From Gothic cathedrals to rap and hip-hop, France is at the intersection of the worlds of Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, and it continues to renew the democratic model of politics. Having weathered the storms of the first half of the 20th century, France has helped to curb the recent global march of right-wing nationalism, while economically France ranks among the U.S., China, Japan, Germany, and Great Britain as one of the most powerful economies in the world.
The History of France is up-to-date and concise yet comprehensive, offering a readers a current, narrative history of France. Engagingly written for students and general readers alike, it brings to life the compelling history of this fractious and fascinating country. Chronological chapters examine the history of France through the first year and a half of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. A timeline and appendix of Significant Individuals round out the work.
- Includes a timeline of significant events in the history of France, providing students with an at-a-glance overview of France’s history
- Offers an appendix of Notable People in the History of France to give readers with brief biographies of those who have made important contributions to the country’s history
- Presents photos and maps to provide additional context for and support the text
- Includes an annotated bibliography to give readers detailed information on resources for further study