France in the Sixteenth Century by Frederic J. Baumgartner

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Both the golden age of the Renaissance state and the catastrophic era of the Wars of Religion, this fascinating period in French history has been oddly neglected by English-language historians. Professor Baumgartner's book fills a major gap in the textbook market: an accessible, fully current account which covers the principal political, economic and cultural themes from Francois I's successful centralization of the state, through France's near prostration under the Catholic-Huguenot civil war, and ending with the accession of Henri IV.

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FREDERIC J. BAUMGARTNER is Professor of History at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
Published November 15, 1995 by Palgrave Macmillan. 334 pages
Genres: History, Travel. Non-fiction

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Although hardly appropriate as an ``introduction'' to a neophyte in French history, Baumgartner's work is nevertheless important for examining the foundations of French absolutism of the 17th and 18th centuries.

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