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By Paul F State

A short heritage of France bargains a extensive evaluate of the country's historical past, from the prehistoric Neanderthals to the current kingdom on the middle 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 an in depth photo for readers attracted to this ecu kingdom. assurance comprises: -Migration and eventual defeat of the Gauls through the Romans less than Julius Caesar -Wave of invasions of Germanic tribes from vital 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 model -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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He was put to death afterward, probably by strangulation, the customary manner of death for captured enemy leaders. Invariably depicted with long, flowing locks and endowed with a fierce, glaring stare, he is remembered for his intense pride in the independence of the Gauls and for his staunch resistance to Roman rule. Vercingétorix is honored in France as the country’s first national hero. 19 A BRIEF HISTORY OF FRANCE Having conquered all of Gallia Comata, Rome had no need for so many legions.

The quantity of axes and sickles unearthed testify to the important role that agriculture must have played in this society. , newcomers began to arrive gradually, bringing with them knowledge of yet another new metal. e. , herdsmen and warriors from north of the Alps introduced into France a knowledge of ironworking. Equipped with a superior military technology in the swords made of iron—the hardest metal yet—that they wielded, they swept all before them, bringing what prehistorians have called the Halstatt culture— named after its type site in Austria—to areas that encompass about twothirds of France today.

And because these tomb forms show strong links with those found in other areas in northern and western Europe, they bear witness to the first systematic development of coastal navigation in the North Sea, English Channel, and Atlantic Ocean. , when for the first time evidence appears of humankind’s ability to work these harder substances. e. An extensive copper industry has been identified in the Cévennes. The culture that marked the change from Neolithic to the Copper (or Chalcolithic) Age is called the Beaker culture.

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