The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography from the Revolution to the First World War by Graham RobbWhile Gustave Eiffel was changing the skyline of Paris, large parts of France were still terra incognita. Even in the age of railways and newspapers, France was a land of ancient tribal divisions, prehistoric communication networks, and pre-Christian beliefs. French itself was a minority language.Graham Robb describes that unknown world in arresting narrative detail. He recounts the epic journeys of mapmakers, scientists, soldiers, administrators, and intrepid tourists, of itinerant workers, pilgrims, and herdsmen with their millions of migratory domestic animals. We learn how France was explored, charted, and colonized, and how the imperial influence of Paris was gradually extended throughout a kingdom of isolated towns and villages.The Discovery of France explains how the modern nation came to be and how poorly understood that nation still is today. Above all, it shows how much of France—past and present—remains to be discovered.
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Five Themes of Geography. Search this site. Works Cited. There are several scattered islands along the Mediterranean coast, and some coastal islands known as the Channel Islands that are in the English Channel and to the northwest of Caen. The mountainous Corsica is France's largest island. It is located 99 miles southeast of Nice. Mountains such as the Alps or the Jura are mainly located in eastern, south central, and southern France.