France Since 1871
Yale,, Fall 2007 , Prof. John Merriman
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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
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France Since 1871 (HIST 276)
The problematic question of when people in France began to consider themselves part of a French nation, with a specifically French national identity, has often been explained in terms of the modernizing progress of the French language at the expense of regional dialects. In fact, the development of French identity in rural France can be seen to have taken place alongside a continued tradition of local cultural practices, particularly in the form of patois. French identity must be understood in terms of the relationship between the official discourse of the metropolitan center and the unique practices of the countrys regions, rather than in terms of the unambiguous triumph of the former over the latter.
0000 - Chapter 1. The Birth of National Identity and Agents of Modernization
0644 - Chapter 2. Regional Languages of France
1520 - Chapter 3. Modernization of Transportation Roads, Railways and Identity-Formation
2542 - Chapter 4. Schoolteachers and Schoolhouses Education, the State, and Identity
3859 - Chapter 5. French Schools and Regional Identity Today
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This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.