France, 1815-1914: The Bourgeois Century

Paperback | March 27, 1986

byRoger Magraw, Douglas Johnson

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In this lively and stimulating study, Roger Magraw examines how the 19th-century French bourgeoisie struggled and eventually succeeded in consolidating the gains it made in 1789. The book describes the attempts of the bourgeoisie to remold France in its own image and its strategy forovercoming the resistance from the old aristocratic and clerical elites and the popular classes. Incorporating the most recent research on religion and anticlericalism, the development of the economy, the role of women in society, and the educational system, this work is the first to drawextensively on the new social history in its interpretation of events in 19th-century France.

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In this lively and stimulating study, Roger Magraw examines how the 19th-century French bourgeoisie struggled and eventually succeeded in consolidating the gains it made in 1789. The book describes the attempts of the bourgeoisie to remold France in its own image and its strategy forovercoming the resistance from the old aristocratic ...

Roger Magraw is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Warwick.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:412 pages, 7.99 × 5.39 × 0.83 inPublished:March 27, 1986Publisher:Oxford University Press

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AcknowledgementsForewordIntroductionPart One: The France of the Notables1. The Indian Summer of the Aristocracy (1815-30)i The Survival of the Aristocracyii The Politics of Reaction (1814-30)iii The Revolution of 18302. The Triumph of the Grande Bourgeoisie? (1830-48)i The Debate on the Nature of the Orleanist Regimeii Orleanism and Capitalismiii Orleanist Ideologyiv Orleanist Politicsv Divisions Within the ElitesPart Two: The Challenge from Below3. The Growth of Popular Protesti Making of the French Working Class?ii The Crisis of Peasant France?4. Revolution and Reaction (1848-51)i The Elites and the Advent of the Republicii The Republic and the Workersiii The Resurgence of the Right (June 1848-51)iv The Republic of the Peasants (1849-51)Part Three: An Authoritarian Interlude (1848-71)5. Bonapartism - a Modernizing Dictatorship?i The Political Economy of Bonapartismii The Bonapartist State and the Elitesiii The Nature and Limits of Bonapartist Populismiv Decline and Fall (1868-70)v The Paris Commune - a Socialist Revolution?Part Four: The Bourgeois Republic (1871-1914)6. Republican Francei The Making of the Conservative Republic (1871-98)ii Capitalist Development and the French Bourgeoisie (1870-1914)iii Economics and Empire?iv The Radical Republic? (1898-1914)7. An Intransigent Right (1871-1914)i The Decline of Royalismii From Nationalism to Proto-fascism?8. Integrating the Workers?i The Workers and the Republic: Alienation or Integration?ii The Search for Socialist Unity (1879-1905)iii Strikers and Syndicalistsiv From Socialist Unity to the Union Sacree (1905-14)9. Peasants into Frenchmen?i The 'Modernization' of Rural France?ii Agricultural Development and the Great Depressioniii Education in the Countryside: 'Progress' or Cultural Genocide?iv Rural Anticlericalismv Class Conflict in the Countryside?vi The 'Revolte du Midi'vii The Peasantry and the Bourgeois RepublicConclusioni The Path to Warii The Consolidation of Bourgeois Hegemony?BibliographyIndex

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