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by Maarten Ultee,Pierre Goubert

Category: Europe
Subcategory: History books
Author: Maarten Ultee,Pierre Goubert
ISBN: 0531150542
ISBN13: 978-0531150542
Language: English
Publisher: Franklin Watts (1988)
Pages: 495
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Pierre Goubert is widely recognized as one of the most significant and influential historians of our time. I'm sorry I bought it and will be sending it back.

Pierre Goubert is widely recognized as one of the most significant and influential historians of our time. His previous books include: Louis XIV and Twenty Million Frenchmen, The Ancien Regime, and The French Peasantry. He retired from the Sorbonne and the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in 1978.

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Crossing the River Pierre Joubert. PIERRE JOUBERT COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS 'Signe de Piste' Pierre Joubert Scouts Skiing Pierre Joubert. Egyptian Prince Pierre Joubert. Forest Fire Pierre Joubert. GREAT ART - Mythology. Frank Hampson - creator of Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future.

His perspective is a popular one, and his main interest is in how political events and famous people affect the nation as a whole. The book incorporates the findings and perspectives of recent monographic studies with clarity and precision, but it is Goubert's own judgements, direct, forceful and iconoclastic, which make this.

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Pierre Joubert (June 27, 1910 – January 13, 2002) was a French illustrator and comics artist

Pierre Joubert (June 27, 1910 – January 13, 2002) was a French illustrator and comics artist. He was closely associated with the creation of Scouting and the popular look of Boy Scouts in France and Belgium, comparable to the American artist Norman Rockwell. Pierre Joubert was born in Paris. Joubert was a young Scout himself, and attended the École des Arts Appliqués in Paris. His first amateur drawings appeared in Scouts de France in 1926.

Pierre Goubert & Maarten Ultee, The Course of French History, London: Routledge, 1991. Philippe Contamine, War in the Middle Ages, Oxford: Blackwell, 1984. R. G. Allanson-Winn & C. Phillipps-Wolley, Broad-sword and Single-stick: with chapters on quarter-staff, bayonet, cudgel, shillalah, walking-stick, umbrella, and other weapons of self-defence (All-England Series. London: George Bell, 1890.

Goubert uses all the tools of the new history, but has an eye for the personalities involved and an appreciation of the role of force and folly in events. The book is learned, entertaining and written by a historian with an enviable gift for going for the jugular. "History Today show more.

Goubert, Pierre; Maarten Ultee (1991). The Course of French History. Ordonnance du Duc Pierre pour faire armer la Noblesse & les Archers des Paroisses : "Preuves" de Dom Morice, Tome II, colonnes 1555-1557. Publié ez plaids generaux de Rennes le 29. jour de Mars 1450

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Pierre Goubert (25 January 1915 – 16 January 2012) was a French historian. A member of the Annales School, he was a noted specialist on the 17th century. He was born in Saumur.

Pierre Goubert (25 January 1915 – 16 January 2012) was a French historian. Beauvais et le Beauvaisis de 1600 à 1730 : contribution à l'histoire sociale de la France du XVIIe siècle (1958). Familles marchandes sous l'ancien régime : les Danse et les Motte, de Beauvais (1959). 1789, les Francais ont la parole : cahiers de doleances des Etats generaux (1964) with Michel Denis.

This stimulating one-volume history traces the social and economic evolution of France as a nation from the founding of the monarchy in 987, to the present day.Against a background of structural change, Goubert etches a vivid account of key events and personalities. His perspective is a popular one, and his main interest is in how political events and famous people affect the nation as a whole. The book incorporates the findings and perspectives of recent monographic studies with clarity and precision, but it is Goubert's own judgements, direct, forceful and iconoclastic, which make this an invaluable text.
Comments to eBook The Course of French History
Darkraven
I was looking for a survey of French history and willing to accept that coverage of many important events would be superficial. What I wasn't expecting was a poor effort that reads like a college term paper.

