Course of French History by Pierre Goubert
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Course of French History
By Pierre Goubert

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Course of French History by Pierre Goubert

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This stimulating one-volume history traces the social and economic evolution of France as a nation from the founding of the monarchy in 987, to the present day. Against a background of structural change, Goubert etches a vivid account of key events and personalities. His perspective is a popular one, and his main interest is in how political events and famous people affect the nation as a whole. The book incorporates the findings and perspectives of recent monographic studies with clarity and precision, but it is Goubert's own judgements, direct, forceful and iconoclastic, which make this an invaluable text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415066716
ISBN-10: 0415066719
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 27mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Oct-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Course of French History by Pierre Goubert Course of French History, Hardback (September 2015)

Translation of: Initiation a l'histoire de la France.

French Peasantry in the Seventeenth Century by Pierre Goubert French Peasantry in the Seventeenth Century, Paperback (June 1986)

This is an account of rural life in 17th-century France. It examines crucial external relationships such as those between peasant and priest, and the relationships that existed within the peasantry themselves. The book paints a picture of peasant life as it was lived from the cradle to the grave.

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US Kirkus Review » A brisk overview of French history by the author of Louis XIV and Twenty Million Frenchmen (1970) and The Ancien Regime (1973). Documentary and narrative rather than theoretical and polemic, this quasi-novelistic epic encompasses a thousand years, from the first Capetians in 987, and highlights successive revolts at home from 1789 to 1968, and political and military dramas abroad ranging from The Hundred Years' War to the Pyrrhic victory of 1914 and the Vichy legacy. Though Goubert has a tendency to worship the chart or graph and make an oracle of the archive, there are nonetheless vivid sketches of legendary historical figures such as Joan of Arc, (Saint) Louis XI, Louis XIV, and Charles de Gaulle, supported by a cast of characters including Lafayette, Talleyrand, and the perpetual proletariat of French Revolution, the Paris student body. Goubert's popularizing survey seems unlikely to prove the definitive one-volume work. Even given tolerance of his vision of history as primarily economic and political, his suspicion of "intellotrends," and the book's tone of a Sorbonne primer, it's hard to swallow a history of France in which Balzac and Chopin are merely so much gossip and background music to the July Monarchy, and Racine a poetic footnote to the Grand Siecle. (Kirkus Reviews)

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