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Certain Ideas of France : Essays on French History and Civilization

Author: H L Wesseling; Eugen Weber
Publisher: Greenwood Press [Imprint] Portsmouth : Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC [Distributor] June 2002
Series: Contributions to the Study of World History Ser., Vol. 98.
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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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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H L Wesseling; Eugen Weber
ISBN: 9780313323416 0313323410
OCLC Number: 870335300
Target Audience: Scholarly & Professional
Description: 1 online resource (224 p.) ill.
Contents: Foreword by Eugen Weber Preface Culture and Society Ary Scheffer and His Time The Paris of Emile Zola Pierre de Coubertin: Sport and Ideology in the Third Republic, 1870-1914 Commotion at the Sorbonne: The Debate on the French University, 1910-1914 Intellectuals and Politics Reluctant Crusaders: French Intellectuals and the Dreyfus Affair Robert Brasillach and the Temptation of Fascism An Intellectual in Politics: Raymond Aron, 1905-1983 Politics and Diplomacy Constants in French Foreign Policy Was de Gaulle Right? Charles de Gaulle and Charles Peguy: A Certain Idea of France History and Historians Gabriel Hanotaux: An Historian in Politics The Annales School and the Writing of Contemporary History: The First Fifty Years Fernand Braudel: Historian of the "Longue DuREe" Index
Series Title: Contributions to the Study of World History Ser., Vol. 98.

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