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Description - France, 1934-1970 by Richard Vinen

This book describes the history of France between the anti-parliamentary riots of 1934 and the death of de Gaulle in 1970. It is written as a series of interpretative essays rather than a straight chronological account. Special emphasis is laid on the broad social conflicts - between classes, sexes and generations - that underlay the complicated party politics of France. Attention is also given to the episodes - the rule of the Vichy government, the Algerian war, the 'thirty glorious years of economic growth', and the student riots of 1968 - that helped to transform the nation of Clochemerle into that of Concorde.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333613603
ISBN-10: 0333613600
Format: Paperback / softback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Vinen

RICHARD VINEN lectures in History at King's College, London, UK.

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