: William J. RobertsНазвание
: France: A Reference Guide from the Renaissance to the PresentИздательство
: Facts on FileГод
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France has been, since its national beginnings, a center of Western political, economic, social, scientific, and cultural history. At times almost synonymous with the achievements of Western civilization, France has often led the way to the developments of the early modem and modem European eras. While today the preeminence of French culture and civilization might seem less evident, France nonetheless remains a locus of the vital developments of the modem era.
Now, in the 21 st century, France plays a most vital and leading role in the creation of a newly defined Europe—politically, culturally, socially, and economically—and plays a significant part in developing an independent and definitive role on the global stage for that entity.