I knew it would be dicey when the back cover touted the book as tracing the "social and econimic" evolution of France. What?

The writing lacks focus and it is hard to understand what the writer meant (or perhaps he was just in term paper mode). After a sentence about the ability of the feudal lord to call on vassals to expand the army for 40 days, the next sentence is "But nothing more impressive than a kind of control of the loyalty of those who had taken an oath to the king resulted from twenty such lackluster expeditions." What does that even mean?

How about "Historians know little about the first four Capetians, yet their combined reigns cover more than a century."? Do they know when each became king, what they did, what were the main issues they dealt with? The author talks about where (but not when) each king established his court, but little else.

The author is also given to peripheral comments (witticisms?) that add nothing to the text.

The back cover (where "econimical" is mentioned) quotes L'Express as saying that this is a "Lively, well-written, satirical and profound" work. I'm not looking for satire in history,. The blurb from The Economist credits the author with "going for the jugular." Again, not what I want.

When I was traveling to Italy, I read "In Pursuit of Italy" by David Gilmour which managed to take me from the Romans to current times and left me feeling that I'd learned something. For Russian history, I read "Russia Under the Old Regime" by Richard Pipes. A bit dry, but thorough, and it covered the earliest times until just before 1917. "The Course of French History" is not in the same league as either of those books.

I'm sorry I bought it and will be sending it back. Does anyone have a suggestion to a decent survey of French history?
Vathennece
In 1922, two English wags, Sellar and Yeatman, published a famous satire on English history: "1066 And All That". Goubert's "The Course of French History" is the sort of book they satirized. Goubert indulges in the same shallow, judgmental history he purports to deplore. He dismisses Eleanor of Aquitaine, no doubt the most powerful and influential woman of the 12th Century, as "flighty" and "frivolous". Names are tossed into the pot without informing the reader why they are important. "...he had left the kingdom in the hands of Abbot Suger, who died in 1151." That's all we are told about Abbot Suger or his effect on the kingdom. Why mention him at all? Such irrelevancies permeate the book....at least up to the point where I gave up!
Thetahuginn
This book is a wonderful introduction to french history. It is not very detailed, but a great overview. It has helped me decide what I really want to study with regards to french history. I now will purchase books that are specific to what I really want to know.
Arthunter
As a confirmed Francophile, I have several histories about France, but have always been on the lookout for a comprehensive balanced French view. Pierre Goubert is well-known in France, yet this doesn't read like an academic history. It is a flowing description from the post-Charlemagne era to the present. In almost every period, there have been things I either didn't know, or didn't really understood until now. Goubert makes excellent balanced analyses of events with good/bad sides. Several of Goubert's assessments have confirmed my disagreements with traditional French views, among them the supposed glory of Louis XIV for France, and the supposed triumph of the French Revolution for France.

This history will remain a reference after the flowing reading. It is comprehensive. It introduces periods with summary sweeps, then returns to events in detail. It can be both reminder and reference.

This is a big, expensive book. I tried the free sample because the book is available on paper and for Kindle. I was convinced by the sample that the book would be worth the purchase. I have been delighted to find it much better than merely worth the purchase. My lookout has at last succeeded.
Karon
It's very difficult to find a good overview of French history in one volume. Surveys by definition tend to breeze across topics in order to cover the span of history in 350 or so pages. This one does the same and, as another reviewed has said, it's not the most interesting read. That said, I haven't found a better survey of French history. Cobban's three short volumes are very readable, but they total nearly 700 pages. Price's "Concise..." history is dry as a bone. If you're seriously interested in French history, start with Ladurie's The Ancien Regime. It's beautifully written but very detailed, so it's only for the bravely interested!
Domarivip
Covers the bases, but that's about it. A rather tired recitation of names and dates, with a minimum of analysis or commentary. If your looking for the broad strokes, they're here, but if you want to understand the deeper currents and developments (or, if you just want a good story) you should look elsewhere.
Yar
Bored me I need photos
For my daughter. Very good.
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