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Modern France: A Very Short Introduction

Vanessa Schwartz

October 2011

ISBN: 9780195389418

152 pages

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Very Short Introductions

Price: £7.99



A lively and informative short volume that shows that France is not a faded glory but rather a place that has defined and shaped the key issues of our contemporary world.

  • A concise reinterpretation of modern French history in a global context
  • Rich details and anecdotes in a synthetic account

About the Author(s)

Vanessa Schwartz, Professor of History, University of Southern California

Vanessa Schwartz is Professor of History at the University of Southern California and author of It's SO French! Hollywood, Paris and the Making of Cosmopolitan Film Culture.

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: The French Revolution, Politics and the Modern Nation
    Chapter 2: French and the Civilizing Mission
    Chapter 3: Paris and Magnetic Appeal
    Chapter 4: France Stirs up the Melting Pot
    Chapter 5: France Hurtles into the Future
    Further reading