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France since 1945 [electronic resource] / Robert Gildea.

By: Gildea, Robert.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (xii, 351 p.).ISBN: 1423756398 (electronic bk.); 9781423756392 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): France -- Politics and government -- 1945- | National characteristics, French | Social change | France -- History -- 1945- | HISTORYGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: France since 1945.DDC classification: 944.083 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Crisis of empire -- Crisis in the state -- Echoes of the occupation -- Thirty glorious, twenty inglorious years -- The one and indivisible republic? -- Cultural revolutions -- The republic of the centre -- France in search of a world role.
Summary: The last fifty years of French history have seen immense challenges for the French: constructing a new European order, building a modern economy, searching for a stable political system. It has also been a time of anxiety and doubt. The French have had to come to terms with the legacy of the German Occupation, the loss of Empire, the political and social implications of the influx of foreign immigrants, the rise of Islam, the destruction of rural life, and the threat of Anglo-American culture to French language and civilization.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [302]-325) and index.

Crisis of empire -- Crisis in the state -- Echoes of the occupation -- Thirty glorious, twenty inglorious years -- The one and indivisible republic? -- Cultural revolutions -- The republic of the centre -- France in search of a world role.

The last fifty years of French history have seen immense challenges for the French: constructing a new European order, building a modern economy, searching for a stable political system. It has also been a time of anxiety and doubt. The French have had to come to terms with the legacy of the German Occupation, the loss of Empire, the political and social implications of the influx of foreign immigrants, the rise of Islam, the destruction of rural life, and the threat of Anglo-American culture to French language and civilization.

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