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The Cambridge Illustrated History of France (Cambridge Illustrated Histories)

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of France A gripping, superbly illustrated account of the political, social and cultural history of France. Full description
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 28th 1999 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1995)
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DJ Yossarian
May 29, 2015 DJ Yossarian rated it liked it
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I found this to be reasonably comprehensive but frequently frustrating. For starters it needs a good map of France right in the beginning of the book, because the author makes frequent references to locations that would be unfamiliar to the average reader like me (with some knowledge of European history, but not tons). I also found that the illustrations were not well correlated with the text -- often an illustration would appear several pages before the event it described.

There were some excel
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Nadine
Sep 16, 2010 Nadine rated it liked it
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The author focuses a lot on socio-economic history - not really my cup of tea, but readable nonetheless. A long list of sources is provided so I'll be able to get more info. from those.
Gordon Day
Jul 26, 2013 Gordon Day rated it liked it
It is what it says it s - a comprehensive but high level review of French history and
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could have done a better job tying together the past and present
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Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie is a French historian whose work is mainly focused upon Languedoc in the ancient regime, particularly the history of the peasantry.

Emmanuel Ladurie is professor at the Collège de France and, since 1973, chair, department of history of modern civilization. He has had a distinguished career, serving as Administrateur Général of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (1987-94);
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