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A small city in France

Author: Françoise Gaspard
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The picturesque town of Dreux, 60 miles west of Paris, quietly entered history in 1821, when Victor Hugo won the hand of his beloved there. Another century and a half would pass before the town made history again, but this time there was nothing quiet about it. In 1983, Jean-Francois Le Pen's National Front candidates made a startling electoral gain in the Dreux region. Its liberal traditions had ended abruptly.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gaspard, Françoise.
Small city in France.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)607747334
Online version:
Gaspard, Françoise.
Small city in France.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)623562624
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Françoise Gaspard
ISBN: 0674810961 9780674810969 067481097X 9780674810976
OCLC Number: 30474915
Language Note: Translation of: Une petite ville en France.
Description: xi, 194 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Revisiting Dreux; intruders in the city; crucible and crisis; the irresistible rise of the right; rediscovering the citizen.
Other Titles: Petite ville en France.
Responsibility: Françoise Gaspard ; translated by Arthur Goldhammer.

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This text analyzes the changes that occurred in the French town of Dreux, 60 miles west of Paris, when Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front candidates made a startling electoral gain in 1983 and ended  Read more...

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