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A Short History of France by Mary Platt Parmele

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[Frontispiece: Gambetta proclaiming the Republic of France. From the painting by Howard Pyle.]

A SHORT HISTORY OF FRANCE

BY

MARY PLATT PARMELE

ILLUSTRATED

NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1907

Copyright, 1894, By

WILLIAM BEVERLEY HARISON

Copyright, 1898, 1905, 1906, By

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

Early Conditions in Gaul

CHAPTER II.

Julius Caesar's Conquest of Gaul Lutetia

CHAPTER III.

Birth of Christianity Its Dissemination Its Espousal by the Roman Empire Hunnish Invasion

CHAPTER IV.

The Frank in Gaul Clovis Rois-Faineants Charles Martel Mahometanism Pepin Seizes the Crown

CHAPTER V.

Charlemagne Holy Roman Empire Treaty of Verdun

CHAPTER VI.

Invasions by Northmen Normandy Given to Invaders Feudalism Decline of Kingship Ascendancy of the Church Hugh Capet "Truce of God" William the Conqueror

CHAPTER VII.

Social Structure of France Free Cities Their Creation and Enfranchisement The Crusades Philip Augustus War with King John of England Toulouse and the Albigensian War

CHAPTER VIII.

Abelard Louis IX. End of Crusades Philip III. Philip IV. and Papacy Creation of States-General Popes at Avignon Knights Templar Exterminated Change in Succession

CHAPTER IX.

Edward III. Claims French Throne Crecy Poitiers Treaty of Bretigny Charles V. and Bertrand du Guesclin Death of Black Prince Charles VI. A Mad King Feud Between Houses of Orleans and Burgundy Siege of Orleans Joan of Arc Charles VII.

CHAPTER X.

Standing Army Created Louis XI. The Passing of Mediaevalism Charles VIII. Invasion of Italy Louis XII. Francis I. Struggle for Throne of the German Empire The Reformation

CHAPTER XI.

The House of Guise Marie Stuart Francis II. His Death Regency of Catharine de' Medici Her Designs Coligny Henry of Navarre His Marriage Charles IX. St. Bartholomew's Eve Henry III. His Death Henry of Navarre King


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