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François Guizot

The History of France (Vol. 1–6)

“The History of France " in 6 volumes is a comprehensive account of French history from its earliest beginnings in Gaul to 1789 written by the French historian and statesman François Guizot. According to the author's opinion, there are, in the history of peoples, two sets of causes essentially different, and, at the same time, closely connected; the natural causes which are set over the general course of events, and the unrestricted causes which are incidental. The fated causes and the unrestricted causes, the defined laws of events and the spontaneous actions of man's free agency — herein is the whole of history. This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents:
Gaul
The Romans in Gaul
Gaul Conquered by Julius Caesar
Establishment of Christianity in Gaul
The Germans in Gaul, the Franks and Clovis
The Merovingians
Charlemagne and His Wars
The Crusades, Their Origin and Their Success…
Volume 2:
The Crusades, Their Decline and End
The Kingship in France
The Hundred Years' War, Philip VI and John II The Hundred Years' War, Charles V Volume 3:
The Hundred Years' War, Charles VII and Joan of Arc (1422–1461)
Louis XI (1461–1483)
The Wars of Italy, Charles VIII (1483–1498)
The Wars in Italy, Louis XII (1498–1515)
Volume 4:
Francis I and Charles V Francis I and the Reformation
Henry II (1547–1559)
Charles IX and the Religious Wars (1560–1574)
Henry III and the Religious Wars (1574–1589)…
Volume 5:
Henry IV, Protestant King (1589–1593)
Henry IV, Catholic King (1593–1610)
Louis XIII, Richelieu, Catholics and Protestants
Louis XIII, Cardinal Richelieu, and Foreign Affairs
Louis XIV, His Wars and His Conquests 1661–1697
Volume 6:
Louis XV, the Ministry of Cardinal Fleury, 1723–1748
Louis XV, the Seven Years' War Louis XVI, France Abroad — United States' War Louis XVI, France at Home — Ministry of M. Necker
Louis XVI, Convocation of the States General 1787–1789
3,992 printed pages
Original publication
2020

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