Modern France: 1880-2002 / Edition 1

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Overview


The concluding volume in the Short Oxford History of France series captures the essence of the huge transformations that have taken place in France since the late nineteenth century. In a set of thematic chapters drawing on recent research, a leading international team of historians has produced a genuine re-evaluation of modern French history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198700593
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Series: Short Oxford History of France Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James F. McMillan is Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of France and Women 1789-1914 (Routledge 2000), and Twentieth Century France (Arnold 1992).

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Table of Contents

General editor's preface
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Introduction: Republic and nation in the belle epoque 1
1 Consolidating the Republic: politics 1880-1914 12
2 The Republic in crisis: politics 1914-1945 39
3 The Fifth Republic as parenthesis? Politics since 1945 74
4 France, Europe, and the world: international politics since 1880 103
5 The transformation of society 127
6 Women: distant vistas, changed lives 150
7 Culture and the intellectuals 173
8 Religion, anticlericalism, and secularization 203
Conclusion: France in the twenty-first century 228
Further reading 234
Chronology 246
Maps 252
Index 259
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