France Since 1870: Culture, Society and the Making of the Republic

Paperback | February 15, 2009

byCharles Sowerwine

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Widely praised when it was first published, this new edition has been brought up to the present and thoroughly revised to take into account the latest research. It now includes maps and more coverage of topics such as: racial strife, colonial difficulties, France's role in post-war European integration (including the EU), and women and gender.

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Widely praised when it was first published, this new edition has been brought up to the present and thoroughly revised to take into account the latest research. It now includes maps and more coverage of topics such as: racial strife, colonial difficulties, France's role in post-war European integration (including the EU), and women and...

CHARLES SOWERWINE is Professor of History at University of Melbourne, Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pages, 9.21 × 6.11 × 1.38 inPublished:February 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230573398

ISBN - 13:9780230573390

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface
Preface to Second Edition
Abbreviations
French Regimes since 1789
PART ONE: THE BIRTH OF THE THIRD REPUBLIC, 1870-1885
France in 1870
The Franco-Prussian War and the Paris Commune (1870-71)
The Triumph of Republicanism, 1871-1885
The Social and Cultural Bases of Republicanism
PART TWO: TESTING TIME FOR THE REPUBLIC, 1885-1918
Challenges to the Republic (1): Constructing the Modern Right
Challenges to the Republic (2): Constructing the Modern Left
The Cultural Revolution of the Belle Epoque
The Great War 1914-1918
PART THREE: THE DECLINE OF THE REPUBLIC, 1919-1940
France after the War 1919-28
France in the Depression 1929-35
The Popular Front 1936-37
Culture Between the Wars
The Fall of France 1938-1940
PART FOUR: THE VICHY INTERLUDE AND ITS AFTERMATH, 1940-46
Vichy in Power, 1940-4
Resistance and Liberation, 1942-4
Liberated France 1944-46
Existentialism: Culture of the Resistance?
PART FIVE: THE FOURTH REPUBLIC, 1946-58
Cold War, Vietnam War, 1946-58
The 1950s - Of Coke and Culture
The Algerian War Erupts, 1954-57
The Fall of the Fourth Republic,1958
PART SIX: THE FIFTH REPUBLIC UNDER DE GAULLE, 1958-69
De Gaulle's Republic 1958-68
Cultural Explosion: New Theory, New Cinema, New Novel
Social Explosion: May '68
PART SEVEN: THE FIFTH REPUBLIC AFTER DE GAULLE, 1969-
Pompidou and Giscard's Republic 1969-81
Mitterrand's Republic I: 'Socialist France'? 1981-8
Mitterrand's Republic II: Decline and Fall, 1988-95
France Since 1995
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Index