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France, 1001 Sights: An Archaeological and Historical Guide


James M. Anderson and M. Sheridan Lea

$29.95 CAD / $34.95 USD (S)

215 pages, 93 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

978-1-55238-042-0 (Paperback)

978-1-55238-346-9 (Institutional PDF)

January 2002

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About the Book

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. These 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.

James M. Andersonis professor emeritus at the University of Calgary. As a guide and resource person, Anderson has designed and accompanied numerous adult-education tours to European countries. He authored Spain: 1001 Sights and co-authored Portugal: 1001 Sights with M. Sheridan Lea, both for the University of Calgary Press.

M. Sheridan Lea has a B.A. in French and an M.A. in historical linguistics. She lived and worked in France for many years and brings a profound knowledge and love of the country to the pages of this book. She co-authored Portugal: 1001 Sights with James M. Anderson.

Praise for France, 1001 Sights: 

If you are travelling to France and are interested in seeing archaeological sites I strongly recommend this book. 

– Devin Trussell, Amazon