An Illustrated History of France

An Illustrated History of France

An Illustrated History of France

An Illustrated History of France

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CONTENTS

I. The First Beginnings and the Middle Ages Gaul and France till 1483 7

II. The Transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance France in the XVth Century 36

III. Renaissance and Reformation Charles VIII to Henry II, 1483 - 1559 43

IV. France During the Reigns of Francis I and Henry II, 1515-1559 54

V. The Wars of Religion Francis II to Henry IV, 1559 - 1610 60

VI. The Absolute Monarchy Louis XIII to Louis XVI, 1610 - 1792 76

VII The Revolution and the Empire, 1789-1815 107

VIII. Years of Wavering, 1815-1851 135

IX. The Second Empire, 1852-1870 163

X. The Third Republic, and After, 1871-1946 171

XI. The Fourth Republic, 1947-1958 186

Index of Proper Names 199

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