The Human Tradition In Modern France by K. Steven VincentThe Human Tradition In Modern France by K. Steven Vincent

The Human Tradition In Modern France

EditorK. Steven Vincent, Alison Klairmont-lingo

Paperback | October 1, 2000

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The Human Tradition in Modern France gives a human perspective of the history of France from 1789 to the present, revealed in essays that highlight individuals and intriguing events that too often have been lost under labels and statistics. Students will gain an understanding of the humor and passion in French history from these new, original essays by well-established scholars. This collection also relates the individuals, events, and controversies to current historiographical debates. The Human Tradition in Modern France is an excellent supplementary text for courses on French history and is also useful for courses in world history and Western Civilization.
K. Steven Vincent is professor of history at North Carolina State University. Alison Klairmont-Lingo is an independent scholar.
Title:The Human Tradition In Modern FranceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 8.92 × 6.48 × 0.57 inPublished:October 1, 2000Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0842028056

ISBN - 13:9780842028059

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: 1789-1815Chapter 1: Voices from the Streets in the French RevolutionChapter 2: Death in the Bathtub: Charlotte Corday and Jean-Paul MaratChapter 3: The Chénier Brothers and Jacques-Louis David: Artists in the French RevolutionPart II: 1815-1870Chapter 4: Victor Jacquemont in India: Travel, Identity, and the French Generation of 1820Chapter 5: Désirée Véret or the Past Recaptured: Love, Memory, and SocialismPart III: 1870-1914Chapter 6: Vacher the Ripper of the SouthwestChapter 7: Authority, Revolution, and Work: Views from the Socialist Left in the Fin de SiècleChapter 8: Family and Nation in Belle-Epoque France: The Debate over Léon Blum's Du MariageChapter 9: Notorious Women Speak for Themselves: French Actresses in the Nineteenth CenturyPart IV: 1940-PresentChapter 10: "The Oldest Negro in Paris": A Postcolonial EncounterChapter 11: Régis Debray: Republican in a Democratic AgeChapter 12: The Business of Pleasure: Creating Club Méditerranée, 1950-1970Suggested Readings

Editorial Reviews

This superb collection of essays brings the past two centuries of French history to life like no other single volume I know of. Vivid portraits of men and women-from Jean-Paul Marat and his assassin, Charlotte Corday, in the French Revolution to the first denizens of 'Club Med' in the 1950s-bring into human focus the great political and cultural upheavals of modern France. Many of these articles are page-turners. They all offer fresh perspectives that will make The Human Tradition in Modern France a treasure trove for novices to the subject and seasoned professionals alike.