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An historical geography of France

Author: Xavier de Planhol; Paul Claval; Janet Lloyd
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in historical geography, 21
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Digitally printed 1st pbk. versionView all editions and formats
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This 1994 book traces the historical geography of France from its roots in the Roman province of Gaul to the 1990s.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Xavier de Planhol; Paul Claval; Janet Lloyd
ISBN: 9780521031356 0521031354
OCLC Number: 105478188
Description: 563 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of figures; Preface; Part I. The Genesis of France: 1. The isthmus of Gaul; 2. The impact of Rome; 3. From Gaul to France; 4. The birth of France; Part II. The Traditional Organisation of the Territory of France: 5. The major divisions; 6. The secondary divisions; Part III. The Centralisation and Diversification of the French Space: 7. Paris and the Parisian centralisation; 8. Cultural action and reaction: unity and diversity; 9. The economic differentiation of space; 10. The rural exodus and urbanisation; 11. The France of large organisations; Notes; Guide to further reading; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in historical geography, 21
Other Titles: Géographie historique de la France.
Responsibility: Xavier de Planhol ; with the collaboration of Paul Claval ; translated by Janet Lloyd.
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"[de Planhol] displays impressive scholarly and literary skill as an interpreter of many aspects of France...He has provided historians with a clear demonstration of geographical purpose and Read more...

 
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