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  History of France - France.com
France's humiliation was abruptly reversed in 1429 by the appearance of a restorationist movement symbolised by the Lorraine peasant maid Joan of Arc, who claimed the guidance of divine voices for the campaign which rapidly ended the English siege of Orlens and ended in Charles VII's coronation in the historic city of Reims.
Despite the conclusion of a Concordat between France and the Papacy (1516), granting the crown unrivalled power in senior ecclesiastical appointments, France was deeply affected by the Protestant Reformation's attempt to break the unity of Roman Catholic Europe.
During the reign of Louis XIV (1643-1715), France was the dominant power in Europe, aided by the diplomacy of Richelieu's successor (1642-1661) Cardinal Mazarin and the economic policies (1661-1683) of Colbert.
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  History of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
France was one of the earliest countries to progress from feudalism to the nation-state.
Feudalism was the seething-pot, and the imperial edifice was crumbling to dust.
Piety had been for the kings of France, set on their thrones, set on their thrones by the Church of God, as it were a duty belonging to their charge or office; but in the piety of St. Louis there was a note all his own, the note of sanctity.
www.historyofnations.net /europe/france.html   (1990 words)

 A short history of France
In 486 Clovis I, leader of the germanic tribe of the Franks, conquers the Roman territory between the Loire and the Somme, subsequently unites most of northern and central France under his rule and adopts roman catholicism as the main religion.
France develops into a feudal kingdom and large parts are from 1187 under de facto English rule.
France is a co-founder of the European Communities in 1957 (renamed European Union in 1993).
www.electionworld.org /history/france.htm   (924 words)

 Francegate.com : History of France - Timeline
The damage of warfare was amplified by frequent famines and the ravages of bubonic plague in the wake of the Black Death in 1348.
France came close to being permanently partitioned by the king of England and the duke of Burgundy.
As a result of the French invasion of Italy in 1494, the ideals and aesthetic of the Italian Renaissance spread to France, reaching their height during the reign of François I. Known as a true Renaissance prince, he was skilled in letters and art as well as sport and war.
ydelta.free.fr /history.htm   (2308 words)

 France (10/06)
France deployed additional military forces to Cote d’Ivoire in 2002 and to Central African Republic in 2003 to address crises in both countries and, with EU partners, led an international military operation to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2003.
France is an active participant in the major supplier regimes designed to restrict transfer of technologies that could lead to proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: the Nuclear Suppliers Group, the Australia Group (for chemical and biological weapons), the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the Missile Technology Control Regime.
France participates actively in the Proliferation Security Initiative, and is engaged with the U.S., both bilaterally and at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), to curb nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) proliferation from the D.P.R.K., Iran, Libya, and elsewhere.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3842.htm   (5749 words)

 History of France and its French Heritage
History of France and its French Heritage: France, or Gaul, as the Romans called it, was inhabited during the earliest years in which we have any knowledge of it by a number of independent tribes, who appear to have been mainly Celtic in race.
A large part of the history of the Franks under the Merovingian kings is the history of the contests between Neustria and Austrasia, the two most important of the states into which the Empire was divided.
France is a place that you would be proud to display your French genealogy, family coat of arms or surname history.
www.thetreemaker.com /last-name-meaning/history-of-france.html   (2136 words)

 History, Facts about France, French History, French Facts, and History of Paris
The history of France is deep and varied, dating back thousands of years to prehistoric man, and moving forward to today, where France is one of the leading nations of Europe.
The history of Paris was largely influenced by the history of France, as the Hundred Years' War left Paris starving, and its rulers eagerly embraced the Italian Renaissance, leading to a flourish of art and architecture that makes Paris unique, and continued until the French Revolution.
France's National Anthem was the tune sung by the men of Marseille as they marched to Paris in support of the revolution.
www.destination360.com /europe/france/history.php   (771 words)

 Medieval History of France
In 1152, much of France was under the control of the English when Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry of Anjou.
One of the most important rulers of medieval history was Charlemagne whose empire, known as the Carolingian dynasty, included the greater section of central Europe, and northern and central Italy.
France's medieval heroines include Jeanne D'Arc (Joan of Arc), who, in 1429, followed direction she received in visions to expel the English and install Charles VII as the rightful king.
www.medieval-life.net /medieval_history_france.htm   (399 words)

