History of Modern France

ISBN-10: 0205846823

ISBN-13: 9780205846825

Edition: 4th 2013 (Revised)

Authors: Jeremy D. Popkin

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An overview ofthe history of France from the mid-18th century to the present.Organized chronologically, A History of Modern France presents a survey of the dramatic events that have punctuated French history, including the French Revolution, the upheavals of the 19th century, the world wars of the 20th century, and France's current role in the European Union.Written for today's undergraduate students, the text presents scholarly controversies in an unbiased manner and reflects the best of contemporary scholarship in French history.Learning GoalsUpon completing this book readers will be able to:Describe important events in modern French historyUnderstand the political, cultural, social, and economic forces that have shaped contemporary FranceAppreciate the continued importance of French history for students in the 21st centuryNote: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com.
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List price: $94.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 402
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Preface
"The Oldest Nation of Europe"
A Variegated Hexagon
The Historical Heritage
The Structure of Eighteenth-Century French Society
Villages
Cities
Nobles
Clergy
The Preindustrial Economy
The Growth of Population
The Agricultural Economy
Manufacturing and Commerce
Culture and Thought in Eighteenth-Century France
The French Enlightenment
The Eighteenth-Century Public
A Government Under Challenge
The Absolutist System and Its Weaknesses
The Breakdown of Absolutism, 1750 to 1774
The Reign of Louis XVI, 1774-1787
France and the European State System
Collapse of the Old Monarchy
From Failed Reforms to Revolutionary Crisis
Meeting of the Estates-General
The Parliamentary Revolution
The Storming of the Bastille
Successes and Failures of the Liberal Revolution
The "Abolition of Feudalism" and the Declaration of Rights
The October Days
A New Political Culture
The Accomplishments of the National Assembly, 1789 to 1791
The Revolution and the Reform of the Church
The King's Flight and the Crisis of 1791
The Radical Revolution
The Legislative Assembly and the War
The Revolt Against Slavery
The Move Toward War
The Overthrow of the Monarchy
The Convention and the Republic
Girondins and Montagnards
The Dictatorship of the Jacobins
Revolutionary Culture
The Great Terror and Thermidor
The Return to Order
The Thermidorian Reaction
The Directory
The Napoleonic Years
The Consul and the Consulate
The Napoleonic Empire
Elements of Opposition
The End of the Empire
The Restoration
France in 1814
The Return of the Bourbons and the Hundred Days
The Consolidation of Constitutional Monarchy
Postrevolutionary France
The Revolution of 1830
The July Monarchy and Its Critics
The Bourgeois Monarchy and Its Foes
The Regime's Opponents
Prophetic Voices
Orl�anist Liberalism
A New Social World
The Beginnings of French Industrialization
Bourgeois Society
The New Urban World
Cultural Trends
The Revolution of 1848: the Crisis of Bourgeois Society
The February Revolution
The Provisional Government
The June Days and the Conservative Republic
The Troubled Republic
The Second Empire's Decade of Prosperity
The Empire's New Clothes
Haussmann's Rebuilding of Paris
Foreign Adventures
The Second Empire in Difficulties
Domestic Policies in the Empire's Second Decade
The Cultural Climate
The Gamble of the Liberal Empire
The Franco-Prussian War
The Paris Commune and the Origins of the Third Republic
The Government of National Defense
The Uprising of the Commune
The Conservative Republic
The Republicans in Power
French Parliamentary Democracy
The Ferry Era
The Social Bases of the Republic
Economic Depression and Political Crises
The Late-Nineteenth-Century "Great Depression"
The Boulanger Affair
Socialism, Anarchism, and Trade Unions
Catholics and the Republic
The Franco-Russian Treaty and the Fashoda Crisis
The Dreyfus Affair and the Bloc R�publicain
Dreyfus
The Bloc R�publicain
Culture and Society at the Fin de Siecle
Women in French Society
The Beginnings of the French Welfare State
Naturalism, Impressionism, and the Avant-Garde
Mass Culture
The Republic's World's Fairs
An Age of Anxiety
The Belle �poque
The Second Industrial Revolution in France
The Years of Protests
The Onward March of the Avant-Garde
The Coming of the War
Rising Tensions
The Shock
The Ordeal of the War
Crisis, Victory, and Disillusionment
The End of the Union Sacr�e
The Home Front
Clemenceau the "Tiger"
The Postwar Settlement
France Between the Wars
The Domestic Atmosphere
The Quest for Security
The Briand Years
The Illusion of Normality
Economic Recovery
Postwar Society and Culture
The Descent into the Depression
From the Popular Front to the War
The Crisis of February 6, 1934
The Popular Front
Responding to the Fascist Threat Abroad
France Enters Hitler's War
France in the Second World War
The Debacle
The Vichy Regime
The Politics of Collaboration
The Road to Liberation
Daily Life During the War
The Resistance and Charles de Gaulle
Liberation
The Revival of the Parliamentary Republic
The Provisional Government
The Turning Points of 1947
From the Fourth to the Fifth Republic
The Algerian War
De Gaulle's Republic
Algeria and Decolonization
Politics and Economy in De Gaulle's Republic
De Gaulle's Grand Design
Strong Government and Economic Development
Politics in the Gaullist Republic
Society and Culture During the "Thirty Glorious Years"
The Renewal of the Church
A Social Transformation
May 1968 and the End of the Gaullist Era
The Events of May 1968
The Pompidou Presidency
Giscard D'Estaing's "Advanced Liberal Society"
France and the World Economic Crisis
The Intellectual Climate of the "Apr�s-Mai"
The Mitterrand Years
The Elections of 1981
The "U-Turn" of 1983
A Multiethnic France
France Enters the New Millennium
Politics after Mitterrand
France, America, and Globalization
Domestic Issues in the New Millennium
A New Period of Crisis
From Chirac to Sarkozy
France and the World Economic Crisis
Appendix: For Further Reading
Index
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