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Author Anderson, James Maxwell, 1933-

Title France, 1001 sights : an archaeological and historical guide / James M. Anderson and M. Sheridan Lea
Published Calgary, Alta. : University of Calgary Press ; London : Robert Hale, [2002]
©2002
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 202 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents Geography -- Mountains -- Basins and Rivers -- Regions -- Historical Background -- Appearance of Humans in France -- Lower Paleolithic Period -- Middle Paleolithic Period -- Upper Paleolithic Period -- Cave Art -- Mesolithic Period -- Neolithic Period -- Megalithic Monuments -- Menhirs -- Dolmens -- Age of Metals: Copper and Bronze -- Iron Age Peoples (Celts) -- Gauls -- Greeks, Phoenicians and Carthaginians -- Iberians -- Aquitanians and Basques -- Roman and Gallo-Roman Period -- Vercingetorix -- Romanization -- Towns -- Villas -- Roads, Bridges and Aqueducts -- Public Baths and Temples -- The Roman Heritage -- Early Christian Monuments -- Germanic Invasions and the Early Middle Ages -- Brittany (Bretagne) and Burgundy (Bourgogne) -- Franks, Merovingians and Visigoths -- Carolingians -- Norsemen and the Foundation of Normandy (Normandie) -- The Rise of France -- Chronological Table -- Sites and Sights -- Alsace -- Aquitaine -- Auvergne -- Bourgogne -- Bretagne -- Centre -- Champagne-Ardenne -- Franche-Comte -- Ile de France -- Languedoc-Roussillon -- Limousin -- Lorraine -- Midi-Pyrenees -- Nord-Pas-de-Calais -- Basse-Normandie -- Haute-Normandie -- Pays de la Loire -- Picardie -- Poitou-Charentes -- Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur -- Rhone-Alpes
Summary "This distinctive historical and archaeological guidebook to France introduces the reader and traveller to the palpable remains of past cultures that shaped the development of the modern country. A chronological description of the important epochs, from the first appearance of humans in France down to medieval times, is followed by a portrayal of archaeological monuments and details of their exact location. Those include prehistoric cave paintings, villages, necropoli, megaliths, Celtic forts and historic Roman and Gallo-Roman remains (including towns, temples, villas, bridges, roads, and aqueducts), early Christian churches, chapels and murals, as well as medieval structures, fortifications, and cemeteries. This book can be used as a field manual to readily find and explore France's ancient heritage or as a reference for those who cannot visit the sites but are interested in the legacy of the past."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-196) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- France -- Guidebooks.
Historic sites -- France -- Guidebooks.
France -- Antiquities -- Guidebooks.
Genre/Form Guidebooks.
Guidebooks.
Form Electronic book
Author Lea, M. Sheridan, 1932-
ISBN 0585424810 (electronic bk.)
1552383466 (electronic bk.)
9780585424811 (electronic bk.)
9781552383469 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles France, one thousand and one sights
France, one thousand one sights