In this invaluable reference work, the world's foremost authorities on France's political, social, cultural, and intellectual history explore the history and meaning of the French Republic and the challenges it has faced. Founded in 1792, the French Republic has been defined and redefined by a succession of regimes and institutions, a multiplicity of symbols, and a plurality of meanings, ideas, and values. Although constantly in flux, the Republic has nonetheless produced a set of core ideals and practices fundamental to modern France's political culture and democratic life.
Based on the influential Dictionnaire critique de la république, published in France in 2002, The French Republic provides an encyclopedic survey of French republicanism since the Enlightenment. Divided into three sections"Time and History," "Principles and Values," and "Dilemmas and Debates"The French Republic begins by examining each of France's five Republics and its two authoritarian interludes, the Second Empire and Vichy. It then offers thematic essays on such topics as Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity; laicity; citizenship; the press; immigration; decolonization; anti-Semitism; gender; the family; cultural policy; and the Muslim headscarf debates. Each essay includes a brief guide to further reading.
This volume features updated translations of some of the most important essays from the French edition, as well as twenty-two newly commissioned English-language essays, for a total of forty entries. Taken together, they provide a state-of-the art appraisal of French republicanism and its role in shaping contemporary France’s public and private life.
Contributors: Anne-Claude Ambroise-Rendu, Université de Paris X; Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); Jean Baubérot, EHESS; Edward Berenson, New York University; John R. Bowen, Washington University in St. Louis; Herrick Chapman, New York University; Alice L. Conklin, The Ohio State University, Vincent Duclert, EHESS; Steven Englund, The American University of Paris; Éric Fassin, École Normale Supérieure, Paris; Stéphane Gerson, New York University; Nancy L. Green, EHESS; Patrice Gueniffey, EHESS; Sudhir Hazareesingh, University of Oxford; Ivan Jablonka, Université du Maine, Le Mans, and Collège de France; Julian Jackson, Queen Mary University of London; Paul Jankowski, Brandeis University; Jeremy Jennings, Queen Mary University of London; Dominique Kalifa, University of Paris 1 Panthéon–Sorbonne; Lloyd Kramer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Cécile Laborde, University College London and Institute for Advanced Study; Herman Lebovics, Stony Brook University; Mary Dewhurst Lewis, Harvard University; Philip Nord, Princeton University; Karen M. Offen, Stanford University; Christophe Prochasson, EHESS; Emmanuelle Saada, Columbia University and EHESS; Martin Schain, New York University; Joan Wallach Scott, Institute for Advanced Study; Jerrold Seigel, New York University; Todd Shepard, The Johns Hopkins University; Daniel J. Sherman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Bonnie G. Smith, Rutgers University; Frédéric Viguier, New York University; Rosemary Wakeman, Fordham University; François Weil, EHESS; Johnson Kent Wright, Arizona State University.
Translations from the French by Arthur Goldhammer.
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About the Author
Edward Berenson is Professor of History and French Studies at New York University. He is the author of The Trial of Madame Caillaux and Heroes of Empire, among other books.
Vincent Duclert, France's leading expert on the Dreyfus Affair, is the author of books including L'Affaire Dreyfus and Dreyfus au Panthéon.
Christophe Prochasson, one of France's top cultural and political historians, is the author of books including Les années électriques, 1880–1910 and Au nom de la patrie.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Transatlantic Histories of France
Edward Berenson and Vincent Duclert, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Part I: Time and History
1. The Enlightenment
Johnson Kent Wright
2. The First Republic
Patrice Gueniffey, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
3. The Second Republic
4. The Republicans of the Second Empire
Sudhir Hazareesingh, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
5. The Third Republic
6. War and the Republic
Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
7. The Republic and Vichy
Julian Jackson, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
8. The Fourth Republic
9. The Fifth Republic
Part II. Principles and Values
Anne-Claude Ambroise-Rendu, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Patrice Gueniffey, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Jean Baubérot, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
Cécile Laborde, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
17. The Republic and Justice
18. The State
19. The Civilizing Mission
Alice L. Conklin
Joan Wallach Scott
21. The Press
Dominique Kalifa, translated by Renée Champion and Edward Berenson
22. Times of Exile and Immigration
23. The USA, Sister Republic
François Weil, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
24. The Local
Part III. Dilemmas and Debates
25. The Republic and the Indigènes
Emmanuelle Saada, translated by Renée Champion and Edward Berenson
Mary Dewhurst Lewis
27. The Immigration History Museum
Nancy L. Green
28. Decolonization and the Republic
29. The Suburbs
30. The Republic and the Veil
John R. Bowen
31. Antisemitism, Judeophobia, and the Republic
32. Feminism and the Republic
33. Gender and the Republic
Bonnie G. Smith
34. Order and Disorder in the Family
35. Children and the State
Daniel J. Sherman
37. Intellectuals and the Republic
38. Cultural Policy
American Perspectives on the French Republic
Beyond the "Republican Model"
Vincent Duclert, translated by Arthur Goldhammer