A History of Modern France

A History of Modern France

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For sophomore/junior/senior-level courses in History of Modern France (1750-Present), French Culture, and French Revolution and Napoleon.This clear and comprehensive history of French society-from the age of the Enlightenment to the present-offers balanced coverage of major political, social, economic, and cultural movements that have shaped France's unique path to modernity. Its straightforward, chronological approach and broad coverage give students the necessary background for a thorough exploration of specialized topics.show more

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  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 539.78g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130309559
  • 9780130309556

Table of contents

1. "The Oldest Nation of Europe." 2. The Structure of Eighteenth-Century French Society. 3. The Preindustrial Economy. 4. Culture and Thought in Eighteenth-Century France. 5. A Government Under Challenge. 6. Collapse of the Old Monarchy. 7. Successes and Failures of the Liberal Revolution. 8. The Revolutionary Republic. 9. The Return to Order. 10. The Napoleonic Years. 11. The Restoration. 12. The July Monarchy and Its Critics. 13. A New Social World. 14. The Revolution of 1848: The Crisis of Bourgeois Society. 15. The Second Empire's Decade of Prosperity. 16. The Second Empire in Difficulties. 17. The Paris Commune and the Origins of the Third Republic. 18. The Republicans in Power. 19. Economic Depression and Political Crises. 20. The Troubled Years of the Fin-de-Siecle. 21. The Belle Epoque. 22. The Coming of the War. 23. Crisis, Victory, Disillusionment. 24. France between the Wars. 25. The Illusion of Normality. 26. From the Popular Front to the War. 27. France in the Second World War. 28. The Road to Liberation. 29. The Revival of the Parliamentary Republic. 30. From the Fourth to the Fifth Republic. 31. A France "Married to Its Century." 32. May 1968 and France after de Gaulle. 33. The Mitterrand Years. 34. A World Cup and a New Place in the World. For Further Reading. Index.show more

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