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The Third Republic from its Origins to the Great War, 1871-1914 : Cambridge History of Modern France - Jean-Marie Mayeur

The Third Republic from its Origins to the Great War, 1871-1914

Cambridge History of Modern France

Paperback Published: 2nd May 1988
ISBN: 9780521358576
Number Of Pages: 416

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This book provides a detailed account of French history from the origins of the Third Republic, born out of the collapse of Napoleon III's Second Empire, to the coming of the Great War in 1914. The earlier years of the Republic were characterized by slow social change, yet French society managed to emancipate itself from the influence of the Church and acquire a more positively democratic outlook. Part I begins with the fall of the 'notables' and the victory of the republicans. Then follows a picture of the economy and society of late nineteenth-century France, and an examination of spiritual and cultural development under the increasing threat from nationalist and socialist forces. The moderate's brief ascendancy at the end of the century, followed by the extreme sentiments unleashed at the time of the Dreyfus affair, brings the story in Part II to a more passionately political period, when the Republic finally became established as a bulwark of bourgeois prosperity, witnessing the rise of the banks and big business, and the dangerous revival of colonial expansion.

A note on the translation
The Origins of the Third Republic, 1871-1898
The end of the notables, 1871-1879
Economy and society
The period of Jules Ferry, 1879-1885
Beliefs and cultures
The Republic confronted by nationalism and socialism
The moderate Republic, 1889-1898
A Radical Republic? 1898-1914
The Dreyfus affair
The France of the left-wing Bloc and the rise of Radicalism
Crisis and death of the Bloc, 1904-1907
The days of Imperialism
The avant-garde movements
France in 1914
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ISBN: 9780521358576
ISBN-10: 0521358574
Series: Cambridge History of Modern France
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 2nd May 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.19  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.63

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