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Pages: 224

Language: English

Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (27 Feb. 2004)

By: Martin Evans(Author)

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FRANCE 1815-2003

Written in an accessible style and assuming no prior knowledge, the books in this series address the specific needs of students on language courses. Approaching the study of history from an interest in contemporary politics and society, each book offers a clear historical narrative and sets its region into a world context.

Chronological in approach, France 1815-2003 focuses on the main events in French political history, including major socio-economic themes where relevant. Events include the French Revolution, the Bourbon Restoration, the July Monarchy, the Second Republic and the Second Empire, The Third Republic, Occupied France, The Fourth Republic, The Gaullist Revolution, After De Gaulle: Pompidou and Giscard and From 'La Grande Alternance' to 'Normalization'.

Drawing upon the latest research, particular emphasis has been given to the role of political memory, the contribution of women and the impact of colonialism and post-colonialism.

A range of pedagogical devices and a lively prose style ensure that the book is tailor-made to the requirements of French language undergraduates.

The book includes:

. timelines of main events at the start of each chapter

. glossary-style inserts concentrating on non-official perspectives to show the ways in which history has impacted upon the lives of ordinary people

.topics for discussion

.a selection of original documents including songs, posters, diaries and eye-witness accounts

The book will be supplemented by a specialised web-site that will include links, interviews with key historians and further documents.

"France 1815-2003 ranks among the best introductory textbooks currently available thanks to its comprehensive coverage, cogent synthesis of current scholarship, and easy accessibility....Whatever the case, Martin Evans and Emmanuel Godin have done teachers of French and French history a great service and should be commended for their work."--H-France Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer reviews:

  • By Lizzymenorca on 23 December 2011

    If you are looking for a comprehensive explanation of post-revolutionary France, this book is not for you, however, it does provide a fantastic overview of the period, highlighting key dates and events. Useful accompaniment to contemporary French studies.

  • By Patrick Powell on 20 February 2012

    A well thought out and presented introduction to recent french history. The importance of the french contribution to world history in the 19th and 20th centuries cannot be over estimated. An adequate introduction. C'est trés bon.

  • By Mr. Robin Gould on 8 April 2015

    Very useful referecne book for the period

  • By Hannah McGrath on 17 August 2014

    I knew book was secondhand but when I received it and went to have a flick through all the pages were stuck together with sticky stuff, it was coffee stained and looked like it had been dropped in a bath- not happy

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