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France: An Adventure History

France: An Adventure History

Publisher : Pan Macmillan
SKU: 9781529007640
R 360,00
An authoritative history of the French nation that can be read for novelistic pleasure, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Discovery of France and Parisians.
March, 2022
This is a profoundly original and entertaining history of France, from the first century bc to the present day, based on countless new discoveries and thirty years of exploring France on foot, by bicycle and in the library. Beginning with the Roman army's first recorded encounter with the Gauls and ending with the gilet jaunes protests in the era of Emmanuel Macron, each chapter is an adventure in its own right. Along the way, readers will find the usual faces, events and themes of French history - Louis XIV, the French Revolution, the French Resistance, the Tour de France - but all presented in a shining new light. Graham Robb's France: An Adventure History does not offer a standard dry list of facts and dates, but a panorama of France, teeming with characters, full of stories, journeys and coincidences, giving readers a thrilling sense of discovery and enlightenment. It is a vivid, living history of one of the world's most fascinating nations by a ceaselessly entertaining writer in complete command of subject and style.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781529007640
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Contributor By (author) Graham Robb
Publication Date 2022-03-17
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 544
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 233 X 154 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 706
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This is a profoundly original and entertaining history of France, from the first century bc to the present day, based on countless new discoveries and thirty years of exploring France on foot, by bicycle and in the library. Beginning with the Roman army's first recorded encounter with the Gauls and ending with the gilet jaunes protests in the era of Emmanuel Macron, each chapter is an adventure in its own right. Along the way, readers will find the usual faces, events and themes of French history - Louis XIV, the French Revolution, the French Resistance, the Tour de France - but all presented in a shining new light. Graham Robb's France: An Adventure History does not offer a standard dry list of facts and dates, but a panorama of France, teeming with characters, full of stories, journeys and coincidences, giving readers a thrilling sense of discovery and enlightenment. It is a vivid, living history of one of the world's most fascinating nations by a ceaselessly entertaining writer in complete command of subject and style.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781529007640
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Contributor By (author) Graham Robb
Publication Date 2022-03-17
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 544
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 233 X 154 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 706
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