France Since 1871

Yale Course , Fall 2007 , Prof. John Merriman

125 students enrolled

Overview

Introduction - The Paris Commune and Its Legacy - Centralized State and Republic - A Nation? Peasants, Language, and French Identity - The Waning of Religious Authority - Workshop and Factory - Mass Politics and the Political Challenge from the Left - Dynamite Club: The Anarchists - General Boulanger and Captain Dreyfus - Cafs and the Culture of Drink - Paris and the Belle poque - French Imperialism (Guest Lecture by Charles Keith) - The Origins of World War I - Trench Warfare - The Home Front - The Great War, Grief, and Memory (Guest Lecture by Bruno Cabanes) - The Popular Front - The Dark Years: Vichy France - Resistance - Battles For and Against Americanization - Vietnam and Algeria - Charles De Gaulle - May 1968 - Immigration

Lecture 1: Introduction

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        France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Professor Merriman lists the books on the syllabus, and offers a brief précis of each of them. Three of the principal themes of the course will be national identity, linguistic identity, and the consequences of the two world wars. Although the course will consider some well-known historical figures, such as Hitler and de Gaulle, it will also examine the individual histories of ordinary people. 0000 - Chapter 1. Course Introduction 0548 - Chapter 2. Overview of the Reading List 1907 - Chapter 3. Major Themes National Identity and Language 2619 - Chapter 4. Major Themes The World Wars Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educourses This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

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