By Paul F State
A short historical past of France deals a vast review of the country's historical past, from the prehistoric Neanderthals to the current kingdom on the center of the ecu Union, whereas additionally exploring the country's geography, tradition, and society. Loaded with black-and-white pictures, maps, and informative sidebars, this new source paints a close photo for readers attracted to this eu nation. insurance comprises: -Migration and eventual defeat of the Gauls through the Romans less than Julius Caesar -Wave of invasions of Germanic tribes from critical and jap Europe -Christianity and the dominion of the Franks -Joan of Arc and the making of the monarchy -The French Revolution -Republican rule -Food and style -Two international wars and the interwar years -Regeneration and transformation -Contemporary tradition and rest -Issues of cultural assimilation and multiculturalism within the twenty first century.
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This Mediterranean type of farming spread northward into the Massif Central and the Alps, evidence for which exists in the distinctive forms and decoration of the pottery called “Cardial” or “Cardium” found in the regions. In northern France, agriculture developed through displacement of local inhabitants by newcomers from central Europe, who brought their farming techniques with them. They were distinguished by the large houses they built, which sheltered big families. Villages of several hundred residents appeared.
With its inveterate opponent, the city-state of Carthage. e. and building a road—the Via Domitia—linking Italy to the Iberian Peninsula. So securely did Roman might take hold that at some still uncertain date the judicial status of the area changed from that of a war zone to a permanent possession of the empire. Romans came to refer to this land across the mountains as Provincia Nostra (Our Province), or simply Provincia (the Province), a name that endures as Provence. Unrest and revolt plagued the Province for 50 years, but by the time the new governor, Julius Caesar, turned his attention to lands lying beyond, the area was reliably loyal.
Greeks fanned out across the Mediterranean world, stopping not just to trade but also to found permanent settlements. , which, as Marseille today, is France’s oldest city. Depredations induced by Greek city-states at war among themselves and with Persians invading Greece from Asia drove the arrival of newcomers. Coastal subcolonies of Massilia were settled at Olbia (Hyère), Antipolis (Antibes), Nicaea (Nice), and Agatha Tyche (Agde). e. brought a mass influx into Massilia. These Greek communities made trading contacts gradually with nearby interior areas, including up the Rhône River valley, with the peoples of the La Tène culture.
A Brief History of France by Paul F State