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A history of France

Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Grove Atlantic hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the history of France, from Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul in the mid-first century BC to the end of World War II.
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Genre/Form: History
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Norwich, John Julius, 1929-2018.
History of France.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018029241
(OCoLC)1041226775
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Julius Norwich
ISBN: 9780802128904 0802128904
OCLC Number: 1026687169
Description: xiii, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Very dark indeed, 58 BC-843 --
Their own destruction sure, 843-1151 --
The gift of Excalibur, 1151-1223 --
The fatal tower, 1223-1326 --
A captured king, 1326-80 --
A foregone conclusion, 1380-1453 --
The universal spider, 1453-83 --
A warm, sunlit land, 1483-1515 --
With his usual flourish, 1515-47 --
"Well worth a mass," 1547-1643 --
"L'État c'est moi," 1643-1715 --
The writing on the wall, 1715-89 --
"I am indeed your king," 1789-93 --
"Pas de faiblesse!," 1793-5 --
A blessing or a curse?, 1795-1815 --
The perfect compromise, 1815-48 --
"A symbol of national glory," 1848-52 --
A sphinx without a riddle, 1852-70 --
The last manifestation, 1870-3 --
"J'accuse!," 1873-1935 --
The Cross of Lorraine, 1935-45.
Responsibility: John Julius Norwich.

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