 Reviews in History: The Ancien Regime: A History of France, 1610-1774
The Ancien Regime: A History of France, 1610-1774
Seventeenth and eighteenth-century France may not have been the depressing place portrayed by Goubert in Beauvais et le Beauvaisis (1960), where most peasants had less than 10 hectares of land and continually struggled to survive, but nor was it the best of all possible worlds, where every villager had his daily chicken in the pot.
In the rush to embrace Tocqueville in the wake of his 'rediscovery' in France by Francois Furet, Ladurie's work suggests that French historians are guilty of neglecting the insights of the tradition of Jaures, Mathiez and Lefebvre.
www.history.ac.uk /reviews/paper/ladurie.html   (2597 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - France
France’s first blood libel took place in Blois in 1171 and 31 Jews were burned on the stake.
The culmination of all the persecution and bloodshed was the definitive expulsion of Jews from France in 1394.
An influx of North African Jews immigrated to France in the 1950's due to the decline of the French empire.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/France.html   (4851 words)

 Text / The Complete Military History of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
William was, therefore, as alien to France as the experience of victory.
Also should be noted that France attempted to hide behind the Maginot line, sticking their head in the sand and pretending that the Germans would enter France that way.
www.albinoblacksheep.com /text/france.html   (1321 words)

 France: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
France was split into an occupied north and an unoccupied south, Vichy France, which became a totalitarian German puppet state with Pétain as its chief.
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Frances Slocum - Frances Slocum Indian captive Born: 3/4/1773 Birthplace: Warwick, R.I. Frances Slocum was the...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107517.html   (2347 words)

 Royalty.nu - The History of France - French Royalty
The history of France from Hugh Capet to Charles IV.
Henry V and the Conquest of France 1416-53 by Paul Knight and Mike Chappell is a military history of English king Henry V's three-year campaign against France's Charles VI.
Philippe, Duc D'Orleans: Regent of France by Christine Pevitt.
www.royalty.nu /Europe/France   (2611 words)

 Jules Michelet History of France
He called for a love of one's country to solve many of France's problems and placed faith in the innate goodness of the masses, seeing "the people" as the source of progress in history.
This history, especially the latter part, views the past through Michelet's strong anti-clericalism and his leftist political prejudices, and is marred by emotional bias against the clergy, the nobility, and the monarchic institutions.
His professorship, at the Collège de France of which he contended that he had never properly been deprived, was not given back to him.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /history/historian/Jules_Michelet.html   (1517 words)

 History Guy:Military History of France (1945- Present)
This page is designed for students and researchers needing information on the wars and conflicts of France from the end of World War II in 1945 to the present.
Despite recent jokes concerning French military defeats and victories in French military history, France has a fair share of victories in the Third World, and as a valuable member of NATO and the Western allies in the Cold War and beyond.
France continues to supply troops and aircraft to operations supporting the new Afghan government against Taliban and al-Qaida insurgents.
www.historyguy.com /french_wars_1945-present.html   (628 words)

 France History - TravelPuppy.com
The inequality of the taxation system, in particular the aristocratic and clerical exemption from the taille (tax), the lack of political representation for the increasingly wealthy middle class and the inefficiency and profligacy of central government were but three of the underlying causes of the French Revolution of 1789 which overthrew Louis XVI.
France is still active in almost every other part of the world.
France remains a principal player in events in places as far apart as Rwanda, Algeria and the Pacific island group of New Caledonia.
travelpuppy.com /france/history.htm   (1956 words)

 History of France ~ French Language Program ~ Study Abroad in France ~ A2Z Languages
This rich history and culture provides many students with the influence to study abroad in France.
France was largely made up of the Gauls and a small group of Basque in the century before Christ through the 5th Century AD.
The history of France is much more complicated than what you can put into a book or what you could learn in a lifetime.
www.a2zlanguages.com /France/countryguide/history.htm   (543 words)

