• The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France

    The Road from the Past: Traveling through History in France (Hardback) By (author) Ina Caro

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    DescriptionThe Road from the Past is a unique new way of looking at France, looking at history, and looking at travel. In it, Ina Caro takes us on an unforgettable tour of France, traveling north through its beautiful regions and chronologically through its colorful history.We start in Provence, where the Roman Empire held sway, and then go to Languedoc to visit the sites that marked the Age of Faith following the Empire's fall. Next is the Dordogne, where we experience the feudal Middle Ages, from Charlemagne and the Age of Chivalry to the life of Joan of Arc. Continuing north, we come to the chateau-studded Loire Valley, "the Valley of Kings," where monarchs and nobles, as well as their charming mistresses, plotted for wealth and power. Finally, we reach the Ile-de-France, surrounding Paris, where Louis XIV solidified his autocratic and imperialistic reign - as did Napoleon a century later.With Ina Caro as an epicurean, knowledgeable, and delightfully opinionated guide, we can always be sure to find the most breathtaking vistas, the most extraordinary chateaux, the most inspiring cathedrals and the best meals. The Road from the Past takes us to where history unfolds - and then to a favorite spot for a picnic or a five-course dinner.


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    Title
    The Road from the Past
    Subtitle
    Traveling through History in France
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ina Caro
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 339
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385266727
    ISBN 10: 0385266723
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, HBJD
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    DC21: 914.404839
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DC16.C37 1
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
    Imprint name
    Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
    Publication date
    01 September 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York