Modern France: 1880-2002

Paperback | December 15, 2003

EditorJames McMillan

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This final volume of the Short Oxford History of France explores the huge transformations which have taken place in the areas of politics, society, and culture between the late nineteenth and the end of the twentieth centuries. A leading team of historians provide a re-evaluation of modernFrench history based on a new, collaborative approach which offers fresh insights on such themes as economic and social change, women, intellectuals and culture, religion and secularization, as well as an authoritative overview of politics and international relations. The book emphasises throughoutwhat was different about the French experience in relation to other western democracies, and what was distinctive about French political culture and the French sense of national identity.

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This final volume of the Short Oxford History of France explores the huge transformations which have taken place in the areas of politics, society, and culture between the late nineteenth and the end of the twentieth centuries. A leading team of historians provide a re-evaluation of modernFrench history based on a new, collaborative ap...

James F. McMillan is Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of France and Women 1789-1914 (Routledge 2000), and Twentieth Century France (Arnold 1992).

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Format:PaperbackPublished:December 15, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198700598

ISBN - 13:9780198700593

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Table of Contents

James McMillan: IntroductionI. Politics1. James McMillan: Politics, 1880-19142. Kevin Passmore: Politics, 1914-19453. Richard Vinen: Politics, 1945-20004. David Watson: France, Europe, and the Wider WorldII. Society and Culture5. John Horne: The Transformation of Society6. Sian Reynolds: The Condition of Women and the Politics of Gender7. Robert Tombs: Intellectuals and Culture8. Maurice Larkin: Religion and SecularisationJames McMillan: ConclusionFurther ReadingChronologyMaps

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`The 'received' narratives of modern French political history remain so powerful that it is difficult to escape them.'French Studies