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Peasants into Frenchmen : the modernization of rural France, 1870-1914

Author: Eugen Weber
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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France achieved national unity much later than is commonly supposed. This book traces how France underwent a veritable crisis of civilization in the early years of the French Republic as traditional  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eugen Weber
ISBN: 0804708983 9780804708982 0804710139 9780804710138
OCLC Number: 2460557
Description: xv, 615 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Country of savages --
Mad beliefs --
King's foot --
Alone with one's fellows --
From justice, Lord. deliver us! --
Wealth of tongues --
France, one and indivisible --
Working of the land --
Give us this day --
From 'substinance' to 'habitat' --
Family --
Agencies of change --
Roads, roads, and still more roads --
Keeping up with yesterday --
Rus in urbe --
Peasants and politics --
Migration: an industry of the poor --
Migration of another sort: military service --
Civilizing in earnest: schools and schooling --
Dieu est-il Francais? --
Priests and the people --
Change and assimilation --
Way of all feasts --
Charivaris --
Markets and fairs --
Veillées --
Oral wisdom --
Fled is that music --
Le papier qui parle --
Wring out the old --
Cultures and civilization --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Eugen Weber.

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