Uncertain Idea of France: Essays and Reminiscence on the Third Republic

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Here in one volume, historian Robert J. Young has assembled ten of his previously published essays on France in the 1920s and 1930s, in such a way as to offer an interpretive overview of the contentious Third Republic. An Uncertain Idea of France provides a perspective which emerges from analysis of materials as disparate as French military doctrine and strategic planning, elite and popular mentalites, social biography and cultural propaganda, combined with the author's personal reminiscences about where and how ...
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Here in one volume, historian Robert J. Young has assembled ten of his previously published essays on France in the 1920s and 1930s, in such a way as to offer an interpretive overview of the contentious Third Republic. An Uncertain Idea of France provides a perspective which emerges from analysis of materials as disparate as French military doctrine and strategic planning, elite and popular mentalites, social biography and cultural propaganda, combined with the author's personal reminiscences about where and how his own past has intersected with the past of interwar France.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780820474816
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Pages: 261

Table of Contents

1 Preparations for defeat : French war doctrine in the inter-war period 7
2 La Guerre de longue duree : some reflections on French strategy and diplomacy in the 1930s 30
3 L'Attaque Brusquee and its use as myth in inter-war France 63
4 Reason and madness : France, the axis powers and the politics of economic disorder, 1938-1939 86
5 The use and abuse of fear : France and the air menace in the 1930s 106
6 Cultural politics and the politics of culture : the case of Louis Barthou 139
7 The making of a foreign minister : Louis Barthou (1862-1934) 154
8 A douce and dextrous persuasion : French propaganda and Franco-American relations in the 1930s 187
9 Forgotten words and faded images : American journalists before the fall of France 1940 211
10 Out of the ashes : the American press and France's post-war recovery in the 1920s 235
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