The French At War 1934 1944

Author: Nicholas Atkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317878930
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The French At War 1934 1944 from the Author: Nicholas Atkin. The years 1934 to 1944 remain the most contentious and dramatic decade in modern French history. Covering the Occupation, the Vichy regime, the Resistance and collaboration, Nick Atkin provides an important introduction to this key period. Accessible and concise, the book offers a wide-ranging synthesis of key themes and events. Looking ahead to the present day, the book also examines how the French establishment and public have coped with the legacy of Vichy, and explains why the occupation is still ever present in French politics and everyday life.

A Companion To Europe 1900 1945

Author: Gordon Martel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444391671
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A Companion To Europe 1900 1945 from the Author: Gordon Martel. This volume brings together a distinguished group of international scholars to discuss the major debates in the study of early twentieth-century Europe. Brings together contributions from a distinguished group of international scholars. Provides an overview of current thinking on the period. Traces the great political, social and economic upheavals of the time. Illuminates perennial themes, as well as new areas of enquiry. Takes a pan-European approach, highlighting similarities and differences across nations and regions.

Themes In Modern European History 1890 1945

Author: Nicholas Atkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134222572
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Themes In Modern European History 1890 1945 from the Author: Nicholas Atkin. Themes in Modern European History, 1890–1945 brings together an international team of scholars to address an eclectic range of developments and issues in European history in the period between 1890 and the end of the Second World War. This lively collection of essays adopts a thematic approach, in order to explore comprehensively a period of great change and upheaval in Europe. Concentrating on the main powers in Europe, from Germany, Italy and Russia, to the UK and France, the book links together developments in society, the economy, politics and culture, and establishes them in their political framework. Specially commissioned chapters discuss key issues such as: popular culture the relationship between East and West intellectual and cultural trends the origins and impact of two world wars communism, dictatorship and liberal democracy the relationship of Europe with the wider world. Including a chronology, maps and a glossary, as well as suggestions for further reading, this comprehensive volume is an invaluable and authoritative resource for students of modern European history.

France Since The Second World War

Author: Tyler Edward Stovall
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780582368828
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France Since The Second World War from the Author: Tyler Edward Stovall. /* LB742, 0-582-36882-0 , Stovall, Tyler, France Since the Second World War */ This book focuses in particular on the French role in a global context, and on relations with the US, Europe and the French Empire. Tyler Stovall explores the French post-war recovery and the thirty years of prosperity that followed. Arranged in a broad chronological framework, the book examines the wars France fought against national independence movements in the 1950s and 1960s, and developments in French culture and the intelligentsia, from the events of 1968 to Euro-Disney. The Mitterand era is scrutinized, with coverage of the rising tide of the extreme right, racial conflict and immigration, and new relations with Europe in the post-Soviet era. For readers interested in French history.

Paris At War

Author: David Drake
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 067450481X
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Paris At War from the Author: David Drake. David Drake chronicles the lives of ordinary Parisians during WWII, drawing on diaries and reminiscences of people who endured these years. From his account emerge the broad rhythms and shifting moods of the city and the contingent lives of resisters, collaborators, occupiers, and victims who, unlike us, could not know how the story would end.

France The Dark Years 1940 1944

Author: Julian Jackson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191622885
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France The Dark Years 1940 1944 from the Author: Julian Jackson. The French call them 'the Dark Years'... This definitive new history of Occupied France explores the myths and realities of four of the most divisive years in French history. Taking in ordinary people's experiences of defeat, collaboration, resistance, and liberation, it uncovers the conflicting memories of occupation which ensure that even today France continues to debate the legacy of the Vichy years.

All The Light We Cannot See

Author: Anthony Doerr
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501173219
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All The Light We Cannot See from the Author: Anthony Doerr. "From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father in Paris within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History where he works as the master of the locks (there are thousands of locks in the museum). When she is six, she goes blind, and her father builds her a model of their neighborhood, every house, every manhole, so she can memorize it with her fingers and navigate the real streets with her feet and cane. When the Germans occupy Paris, father and daughter flee to Saint-Malo on the Brittany coast, where Marie-Laure's agoraphobic great uncle lives in a tall, narrow house by the sea wall. In another world in Germany, an orphan boy, Werner, grows up with his younger sister, Jutta, both enchanted by a crude radio Werner finds. He becomes a master at building and fixing radios, a talent that wins him a place at an elite and brutal military academy and, ultimately, makes him a highly specialized tracker of the Resistance. Werner travels through the heart of Hitler Youth to the far-flung outskirts of Russia, and finally into Saint-Malo, where his path converges with Marie-Laure. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work"--

The Shaping Of Liberal Politics In Revolutionary France

Author: Anne Sa'adah
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400861500
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The Shaping Of Liberal Politics In Revolutionary France from the Author: Anne Sa'adah. Marshalling historical materials to make a descriptive argument in social theory, this wide-ranging book compares the liberal revolution in France to the liberal revolutions in England and America and argues that the causes and outcomes of these upheavals were decisive in shaping later patterns of politics. "Conflict is the stuff of politics," writes Anne Sa'adah, and liberal politics, because of its emphasis on the individual and its legitimation of self-interest, complicates the task of creating political community in a particularly interesting way. In England and America, the tension between conflict and community was resolved in a manner consistent with political stability. In France, the tension produced an instability that has surfaced periodically throughout subsequent French history. Why this is so is the subject of a work that treats the making of the modern political world in an unusually systematic way. In France, England, and America, the relationship of the state to society under the prerevolutionary regime limited revolutionary options. Sa'adah focuses on how this relationship created a politics of exclusion in France, while allowing a politics of transaction in England and America. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Petain

Author: Nicholas Atkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317897986
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Petain from the Author: Nicholas Atkin. PĂ©tain (1856-1951) remains one of the most controversial figures in the history of modern France. He was saviour of his country at Verdun in 1916 during the First World War, but tried for treason as head of state of the collaborationist Vichy government after World War II. Were his actions those of a traitor? - or a patriot facing the total disintegration of his country? In exploring the actions of this controversial figure, Nicholas Atkin also reveals the divisions and uncertainties of France herself.