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Citizenship and Wars : France in Turmoil 1870-1871 - Bertrand Taithe

Citizenship and Wars

France in Turmoil 1870-1871

Paperback Published: 12th April 2001
ISBN: 9780415239288
Number Of Pages: 288

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The early years of democracy in France were marked by a society divided by civil war, class war and violent conflict. Citizenship and Wars explores the concept of citizenship in a time of social and political upheaval, and considers what the conflict meant for citizen-soldiers, women, children and the elderly. This highly original argument based on primary research brings new life to debates about the making of French identity in the 19th century.
Putting the latest theoretical thinking into empirical use, the author assesses how the function of the state and its citizens changed during the Paris Commune and Franco-Prussian War. The study considers fresh issues such as:
*how the people coped with the collapse of their government
*what the upheaval meant for the provinces of France
*how the issue of citizenship affected religious identities
*the differences between colonial Algeria and metropolitan France.

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"This fascinating and original study investigates the meaning of citizenship during a period of violence, war, and civil war..."Citizenship and Wars has the makings of an attractive books for classroom use." -Leslie Page Moch, International Migration Review

Acknowledgementsp. x
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Total War, Civil War and 'Modernity'p. 21
The Crisis of Citizenship and La Socialep. 38
Municipal Freedom and Warp. 59
Religious Identities and Citizenshipp. 81
The Enemy Withinp. 104
The Brutalisation of French Politicsp. 124
The French State in Questionp. 144
Union and Unityp. 161
p. 174
p. 182
Notesp. 185
Bibliographyp. 228
Indexp. 252
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ISBN: 9780415239288
ISBN-10: 0415239281
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 12th April 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1