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A Social History of France 1780-1914 : Second Edition - Peter McPhee

A Social History of France 1780-1914

Second Edition

Paperback Published: 28th November 2003
ISBN: 9780333997512
Number Of Pages: 351

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This volume provides an authoritative synthesis of recent work on the social history of France and is now thoroughly revised and updated to cover the 'long nineteenth century' from 1789-1914. Peter McPhee offers both a readable narrative and a distinctive, coherent argument about this century. McPhee explores themes such as peasant interaction with the environment, the changing experience of work and leisure, the nature of crime and protest, changing demographic patterns and family structure, the religious practices of workers and peasants, and the ideology and internal repercussions of colonisation.

"This second edition is welcome news indeed.... without question the most informed view of a dramatic and fascinating period, presenting France and its history in all its spectacularly rich variety."--John Merriman, Yale University

List of maps and tables
List of abbreviations
Preface to second edition
Introduction France in the 1780s
The Revolutionary and Reconstruction of French Society, 1789-92
Republicanism and Counter-Revolution, 1792-5
The Consolidation of Post-Revolutionary Society, 1795-1815
The Social Consequences of the Revolution The World of Notables and Bourgeois, 1815-45
The World of Urban Working People, 1815-45
Rural Change and Continuity, 1815-45
The Mid-Century Crisis, 1846-52
The Transformation of Urban France, 1852-80
The Peak of Rural Civilization, 1852-80
The Social History of Ideas, 1850-80: 'The Moralization of the Masses'?
The Republican Triumph and its Challenges, 1877-1914
Conclusion - plus ...a change?
Notes A Guide to Further Reading
Index
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ISBN: 9780333997512
ISBN-10: 0333997514
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 351
Published: 28th November 2003
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised