The Discovery of France

The Discovery of France, illuminating, engrossing and full of surprises, is the result of Robb's 14,000 mile journey across France on a bicycle.

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Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509803491

Category: History

Page: 480

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With an introduction by Colm Tóibín. Ten years ago, I began to explore the country on which I was supposed to be an authority . . . France is a country famous for its intellectuals, its philosophers and writers, its fashion, food and wine. And yet 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, Graham Robb realized it was not only necessary to go back in time, but also to go at a slower pace than modern life generally allows. The Discovery of France, illuminating, engrossing and full of surprises, is the result of Robb's 14,000 mile journey across France on a bicycle. Winner of both the Duff Cooper and the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje prizes, The Discovery of France is a modern non-fiction classic, a literary exploration of a remarkable nation. From maps and migration to magic, language and landscape, it reveals a France few will recognize. 'An extraordinary journey of discovery' Daily Telegraph 'Robb's concise and fast-paced writing pedals along with never a dull paragraph . . . dazzling' Sunday Times

The Discovery of France A Historical Geography

An exploration of France's rural landscapes and inhabitants celebrates the country's ancient tribes, networks, and religions, revealing how France was explored, charted, and colonized outside of regions under imperial influence.

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Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393333640

Category: History

Page: 454

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An exploration of France's rural landscapes and inhabitants celebrates the country's ancient tribes, networks, and religions, revealing how France was explored, charted, and colonized outside of regions under imperial influence.

France An Adventure History

France: An Adventure History is a vivid, living history of one of the world’s most fascinating nations by a ceaselessly entertaining writer in complete command of subject and style.

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Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781529007633

Category: History

Page: 400

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'Packed full of discoveries' Sunday Times 'Ceaselessly interesting, knowledgeable and evocative' Spectator __________ France: An Adventure History is a profoundly original and endlessly entertaining history of France, from the first century BC to the present day, based on countless new discoveries and thirty years of exploring France on foot, by bicycle and in the library. Beginning with the Roman army’s first recorded encounter with the Gauls and ending with the Gilets Jaunes protests in the era of Emmanuel Macron, each chapter is an adventure in its own right. Along the way, readers will find the usual faces, events and themes of French history – Louis XIV, the French Revolution, the French Résistance, the Tour de France – but all presented in a shining new light. Graham Robb does not offer a standard dry list of facts and dates, but instead a panorama of France, teeming with characters, full of stories, journeys and coincidences, giving readers a thrilling sense of discovery and enlightenment. France: An Adventure History is a vivid, living history of one of the world’s most fascinating nations by a ceaselessly entertaining writer in complete command of subject and style. ________ 'A rich and vibrant narrative . . . clear-eyed but imaginative storytelling' Financial Times 'Ambitious and original' Times

History of the United States of America from the Discovery of the Continent

After a year's hesitation and resistance , the king of France , early in May , informed the king of Spain that he had resolved , under the name of a commercial house , to advance a million of French livres , about two hundred thousand ...

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Author: George Bancroft

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081733937

Category: United States

Page:

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The Discovery of Australia

They occur in several maps , the most prominent being four which are in England , and two which are in France . Immediately below Java , and separated by a narrow strait , the line of a large county runs southwards . MAP OF FRANCIS I. .

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Author: Albert Frederick Calvert

Publisher: London G. Philip 1893.

ISBN: NYPL:33433082442991

Category: Australia

Page: 91

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Notes on early voyagers to southern seas & claimants to sighting Australia; list of 24 maps from 10c. to 1798 with notes Schouten & Le Maire (1616) compared inhabitants of New Guinea as superior to Aborigines; Abel Tasman (1642-4) names given by him, quotes from journal, map; W. Dampier (1688) impressions of the land, inhabitants, appearance, food supplies, weapons; second visit (1699), encounter with natives; Cooks discoveries (1770); Marion du Fresne (1772) arrived Tasmania; p.61-75; Cooks second & third voyages, copies of 10 letters; carved & stained shield from Botany Bay.

La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West

We have received with favor the very humble petition made us in your name , to permit you to labor at the discovery of the western parts of New France ; and we have the more willingly entertained this proposal , since we have nothing ...

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Author: Francis Parkman

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:19934806

Category: Mississippi River

Page: 483

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History of the Discovery of the Northwest by John Nicolet in 1634

A little farther north he landed and took possession of the country in the name of the French king . ... the Atlantic had been crossed ; a large river discovered ; a new country added to the dominions of France ; and the ocean recrossed ...

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Author: Consul Willshire Butterfield

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HX4TVI

Category: Northwest, Old

Page: 128

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The Discovery of Middle Earth Mapping the Lost World of the Celts

Describes a discovery the author made in the Alps, which uncovered a treasure trove of Druid celestial mathematics that mapped out the entire geography of ancient Europe, and discusses the implications of this new information.

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Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393081633

Category: History

Page: 387

View: 787

Describes a discovery the author made in the Alps, which uncovered a treasure trove of Druid celestial mathematics that mapped out the entire geography of ancient Europe, and discusses the implications of this new information.

The Discovery of the Ancient City of Norumbega

2 Francis I. and Madame the Regent of France , came here and saw traces of the former presence of the Northmen . There is recorded on his maps ( Maiollo's and that of his brother Hieronymus Verrazano ) Norman's Villa , 1 and Anorobagea ...

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Author: Eben Norton Horsford

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044042238071

Category: America

Page: 90

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