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In this concise history of France since 1815, David Parry and Pierre Girard examine distinctive features of contemporary France, tracing their origins, and investigating their continuities and transformations. Each chapter focuses on a particular chronological period: beginning by setting the scene in terms of political events, the narrative then broadens out to consider the wider issues of society, economics, religion, the arts, gender relations, and France's relationship with Europe and with the rest of the world. This clearly written, accessible text will appeal to undergraduates studying French history, politics, and culture, as well as the general reader.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199252299
ISBN-10: 0199252297
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 16mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - D.L.L. Parry

David Parry was formerly a research fellow at Hertford College, Oxford, and is now a consultant with Datamonitor plc. Pierre Girard is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Orleans.