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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

In this 1994 book two of France's leading scholars trace the historical geography of their country from its roots in the Roman province of Gaul to the 1990s. Despite France's long history as an  Read more...


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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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