Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order / Edition 2

Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order / Edition 2

by Robert O. Paxton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231124694

ISBN-13: 9780231124690

Pub. Date: 06/15/2001

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Robert O. Paxton's classic study of the aftermath of France's sudden collapse under Nazi invasion utilizes captured German archives and other contemporary materials to construct a strong and disturbing account of the Vichy period in France. With a new introduction and updated bibliography, Vichy France demonstrates that the collaborationist government of

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Robert O. Paxton's classic study of the aftermath of France's sudden collapse under Nazi invasion utilizes captured German archives and other contemporary materials to construct a strong and disturbing account of the Vichy period in France. With a new introduction and updated bibliography, Vichy France demonstrates that the collaborationist government of Marshal Pétain did far more than merely react to German pressures. The Vichy leaders actively pursued their own double agenda—internally, the authoritarian and racist "national revolution," and, externally, an attempt to persuade Hitler to accept this new France as a partner in his new Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231124690
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/15/2001
Edition description:
revised edition
Pages:
438
Sales rank:
1,167,919
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2001 Edition
Introduction to the Morningside Edition (1982)
Acknowledgments
Prologue: Summer 19403
IThe French Quest for Collaboration, 1940-194251
Pierre Laval and the Paris Connection63
The "New Policy," September-December 194069
The Meaning of December 1392
The Cold Shoulder: Flandin and Darlan101
Darlan's Grand Design109
Darlan's Fall and Laval's Return: April 1942131
IIThe National Revolution136
Competing Visions139
An Answer to Decadence146
Moral Order: The Church148
Moral Order: Education and the Young153
Moral Order: The Family165
France for the French168
The State: Liberty and Authority185
Return to the Soil200
Escape from Class and Competition: Corporatism in Power210
From Persuasion to Constraint: The Emerging Police State221
The National Revolution and Fascism228
IIIThe Collaborators234
Ins, Outs, and Notables241
The French Civil War: 1934-37243
The Revenge of the Minorities249
Experts259
Traditionalists268
The Left at Vichy273
IVCollaboration - 1942-44: Between Liberation and Revolution280
Threats to the Social Order - 1: Resistance291
Threats to the Social Order - 2: Second Front299
Last French Bids for Collaboration: 1942-43309
1944: The Dream of Peaceful Transition, the Nightmare of Civil War326
VA Balance Sheet: The Legacy of Vichy330
Breaks and Continuities330
Vichy and French Society352
Was Vichy a Lesser Evil?357
Profits and Losses374
A Moral Balance Sheet380
App. AThe War Question of January 1942387
App. BGlossary of French and German Abbreviations391
Bibliographical Note392
Index417

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