Introduces students to modern France by exploring the emergence and development of France's five republics and the values and ideals of French republicanism. As an introductory book for undergraduates, France Since the Revolution does not assume extensive previous knowledge and contains a complete glossary of the key names used in chapters, as well as a time line for reference and suggestions for further reading. An important resource for student and teachers alike, this accessible book gives its readers a firm base in nineteenth- and twentieth-century French history and culture from which to develop more specialized interests.
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Table of ContentsContents
List of Contributors
Chapter 1: The French Revolution: Origins and Beginnings
Chapter 2: The Revolution of 1848: Republican Principles on Trial
Chapter 3: The Paris Commune of 1871: The Red Republicâ€™s Triumph and Defeat
Chapter 4: The Dreyfus Affair of 1894: Republicanism and its Challengers
Chapter 5: The First World War 1914-1919: Death of the Old World, Birth of the New?
Chapter 6: The Second World War 1939-1945: Divided Selves
Chapter 7: The Brazzaville Conference of 1944: The Dream of a Greater French Republic
Chapter 8: May 1968: Workers Against the Revolution
Chapter 9: The Campaign for Parity in the 1990s: Women and the French Republic
Glossary of Names