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Marianne In Chains By Robert Gildea

Marianne In Chains
by Robert Gildea

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The winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2002. 'If there is one book on Vichy which people should read then this is surely it.' Michael Burleigh.
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Marianne In Chains Summary


Marianne In Chains by Robert Gildea

For the last fifty years, the German Occupation of France has been regarded as a period characterised by four things: cold, hunger, the absence of freedom and above all fear; a time when the indigenous population was cruelly and consistently oppressed by the army of occupation. The people of France were either bold members of the Resistance or craven collaborators. In this riveting and provocative study, Robert Gildea reveals a rather different story, a story which shows that the truth lies - as so often - somewhere in between.

'Excellent... a peculiarly rich book, enlightening about conscription, forced labour, the role of the Catholic Church, sex between German soldiers and French women ('horizontal collaboration') and much else' Frank McLynn, New Statesman

'Gildea's revisionist account is the most convincing and lucid that I have read. Rather as his Oxford colleague Roy Foster did for Irish history (when he rubbished the "400 years of national suffering" version that has had such disastrous consequences), Gildea has succeeded in giving us a startlingly original view of what we thought was a familiar period.' Patrick Marnham, Sunday Telegraph

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Marianne In Chains Reviews


'If there is one book on Vichy which people should read then this is surely it.' Michael Burleigh 'Excellent... a peculiarly rich book, enlightening about conscription, forced labour, the role of the Catholic Church, sex between German soldiers and French women ('horizontal collaboration') and much else' Frank McLynn, New Statesman 'Gildea's revisionist account is the most convincing and lucid that I have read. Rather as his Oxford colleague Roy Foster did for Irish history (when he rubbished the "400 years of national suffering" version that has had such disastrous consequences), Gildea has succeeded in giving us a startlingly original view of what we thought was a familiar period.' Patrick Marnham, Sunday Telegraph

About Robert Gildea


Robert Gildea is Reader in Modern History at the University of Oxford. His previous works include France since 1945. The Past in French History, Barricades and Borders: Europe 1800-1914 and Education in Provincial France.

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GOR001391211
Marianne In Chains by Robert Gildea
Robert Gildea
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2003-06-06
544
0330488651
9780330488655
Winner of Wolfson History Prize 2003 (UK) Short-listed for The Orwell Prize 2003 (UK)
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