Socialism In Provence, 1871-1914

Socialism In Provence, 1871-1914

by Tony Judt


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Departing from the usual emphasis on an urban and industrial context for the rise of socialism, Socialism in Provence 1871-1914 offers instead a reinterpretation of the early years of Marxist socialism in France among the peasantry. By focusing on a limited period and a particular region, Judt provides an account both of the character of political behavior in the countryside and of the history of left-wing politics in France.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814743546
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Tony Judt was a University Professor, the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European Studies, and director of the Remarque Institute at NYU.

Table of Contents

Maps and tables viii

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xiii

Part 1 The Var 1

1 The regional setting 1

2 Social and economic change 1871-1914 23

3 Political developments 1871-1914 53

4 The social geography of the left 100

Part 2 Why Socialism ? 138

5 The economic crisis 138

6 Provençal sociability 154

7 Education and an absent Church 175

8 Feuds and personalities 200

9 The'Var rouge'? 217

Part 3 Politics and the French Peasantry 239

10 From the Var to France 239

11 Politics in the countryside 254

12 The roots of socialism 281

Notes 311

A note on sources 337

Sources and bibliography 343

Index 363

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