The Discovery of France

Picador, 2008 - 454 pages
The notion of 'the French' as one nation is relatively recent and - historically speaking - quite misleading. In order to discover the 'real' past of France, it's not only necessary to go back in time, but also to go at a slower pace than modern life generally allows. This book is the result of 14,000 miles covered by bicycle.

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The discovery of France: a historical geography from the Revolution to the First World War

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This is a difficult yet intriguing book that should be appreciated by academic specialists in French culture and history. Acclaimed biographer Robb (Victor Hugo: A Biography ) aims to demonstrate that ... Consulter l'avis complet

Good coffee table book

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A nice combination of descriptions of maps and the challenges that early map makers had. Probably best suited to someone with an interest. Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2008)

Graham Robb's two previous books, "Victor Hugo" & "Balzac," were "New York Times" Notable Books. He lives in Oxford, England.

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