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A History of French Louisiana: Reign of Louis XIV, 1698-1715 v. 1 (Hardback)

Marcel Giraud

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ISBN 10: 0807102474 / ISBN 13: 9780807102473
Edité par Louisiana State University Press, United States, 1974
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Marcel Giraud has long been acknowledged as the leading European scholar in the filed of the history and development of colonial French Louisiana. Now the long-awaited English translation of Volume One of his Histoire de la Louisiana Francaise makes the results of his meticulous research readily available. Professor Giraud explores all phases of the beginnings of colonization in the vast Louisiana territory from the first voyage of d Iberville to the end of the reign of Louis XIV. He examines the attitude of he French regency, the interest of the Church, and the effects of wars and private monopoly on the struggling settlements along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and on the Mississippi. The almost unbelievable poverty with which the emigrants contended, brought on the their lack of agricultural knowledge and by France s niggardly financial support, is portrayed vividly.Professor Giraud has assembled an immense store of information bolstered by documentation from all available sources. The book includes an excellent bibliography and a list of archival resources. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9780807102473

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Titre : A History of French Louisiana: Reign of ...

Éditeur : Louisiana State University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 1974

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Marcel Giraud has long been acknowledged as the leading European scholar in the filed of the history and development of colonial French Louisiana. Now the long-awaited English translation of Volume One of his Histoire de la Louisiana Française makes the results of his meticulous research readily available. Professor Giraud explores all phases of the beginnings of colonization in the vast Louisiana territory from the first voyage of d'Iberville to the end of the reign of Louis XIV. He examines the attitude of he French regency, the interest of the Church, and the effects of wars and private monopoly on the struggling settlements along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and on the Mississippi. The almost unbelievable poverty with which the emigrants contended, brought on the their lack of agricultural knowledge and by France's niggardly financial support, is portrayed vividly.Professor Giraud has assembled an immense store of information bolstered by documentation from all available sources. The book includes an excellent bibliography and a list of archival resources.

About the Author:

Marcel Giraud retired from the Collège de France in 1972 and now lives in a suburb of Paris. Before beginning his multi-volume history of French Louisiana, Professor Giraud completed a major study of the half-breed question in the Western Provinces of Canada.

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