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France since The Popular Front By Maurice Larkin (Richard Pares Professor of History, University of Edinburgh)

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Second revised edition originally published in 1988 of a history of France setting the changing fortunes of people and government in an international context. The economic and socio-political record are compared with those of other European states and the foreign policy is assessed.

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France since The Popular Front: Government and People 1936-1996 by Maurice Larkin (Richard Pares Professor of History, University of Edinburgh)

The American Historical Review described the first edition as ' a tour de force; there is no equivalent work in English or French that covers the history of France during the last fifty years with such depth and originality'. The Journal of Modern History found it, 'unusually readable, the work of a literate and witty scholar with easy control of a huge body of material'. In this new edition, Professor Larkin extends his analysis of French history since the Depression to 1996. He examines the factors that have shaped the evolution of French social, economic, and political life, from the short-lived ministries of the Third and Fourth Republics to the greater stability of the Fifth Republic. In addition to his lively portrayals of the principal figures and events of the period, Professor Larkin puts France in its broad international context, comparing the country's economic performance and social record with those of its European neighbours. `The first textbook to cover its period in one volume...An enormous amount of material is presented with clarity and elegance...a volume which cannot fail to become a standard textbook.' English Historical Review `a superb contribution to the literature on contemporary France' Journal of Social History 'A remarkable achievement based on massive research and usefully illustrated with tables and other statistical details...This will undoubtedly become an important reference for all those working in the field...' Modern and Contemporary France 'lively and often amusing narrative...Larkin's concern is with "the interaction of people, government and material change"...This interaction is set most illuminatingly in its comparative context, with much useful statistical data.' Times Higher Education Supplement

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Praise for the first edition: Maurice Larkin has accomplished a kind of tour de force; there is no equivalent work in English or French that covers the history of France during the last fifty years with such depth and originality....It will inevitably find its way onto graduate reading lists and may well be adopted as a text in undergraduate courses in French history, but it may also be read with profit by the specialist. * American Historical Review *

Table of Contents


Preface ; 1. France in the 1930s ; 2. 'La Republique des Deputes': Politics in the 1930s ; 3. The Popular Front: Legend and Legacy ; 4. The Road to Compiegne: Diplomacy and War, 1936-1940 ; 5. The Occupation ; 6. Resistance and Liberation ; 7. Retribution and the New Jerusalem: The CNR Charter ; 8. The Constitution of the Fourth Republic ; 9. The Pattern of Politics, 1946-1954 ; 10. Economic Growth and Social Change, 1947-1973 ; 11. France Overseas, 1944-1954 ; 12. Janus and Cassandra: The Mendes-France Ministry and What Followed, 1954-1955 ; 13. Impasse, 1956-1958 ; 14. 'La Republique des Dupes' ; 15. 'La Republique des Citoyens' ; 16. De Gaulle's Foreign Policy ; 17. Challenge and Response, 1968-1974 ; 18. Reform and Recession: The Giscardian Era, 1974-1981 ; 19. Keynesianism in One Country: The Socialist Experiment ; 20. The Regime on Trial: Cohabitation and Its Consequences, 1986-1988 ; 21. Further Trials: From Rocard to Juppe, 1988-1996 ; 22. The Cold Peace and the Shadow of Germany: International Relations 1986-1996 ; 23. L'Avant-Fin-de-Siecle ; Appendices: I Figures; II Tables; III French Governments 1936-1996; IV The Arts and the Public in the 1930s ; Notes ; Select Bibliography ; Index

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France since The Popular Front: Government and People 1936-1996 by Maurice Larkin (Richard Pares Professor of History, University of Edinburgh)
Maurice Larkin (Richard Pares Professor of History, University of Edinburgh)
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Oxford University Press
1997-07-01
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0198731515
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