Tag Archive: France

French Arts – Gothic

French Arts - Gothic

Architecture The core landscape of the Gothic is the Île-de-France, where influences from Burgundy (pointed arch, triforium), Normandy (ribbed vaults) and Provence (three-portal facade) formed a logically well thought-out building system. The first early Gothic building was built around 1130…
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France History Timeline

France History Timeline

With the expansion of the royal domain (crown domain), a strong monarchy was formed, which in early modern Europe became a political and cultural point of reference. The French Revolution made France a modern nation-state. Subjects of an absolute monarch…
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France History: 1852–1879

France History - 1852–1879

The Second Empire (1852–1870) In the struggle to curb socialist demands, the plebiscitary-Caesarist technique of Bonapartism, as practiced by Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, soon prevailed. He used the security needs of the property bourgeoisie, the peasants’ fears of being downgraded…
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