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Cultured force : makers and defenders of the French colonial empire

Author: Barnett Singer; John W Langdon
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bridging gaps between intellectual history, biography, and military/colonial history, Barnett Singer and John Langdon provide an interpretation of French imperialism and some of its leading figures from the early modern era through the Fifth Republic. They ask us to rethink and reevaluate, pulling away from the usual shoal of simplistic condemnation. In a series of biographical studies, and with much detail on both  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Singer, Barnett.
Cultured force.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)606237615
Online version:
Singer, Barnett.
Cultured force.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607327126
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barnett Singer; John W Langdon
ISBN: 0299199002 9780299199005 0299199045 9780299199043
OCLC Number: 53131681
Description: xi, 483 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: France's first empire: gains and losses --
Bugeaud and the conquest of Algeria --
Faidherbe of Senegal and West Africa --
Gallieni and Joffre : colonials tragically intertwined --
Lyautey: Prince of Proconsuls --
Heirs to Lyautey --
The twilight of French Colonialism --
Bigeard: last of the line in Vietnam and Algeria --
"A remnant shall remain."
Responsibility: Barnett Singer and John Langdon.
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Bridging the gap between intellectual history/biography and military/colonial history, Barnett Singer and John Langdon provide a revisionist and very readable interpretation of Western and French  Read more...

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