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Description - The Third Republic in France 1870-1940 by William Fortescue

This book is an essential introduction to the major political problems, debates and conflicts which are central to the history of the Third Republic in France, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to the fall of France in June 1940. Illuminating the contemporary issues of the day through a wealth of primary sources including government documents, personal letters, and contemporary newspapers, The Third Republic in France provides an engrossing first-hand account of life in this defining period of French history. This book provides original sources, detailed commentary and helpful chronologies and bibliographies on: the emergence of the regime and the Paris Commune of 1871 Franco-German relations the character of the Third Republic and the nature of French Republicanism and Socialism Church-State relations anti-Semitism and the Dreyfus Affair the role of women and the importance of the national birth-rate the character of the French Right and of French fascism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415169448
ISBN-10: 0415169445
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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