 France Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
The splendid, enormous Château de Versailles was built in the mid-17th century during the reign of Louis XIV - the Roi Soleil (Sun King) - to project...
France is the country for which the word chic was invented - seductive and aloof, old-fashioned and forward-looking, but always characterised by a certain je ne sais quoi.
But while France is undoubtedly a place to eat and drink to your heart's content, there's much more to this fascinating country than cutting-edge cuisine.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/france   (397 words)

 History of France
France has six overseas departments: FRENCH GUIANA in South America; GUADELOUPE and MARTINIQUE in the West Indies; MAYOTTE, an island formerly part of the Comoros, located in the Indian Ocean; REUNION, an island in the Indian Ocean; and SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON, islands off the east coast of Canada.
GENERAL WORKS: Ardagh, John, France in the 1980s (1983) and A Cultural Atlas of France (1991); Bernstein, Richard, Fragile Glory: A Portrait of France and the French (1990); Braudel, Fernand, The Identity of France, vol.
France for the general reader, not the French History expert.
www.discoverfrance.net /France/History/DF_history.shtml   (978 words)

 France History
Charles Martel was the first leader of the Carolingian dynasty and is the responsible of the expansion of the Frankish kingdom and also stopped the Muslim advance.
With the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine, who was married before with king Louis VII of France and the get married with Henry II of England, there was yielded most of the western part of France to the British Wreath.
France become a centralized state where was established an absolute monarchy having the doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings and the explicit support of the established Church.
www.justfrance.org /france/france-history.asp   (559 words)

 The History of France — www.greenwood.com
Engagingly written for students and general public, it brings to life the compelling history of this fractious and fascinating country, which has given to the world cultural glory and a model of democratic revolution.
No longer a nation of peasants or small shopkeepers, France has weathered the storms of the first half of the 20th century to emerge as the fourth largest economic power in the industrial world.
Haine, a specialist in French history and culture, makes the complex history of France as monarchy, empire, and democratic republic not only understandable but interesting, with sidelights and human interest components that enliven the text.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/GR0328.aspx   (421 words)

 Travel guide France. Attractions of France. France travel
France is undoubtedly an outstanding country that offers the visitors endless diversity of interesting monuments, towns, regions, museums, landscapes, architectural features, cultural events and many many more.
France is divided into regions famous for their distinct culture, tradition, style of architecture, cuisine and even dialect.
What's more, a stay in France is a wonderful occasion for tasting delicious French cuisine famous all over the world.
france.europe-cities.com   (413 words)

 History of France Summary
France 1831, 1834 At the beginning of the July Monarchy, in the industrial French city of Lyon, the silk workers had a very hard life.
France 1840 During the summer of 1840, strike waves brought industry in Paris to a standstill.
The History of France has been divided into a series of separate historical articles navigable through the template to the right.
www.bookrags.com /History_of_France   (238 words)

 WWW Virtual Library Labour History: France
Archives nationales de France On the server of the Ministry of Culture.
CODHOS Collectif des centres de documentation en histoire ouvrière et sociale Association of labour history institutions in France.
Album des sciences sociales The Virtual Library History of France, or, Vlib Histoire, has changed its title but remains affiliated to the WWW Virtual Library project.
www.iisg.nl /~w3vl/france.html   (1249 words)

 The Military History of France
France is technically not a participant, but manages to get invaded anyway.
France gets their first taste of what it is like to go up against a side that has Americans on it.
France, keeping in mind its recent history, surrenders to Germans and Muslims just to be safe.
www.gmpiv.com /Humor/Medieval_SCA/MilitaryHistoryofFrance.html   (518 words)

 History of France
Rivalry between France and England: Hundred Years’ War, epic of Joan of Arc (1425-1431).
The euro now is used for all transactions in the 12 participating European Union countries (France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and Finland).
French francs are no longer legal tender in France.
www.ambafrance-au.org /article.php3?id_article=465   (565 words)

The Capetian dynasty gradually pieced France together over the Middle Ages, a period of great economic prosperity and cultural vitality.
The Black Death and the Hundred Years' War brought setbacks, and the dynasty's power was seriously threatened by the rival Burgundian dukes.
France recovered, however, and flourished during the Renaissance, followed by the grandeur of Louis XIV's reign.
www.franceway.com /culture/histoire.htm   (740 words)

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