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Certain ideas of France : essays on French history and civilization

Author: H L Wesseling
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Series: Contributions to the study of world history, no. 98.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a variety of perspectives on contemporary French history and historians.

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Wesseling, one of the Netherlands' most respected contemporary historians, offers a great variety of studies and essays on modern French history and historians. The work is unique in its combination of biographical and structural approaches.

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Wesseling, H.L.
Certain ideas of France.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(OCoLC)603719344
Online version:
Wesseling, H.L.
Certain ideas of France.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606758478
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H L Wesseling
ISBN: 0313323410 9780313323416
OCLC Number: 48618065
Language Note: Translated from the Dutch.
Description: xvi, 205 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part I. Culture and Society --
1. Ary Scheffer and His Time --
2. The Paris of Emile Zola --
3. Pierre de Coubertin: Sport and Ideology in the Third Republic, 1870-1914 --
4. Commotion at the Sorbonne: The Debate on the French University, 1910-1914 --
Part II. Intellectuals and Politics --
5. Reluctant Crusaders: French Intellectuals and the Dreyfus Affair --
6. Robert Brasillach and the Temptation of Fascism --
7. An Intellectual in Politics: Raymond Aron, 1905-1983 --
Part III. Politics and Diplomacy --
8. Constants in French Foreign Policy --
9. Was de Gaulle Right? --
10. Charles de Gaulle and Charles Peguy: A Certain Idea of France --
Part IV. History and Historians --
11. Gabriel Hanotaux: An Historian in Politics --
12. The Annales School and the Writing of Contemporary History: The First Fifty Years --
13. Fernand Braudel: Historian of the "Longue Duree."
Series Title: Contributions to the study of world history, no. 98.
Other Titles: Vele ideeën over Frankrijk.
Responsibility: H.L. Wesseling ; foreword by Eugen Weber.
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