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A Short History of France: From Caesar's Invasion to the Battle of Waterloo

Gelesen von Pamela Nagami

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After the Roman conquest, the Celtic Gauls adopted Roman culture and speech. The Germanic invasions ultimately transformed France into a Catholic feudal society. In this short history, Mary Duclaux traces the emergence of towns, the rise of the French monarchy, the calamitous Hundred Years' War and the Wars of Religion. We meet Joan of Arc, Charles VII, the gallant Henry IV, and the Sun King, Louis XIV, who drove France to the brink of bankruptcy. In the second half of the book Duclaux gives us the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon: Louis XVI, sunk in "plump and smiling apathy," Marie Antoinette, who pleaded with France's enemies for rescue, the Paris mob who hated her, Danton, Saint-Just, Robespierre, and the Terror, and finally a sombre young Corsican officer with no small talk, the military and administrative genius, Napoleon Bonaparte. (Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D.) (10 hr 47 min)

Chapters

Pt. I: The Roman Tradition, Ch. 1: The Romans in Gaul

10:24

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Pt. I, Ch. 2: The Gallo-Romans

16:25

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Pt. I, Ch. 3: The Church in Gaul

9:04

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Pt. I, Ch. 4: The Kingdom of Toulouse

13:02

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Pt. I, Ch. 5: The Kingdom of France

8:56

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Pt. I, Ch. 6: The French Language

8:53

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Part II: Feudal Society, Ch. 1: The Rise of Feudalism, Pt. 1

12:45

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Pt. II, Ch. 1: The Rise of Feudalism, Pt. 2

14:23

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Pt. II, Ch. 2: Chivalry

8:52

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Pt. 2, Ch.3: The Communes or Towns’ Unions: The Rise of the Middle Class

9:37

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Pt. II, Ch. 4: The First Renaissance

23:10

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Pt. II, Ch. 5: The Hundred Years' War, Pt. 1

13:15

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Pt. II, Ch. 5: The Hundred Years' War, Pt. 2

15:20

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Pt. II, Ch. 6: Deliverance

13:55

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Part III: The Centralized Monarchy, Ch. 1: The Renaissance, Pt. 1

13:03

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Pt. III, Ch. 1: The Renaissance, Pt. 2

13:28

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Pt. III, Ch. 2: The Wars of Religion, Pt. 1

17:03

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Pt. III, Ch. 2: The Wars of Religion, Pt. 2

18:04

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Pt. III, Ch. 3: The Century of Louis XIV, Pt. 1

22:07

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Pt. III, Ch. 3: The Century of Louis XIV, Pt. 2

18:51

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Pt. III, Ch. 4: The Eighteenth Century, Pt. 1

13:29

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Pt. III, Ch. 4: The Eighteenth Century, Pt. 2

16:43

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Pt. III, Ch. 5: Louis XVI, Pt. 1

15:31

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Pt. III, Ch. 5: Louis XVI, Pt. 2

17:51

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Pt. III, Ch. 6: The Fall of the Monarchy, Pt. 1

19:29

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Pt. III, Ch. 6: The Fall of the Monarchy, Pt. 2

25:09

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Pt. III, Ch. 6: The Fall of the Monarchy, Pt. 3

23:50

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Part IV: The Revolution and Europe, Ch.1: The Reign of Terror, Pt. 1

14:14

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Pt. IV, Ch. 1: The Reign of Terror, Pt. 2

9:10

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Pt. IV, Ch. 1: The Reign of Terror, Pt. 3

15:32

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Pt. IV, Ch. 1: The Reign of Terror, Pt. 4

15:04

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Pt. IV, Ch. 2: The Coming of Bonaparte, Pt. 1

13:29

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Pt. IV, Ch. 2: The Coming of Bonaparte, Pt. 2

10:50

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Pt. IV, Ch. 2: The Coming of Bonaparte, Pt. 3

15:49

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Pt. IV, Ch. 3: Napoleon, Pt. 1

18:04

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Pt. IV, Ch. 3: Napoleon, Pt. 2

7:34

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Pt. IV, Ch. 3: Napoleon, Pt. 3

13:45

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Pt. IV, Ch. 3: Napoleon, Pt. 4

22:46

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Pt. IV, Ch. 4: The Return of the Bourbons

18:41

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Pt. IV, Ch. 5: The Hundred Days

22:25

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Pt. IV, Ch. 6: Waterloo, Pt. 1

12:15

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Pt. IV, Ch. 6: Waterloo, Pt. 2

13:57

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Epilogue

10:59

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