France in the World: A New Global History. Edited by Patrick Boucheron

Objavljen je 2019. godine engleski prijevod knjige “Histoire mondiale de la France” (2017) koju je uredio povjesničar Patrick Boucheron, o kojem smo već obavještavali na portalu Knjiga je u Francuskoj bila bestseller i izazvala mnoge polemičke reakcije zbog konfrontiranja s nacionalno izolirajućim interpretacijama francuske povijesti i uopće drugačijeg pristupa pisanju o njoj. S obzirom da je 2017. godine objavljen zbornik “Storia mondiale dell’Italia” (ur. Andrea Giardina), bilo bi zanimljivo napisati globalnu povijest Hrvatske!



France in the World


A New Global History


Edited by Patrick Boucheron




A fresh, provocative history that renews our understanding of France in the world through short, intriguing articles ranging from prehistoric frescoes to Coco Chanel to the terrorist attacks of 2015.


Bringing together an impressive group of established and up-and-coming historians, this bestselling history conceives of France not as a fixed, rooted entity, but instead as a place and an idea in flux, moving beyond all borders and frontiers, shaped by exchanges and mixtures. Presented in chronological order from 34,000 BC to 2015, each chapter covers a significant year from its own particular angle—the marriage of a Viking leader to a Carolingian princess proposed by Charles the Fat in 882, the Persian embassy to the court of Louis XIV in 1715, the Chilean coup d’état against President Salvador Allende in 1973 that mobilized a generation of French left-wing activists.


France in the World combines the intellectual rigor of an academic work with the liveliness and readability of popular history. With a brand-new introduction aimed at an international audience, this English- language edition will be an essential resource for Francophiles and scholars alike.