France: A History by Marshall B. Davidson

France: A History

By Marshall B. Davidson

  • Release Date: 2015-03-20
  • Genre: Europe
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"Every man has two countries," Henri de Bornier once said, "his own and France."

Indeed, France has captivated us for centuries. Here, in this compelling history from acclaimed historian Marshall B. Davison, is its story: from prehistory to its conquest by Julius Caesar; from its invasion by the Franks, who gave us the name we use today, to the reign of Charlemagne; from the rule of the Bourbon monarchs, who reached their apex under the Sun King, Louis XIV, to the bloody days of the French Revolution; from the ruthless rise and reign of Napoleon Bonaparte to the brutal Nazi occupation during World War II. This book is a must-read for any Francophile.