France in the Middle Ages 987-1460: From Hugh Capet to Joan of Arc

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Wiley, Dec 8, 1993 - History - 360 pages
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In this book, now available in paperback, he examines the history of France from the rise of the Capetians in the mid-tenth century to the execution of Joan of Arc in the mid-fifteenth. He takes the evolution of power and the emergence of the French state as his central themes, and guides the reader through complex - and, in many respects, still unfamiliar, yet fascinating terrain. He describes the growth of the castle and the village, the building blocks of the new Western European civilization of the second millenium AD.

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I was extremely disappointed with this book - so disappointed that I quit reading about a third of the way through. Duby's goal is NOT to tell us what happened, but contemporary perceptions of what ... Read full review

France in the Middle Ages 987-1460: from Hugh Capet to Joan of Arc

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An important and prolific French medievalist advances the revisionist thesis that the French state and nation were effectively formed by the early 1200s and not, as many scholars assert, a century ... Read full review

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Georges Duby is Emeritus Professor at the College de France and one of the most eminent French historians. He is a memeber of the Academie Francaise, and holds the French National Order of Merit and Legion of Honour, amongst other distinctions.

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