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France Since 1871

Yale,, Fall 2007 , Prof. John Merriman

Updated On 02 Feb, 19

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

Includes

Lecture 13: The Origins of World War I

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Lecture Details

France Since 1871 (HIST 276)

The traditional, diplomatic history of World War I is helpful in understanding how a series of hitherto improbable alliances come to be formed in the early years of the twentieth century. In the case of France and Russia, this involves a significant ideological compromise. Along with the history of imperial machinations, however, World War I should be understood in the context of the popular imagination and the growth of nationalist sentiment in Europe.

0000 - Chapter 1. Tangled Maps of Empire Diplomatic Origins of the First World War
0724 - Chapter 2. A Delicate Balances The Shifting Alliances of the Great Powers
1926 - Chapter 3. The British Empire on the World Stage Capabilities on the Continent
3229 - Chapter 4. Mounting Tensions in Alsace-Lorraine The Saverne Crisis
4014 - Chapter 5. War Expectations and Enthusiasm

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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Sam

Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.

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Dembe

Great course. Thank you very much.

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