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France From 1851 to the Present : Universalism in Crisis - Roger Celestin

France From 1851 to the Present

Universalism in Crisis

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The Crisis of Modernity is the most comprehensive introduction to modern and contemporary French culture. Bringing together history, literature, and popular culture, this will be the foundational textbook for courses in French Studies. Each section begins with a chronological narrative, which covers the main historical events of the period as well as the interaction between the arts, literature and everyday life. The second part includes a selection of primary documents in translation, which serve as references and illustrations for the historical narrative. Each document will be thoroughly contextualized and analyzed. Documents include historical, archival texts, poetry and other literary texts, and examples of French popular culture. The result is a comprehensive and innovative volume, which will provide students and general readers with an introduction to modern France

'Celestin and DalMolin have written an interesting and thoughtful general cultural history of France over a 150-year period...It will make a good resource for students, given its accessibility and the extensive material presented.' - Timothy Baycroft, French History



'...the work would usefully contribute to any university library, allowing non-Francophone students access to some very useful material and giving them a useful stimulus in forming ideas and analyses.' - Sharif Gemie, Journal of Contemporary European Studies

1851-1944
France at Mid-Century
A Changing World: The Second Empire and Beyond
Scandals and the New in the Republic
War and Peace
Socialism, Fascism and War
1945-2006
From the Liberation Into the Fifties
(De)Colonization
Modernization, Mass Culture, May 68, and Life After de Gaulle
The Socialist Republic
The Republic in the Third Millennium
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ISBN: 9780312239084
ISBN-10: 0312239084
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 17th April 2008
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.8
Edition Number: 1