Frankish, Carolingian & Merovingian empires

cette carte est bizarre car les mérovingiens et les carolingiens sont des Francs,même s'il y eut des mariages avec les gallo-romains..

The War of the Spanish Succession (1700-15) was one of the most momentous in European history and brought an end to Hapsburg rule in Spain, with Louis XIV installing his nephew on the throne & his Bourbon descendant still reigning in Spain today. But the war also ended Louis XIV's drive for hegemony in Europe & bankrupted France, creating conditions that ultimately led to the French Revolution less than 75 years later.

The War of the Spanish Succession (1700-15) was one of the most momentous in European history and brought an end to Hapsburg rule in Spain, with Louis XIV installing his nephew on the throne & his Bourbon descendant still reigning in Spain today. But the war also ended Louis XIV's drive for hegemony in Europe & bankrupted France, creating conditions that ultimately led to the French Revolution less than 75 years later.

France in 1180 was dominated by England & Burgundy; the duke of Burgundy was far more powerful than the king of France, who controlled only the domaine royal around Paris.

Carte du royaume des capetiens en 1180 - Carte de France à l'époque capetienne

Britain & France concluded the secret Sykes-Picot agreement carving up the Ottoman empire between them, with the former getting Palestine, Jordan, Iraq & Kuwait and the latter getting Lebanon & Syria -- de facto conquests legitimized by League of Nations 'mandates' in 1920 -- creating the pre-conditions for the violence & chaos of today's Middle East. #ottomanempire

Britain & France concluded the secret Sykes-Picot agreement carving up the Ottoman empire between them, with the former getting Palestine, Jordan, Iraq & Kuwait and the latter getting Lebanon & Syria -- de facto conquests legitimized by League of Nations 'mandates' in 1920 -- creating the pre-conditions for the violence & chaos of today's Middle East. #ottomanempire

"France, too, is scolding and threatening to scratch with one hand, while with the other she is beckoning on Germany to help her. Although the Dreyfus affair is thrust into the back-ground she is much occupied with her new doll's house. She has somehow managed to break all the toys on her girdle and her heart is sore, for she attributes these disasters to John Bull [Britain]," writes Fred W. Rose writes on his satirical map of Europe (1900)

"France, too, is scolding and threatening to scratch with one hand, while with the other she is beckoning on Germany to help her. Although the Dreyfus affair is thrust into the back-ground she is much occupied with her new doll's house. She has somehow managed to break all the toys on her girdle and her heart is sore, for she attributes these disasters to John Bull [Britain]," writes Fred W. Rose writes on his satirical map of Europe (1900)

Josette Day & Jean Marais in "La Belle et la Bête" (Beauty & the Beast), the classic film by Jean Cocteau (1946)

Jean Cocteau, La Belle et La Bête. Ce n'est pas les Années folles, mais c'est un très bon film, et peut-être il va être pertinent pour un autre jour? C'est mon préféré.

World War I profoundly reshaped the map of Europe as well as French and European society, with ramifications for every area of French and European life (1914-18)

World War I profoundly reshaped the map of Europe as well as French and European society, with ramifications for every area of French and European life (1914-18)

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