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History of France

History of France

Author: Marc Ferro

ISBN: 978-954-320-180-8
Category: History
Cover: Paperback, Format: 16х23, Pages: 784, Weight: 1045 g

Price: 30.00 lv

Votes: 6

History is a force in itself, and, like economy and religion, exerts a powerful impact on society. But which history - the heroic, the tragic, the glorious, the shameful, the history packed with myths,... or the anonymous, the history of the dwellers of a country, of people akin to and yet very different from their neighbours and other nations with whom destiny has linked them or made them clash? The well-known French historian and researcher Marc Ferro (born 1924) compares the traditional history of France, presented as an account of events, and marked by the names and deeds of outstanding personalities, with the history of the community of individuals, united or disunited over the centuries. The author's approach is close to that of the outstanding scholar Fernand Braudel, and invites the reader to reflect and make comparisons today, in a time when the issue of nation states is especially topical and when, in order to find an identity, self-esteem, and a place in the globalized world, we must look not only at our own past, but at the past of other nations as well.

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