chronologically, without burdening the reader with too many specific details or overly complicated analyses. As such, this should serve as an excellent introduction to the field of French history and will inspire readers to go on to read further."-CHOICE

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