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SELF ORIENTATION PROGRAMME JANUARY 2013 Introduction to the Arts in France FRENCH CULTURE AND CIVILISATION A very rich cultural heritage Architecture Literature Music Painting/Sculpture Cinema Architecture From vestiges of Roman Roman amphitheatres still in use today Lyon (Fourvière) Orange buildings e.g. many 2000 years old Roman amphithéâtres still in use today To ultra modern designs such as the Centre Pompidou in Metz Cathedrals Notre Dame de...

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French Language and New Imperialism

wars were already won by Europeans. The French were mostly interested in the natural resources on the land. Therefore, they were highly motivated to fight against the Chinese in order to keep it because it’s beneficial, economically wise. These previous events led to the separation of territories. Once the French spotted an excellent opportunity in Cambodia, Cambodia had weakened. For many years, the Cambodian monarchy managed to survive as the French controlled the economic affairs of the...

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french timeline

Catarina. Although he was Italian, he had a big influence on the French renaissance. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He truly was the epitome of the “Renaissance Man”. He drew the Vitruvian Man, and the Mona Lisa. 1477 – Burgundy In 1477, the region of Burgundy became the musical center of Europe. All of the most famous French musicians were either from, or performed and practiced in Burgundy...

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Informative Speech on French Culture

I. About France A. Background info 1. Location - Most people associate French culture with Paris, which is a center of fashion, cuisine, art and architecture, but life outside of the City of Lights is very different and varies by region. Historically, the French culture was influenced by Celtic and Gallo-Roman cultures as well as the Franks, a Germanic tribe. France was initially defined as the western area of Germany known as Rhineland but it later came to refer to a territory that was known...

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French Traditions

French Traditions French traditions * Beheading bottles of Champagne at weddings * Puppet shows on Christmas eve * Flying Bells leaving Easter Eggs * Parades and fireworks on Bastille Day Beheading Bottles of Champagne A tradition that is popular at weddings is beheading bottles of champagne using a specially-made saber. The tradition originated in the time of Napoleon when the Hussards under the famous general's command began celebrating victories by swinging a sabre and thus...

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Disharmonious French Government in the Louisiana Colony

The colony of Louisiana has faced many challenges. Besides having settlements along the Gulf Coast and all along the Mississippi River, I think obtaining this colony from the French is a bad idea. The French have had nothing but trouble while trying to set up Louisiana as a colony. The French lacks consistency in governing, they sent the wrong types of settlers, there are no cash crops, and they have trouble with the Native Americans. (Sept. 17,2012). There is a lot of disharmony within the government...

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The French Connection

The French Connection Daniel Cabezas CJ 101, Introduction to Criminal Justice Adrian Bordoni October 14, 2010 The French Connection New York City Cops The NYPD is one of the finest law enforcements when it comes to containing drugs, except one, heroin. The business of drugs exponentially grows to new heights every year. Around the early 70’s, heroine was being brought over to the united states at very high rates. New York City was a famous shipping ground for heroine, which made times...

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French Government's Rejection of Popular American Music and Culture

Introduction The primary focus is the French governmental rejection of popular American music, as well as other components of American culture, in the second half of the twentieth century, derived from France's foreign policy with the USA, and it~ culture. What was interesting were the steps that the French took to protect their culture from what they saw, and continue to see, as the imminent destruction at the hands of popular American culture. Why does the French government reject popular American...

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French Riveria Case Study

Reason for choosing selected region: I chose to do my assignment based on The French Riveria region because I have heard of the many areas that make up the region such as Nice and I would like to do further research on the region as I would like to do my 3rd year placement of studying and working in France here if possible. The French Riveria also known as la Côte d’ Azur is located on the southeast coastline of France. It is home to more than 2 million people with Nice being the region’s largest...

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“Spanish, English, and French Settlements”

“Spanish, English, and French Settlements” The French, Spanish, and English all tried to colonize the Western Hemisphere. The French colonization in America started in the 16th century, and continued through centuries as France created an empire in the Western Hemisphere. They founded most colonies in the east of the U.S.A, and many Caribbean islands. The English were one of the most important colonizers of the Americas, and had a rivalry with the Spanish. The English began colonizing in the...

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