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French History Since Napoleon : Hodder Arnold Publication - Martin Alexander

French History Since Napoleon

Hodder Arnold Publication

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780340677315
Number Of Pages: 452

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This exploration of France since Napoleon offers a "route map" over the main contours of modern French history. Political history is represented, with chapters discussing the character of each regime from the Restoration in 1815 through the Second Republic and Empire, the Third Republic and Vichy, to the Fifth Republic. The book ranges extensively over themes such as social change and economic development, the place of women, cultural politics, artistic developments and popular taste. Treatment is also given to the French experience of empire, decolonization and aftermath, as well as to France's foreign and security policies and the effects of war, defeat and occupation in 1870-71, 1914-18, and 1940-44.

An excellent and up-to-date collection of essays which all students of modern French history will find valuable. William Doyle, Professor of History, University of Undergraduates, and anyone who wishes to understand contemporary France, should be urged to invest in a copy. Journal of the Historical Association Martin Alexander and his contributors have provided us with a collection that is impressive for both its range and its execution. The 17 contributions cover political, social, economic, cultural, gender, intellectual and colonial histories. Dr P Smith, Modern and Contemporary France

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Acknowledgements
Introduction: historians and the peculiarities of French historyp. 1
Revolution, Restoration(s) and beyond: changes, continuities and the enduring legacies of 1789p. 31
Inventing politics: from Bourbon Restoration to republican monarchyp. 59
Society and people in the nineteenth centuryp. 80
Paris versus the provinces: regionalism and decentralization since 1789p. 106
Outsiders by birth? Women, the Republic and political historyp. 127
The Catholic Church and politics in twentieth-century Francep. 147
The 'Jewish question' from Dreyfus to Vichyp. 172
The clash of ideas: political thought, intellectuals and the meanings of 'France', 1890-1945p. 203
1940 and the crisis of interwar democracy in Francep. 222
Renewal, repression and Resistance: France under the Nazi occupation, 1940-1944p. 244
Defending France: foreign policy and the quest for security 1850s-1990sp. 266
France's cultural clashes: arts and taste since the impressionistsp. 293
What about the workers? The trade unions' 'short century'p. 314
'Not backward but different'? The debate on French 'economic retardation'p. 336
The French economy since 1930p. 364
From colonialism to post-colonialism: the French empire since Napoleonp. 391
Indexp. 416
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ISBN: 9780340677315
ISBN-10: 0340677317
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1