France since 1800: Squaring the Hexagon

Paperback | January 15, 2003

byD.L.L. Parry, Pierre Girard

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In this concise history of France since 1815, David Parry and Pierre Girard examine distinctive features of contemporary France, tracing their origins, and investigating their continuities and transformations. Each chapter focuses on a particular chronological period: beginning by setting thescene in terms of political events, the narrative then broadens out to consider the wider issues of society, economics, religion, the arts, gender relations, and France's relationship with Europe and with the rest of the world. This clearly written, accessible text will appeal to undergraduatesstudying French history, politics, and culture, as well as the general reader.

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In this concise history of France since 1815, David Parry and Pierre Girard examine distinctive features of contemporary France, tracing their origins, and investigating their continuities and transformations. Each chapter focuses on a particular chronological period: beginning by setting thescene in terms of political events, the narr...

David Parry was formerly a research fellow at Hertford College, Oxford, and is now a consultant with Datamonitor plc. Pierre Girard is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Orleans.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:January 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199252297

ISBN - 13:9780199252299

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The new regime: 1800-18242. Charles X to Marshal MacMahon: 1824-18773. Republic, state and nation confront the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost 1877-19144. The stranglehold of the Great Patriotic War: 1914-19265. Disaster and renewal: 1926-19586. A new republic, a new France: 1958-2002Conclusion: The normalization of France? Today . . . and tomorrow?ChronologyGuide to further readingIndex