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1.1.1 Natural borders: the Hexagon takes shape
1.1.2 Local colour: the regions of France
1.2.1 An emergent state: from cavemen to Emperors
1.2.2 Heroes and villains: how Jeanne,
1.2.3 Beauty and the beast: modern France
1.3.2 Language barriers: protecting the mother tongue
1.3.3 Being French: the national psyche
2.1.1 Reading habits and the lionised author
2.1.2 A taste for the epic: early French literature
2.1.3 Taking the initiative: French Renaissance writing
2.1.4 Height of good taste:
2.1.5 A revolution of words:
2.1.6 The modern way: 20th century
2.1.7 The outsiders: foreign authors inspired by France
2.2.1 Thinking man’s game:
2.2.2 Founding father:
2.2.3 Thought processes:
2.2.4 Sartre to Derrida: philosophy in modern France
3.1.1 Master strokes: the tradition of French art
3.1.2 The first French masters
3.1.3 Light fantastic: the Impressionists
3.1.4 Maintaining the momentum: post-Impressionism
3.1.5 Seeing the world afresh:
3.1.6 Identity crisis: post-war and contemporary art
3.1.7 Form and function: French design
3.2.1 Classical remains: Gallo-Roman architecture
3.2.2 Heaven sent: French medieval architecture
3.2.3 Grand designs:
3.2.4 Capital ideas: the streets and buildings of Paris
3.2.5 Making concrete plans: modern architecture
3.2.6 Closer to home: domestic architecture
4.1.1 France on song: the chanson
4.1.2 French classical music
4.1.3 France adopts jazz
4.1.4 Modern music: the growth of home-grown talent
4.2.1 Setting the scene: from miracles to Molière
4.2.2 Theatre for the masses: Romanticism to Realism
4.2.3 State of play: modern French theatre
4.2.4 Lingua Franca: French opera
4.2.5 Keeping in step: French dance
4.2.6 Bonne humeur: modern French comedy
5.1.1 The seventh art: the importance of French cinema
5.1.2 Birth of film: the Lumière brothers get things moving
5.1.3 Golden age: the historical epics
5.1.4 Capturing the mood: New Wave
5.1.5 Mixing it up: French film in the late 20th century
5.1.6 Individual flourishes: contemporary French cinema
5.1.7 Outside looking in: global interest
5.1.8 Celebrating the movie: French film festivals
5.2.1 Image conscious: the dawn of photography
5.2.2 On a roll: modern and contemporary photography
5.3.1 La mode Française: a history of looking good
5.3.2 Haute times: a century of French style
6.1.1 Pressing matters: national and regional newspapers
6.1.2 Magazine rack: from Paris Match to Marie Claire
6.1.3 Viewing habits: French television
6.1.4 Home advantage: French radio
6.1.5 Overexposure: the cult of celebrity
6.1.6 New media: emailing and the Internet
6.2.1 Staying in touch: posting a letter and making a call
6.2.2 Transport links: how the French get around
7.1.1 A national obsession: the French love of food
7.1.2 Regional specialities: truly local tastes
7.1.3 Staple diet: bread, charcuterie and cheese
7.1.4 Eating habits: in the home and going out
7.1.5 Buying food: markets, shops and supermarkets
7.2.1 More than just a drink: the culture of French wine
7.2.2 Viti-culture: the French wine regions
7.2.3 Drinking culture: beyond wine
7.2.4 Drinking habits: when and where to indulge
8.1 Reading between the layers:
8.2 Belief systems: religion and values
8.3 Politics, the French state and green issues
8.4 Money matters: the economy,
8.5 Law of the land: rules and regulations
8.6 French lessons: education
8.7 Time out: festivals, free time and holidays
8.8 Sporting heroes: les bleus,
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Speak the Culture - France

Speak the Culture - France

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Published by: Luiza Kemenes on Mar 17, 2013
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