France and Its Empire Since 1870 / Edition 1

France and Its Empire Since 1870 / Edition 1

by Alice Conklin, Sarah Fishman, Robert Zaretsky
     
 

Providing an up-to-date synthesis of the history of an extraordinary nation—one that has been shrouded in myths, many of its own making—France and Its Empire Since 1870 seeks both to understand these myths and to uncover the complicated and often contradictory realities that underpin them. It situates modern French history in transnational and global

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Providing an up-to-date synthesis of the history of an extraordinary nation—one that has been shrouded in myths, many of its own making—France and Its Empire Since 1870 seeks both to understand these myths and to uncover the complicated and often contradictory realities that underpin them. It situates modern French history in transnational and global contexts and also integrates the themes of imperialism and immigration into the traditional narrative.

Authors Alice L. Conklin, Sarah Fishman, and Robert Zaretsky begin with the premise that while France and the U.S. are sister republics, they also exhibit profound differences that are as compelling as their apparent similarities. The authors frame the book around the contested emergence of the French Republic—a form of government that finally appears to have a permanent status in France—but whose birth pangs were much more protracted than those of the American Republic. Presenting a lively and coherent narrative of the major developments in France's tumultuous history since 1870, the authors organize the chapters around the country's many turning points and confrontations. They also offer detailed analyses of politics, society, and culture, considering the diverse viewpoints of men and women from every background including the working class and the bourgeoisie, immigrants, Catholics, Jews and Muslims, Bretons and Algerians, rebellious youth, and gays and lesbians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199735181
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/12/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Map of the French Empire, 1939
Map of the Francophone world
Preface
1. An Embattled Republican Tradition, 1792-1870
2. L'Annee Terrible, 1870-71
3. The Return of the Repbulic, 1885-1894
4. The Imperial Republic, 1885-1894
5. The Republic Divided, 1894-1914
6. The Great War, 1914-1918
7. The Deceptive Peace, 1919-1929
8. The Republic in Peril, 1929-1940
9. The Dark Years, 1940-1945
10. Picking Up the Pieces at Home and Overseas, 1945-1958
11. De Gaulle Forges a New Republic, 1958-1969
12. A New France in New Europe, 1969-1981
13. A Republic of the Center, 1981-1995
14. France Since 1995
Abbreviations
Index

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