Cultured Force: Makers and Defenders of the French Colonial Empire by Barnett SingerCultured Force: Makers and Defenders of the French Colonial Empire by Barnett Singer

Cultured Force: Makers and Defenders of the French Colonial Empire

byBarnett Singer, John Langdon

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Bridging gaps between intellectual history, biography, and military/colonial history, Barnett Singer and John Langdon provide a challenging, readable interpretation of French imperialism and some of its leading figures from the early modern era through the Fifth Republic.  They ask us to rethink and reevaluate, pulling away from the usual shoal of simplistic condemnation.  In a series of finely-etched biographical studies, and with much detail on both imperial culture and wars (including World War I and II), they offer a balanced, deep, strong portrait of key makers and defenders of the French Empire, one that will surely stimulate much historical work in the field.

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Barnett Singer is professor emeritus of history at Brock University, Ontario, and his books include Modern France: Mind, Politics, Society and Village Notables in Nineteenth-Century France. John Langdon is professor of history at Le Moyne College and author of July 1914 and coauthor with Edward H. Judge of A Hard and Bitter Peace and T...
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Title:Cultured Force: Makers and Defenders of the French Colonial EmpireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.3 inPublished:February 11, 2008Publisher:University of Wisconsin PressLanguage:English

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"A fascinating set of biographies that explore the military proconsuls who established and maintained France's far-flung colonial empire. This book combines elements of traditional biography, narrative military history, and psychological and intellectual interpretation in a study that offers a good deal more than a mere collective prosopography of some of France's most prominent or 'greatest' imperialists. . . . Scholars of metropolitan and colonial France, military historians, and intellectual historians alike will find that this creative project offers a robust revisionist understanding of colonial proconsuls as cultured, multi-faceted individuals enmeshed in the complex and brutal business of creating, maintaining, and defending the French empire."—Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction