Journals Higher Education



12 March 2010

448 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199735181

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Bookseller Code (04)

France and Its Empire Since 1870

Alice Conklin, Sarah Fishman, and Robert Zaretsky

  • Includes introductory background material, allowing the authors to draw on themes dating back to the 1789 Revolution
  • Provides extensive coverage of developments since World War II
  • Features ample illustrations and maps
  • Offers a truly global history, contextualizing many of the events that have landed France in the international news including the integration of Europe, periodic anti-American sentiment among the French and vice versa, race riots, French military interventions in Africa, Corsican nationalism, superb social services, and the rise of extremism on the far right
  • Integrates the history of the empire into that of France by examining the consequences of overseas expansion, particularly the ways in which the French have absorbed and reshaped their ideas, political practices, and tastes through conquest of other peoples and contact with their cultures