A Social History of France, 1789-1914, Second Edition

By: Peter McPhee

Price: $29.95

Quantity: 1 available


More Description

This volume provides an authoritative synthesis of recent work on the social history of France and is now thoroughly revised and updated to cover the 'long nineteenth century' from 1789-1914. Peter McPhee offers both a readable narrative and a distinctive, coherent argument about this century. McPhee explores themes such as peasant interaction with the environment, the changing experience of work and leisure, the nature of crime and protest, changing demographic patterns and family structure, the religious practices of workers and peasants, and the ideology and internal repercussions of colonisation.

Title: A Social History of France, 1789-1914, Second Edition

Author: Peter McPhee

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $29.95

Categories: France,

Edition: 2

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2004

ISBN Number: 0-333-99751-4

ISBN Number 13: 9780333997512

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 338 pages, paperback, Palgrave Macmillan

Seller ID: 997514

Description: This volume provides an authoritative synthesis of recent work on the social history of France and is now thoroughly revised and updated to cover the 'long nineteenth century' from 1789-1914. Peter McPhee offers both a readable narrative and a distinctive, coherent argument about this century. McPhee explores themes such as peasant interaction with the environment, the changing experience of work and leisure, the nature of crime and protest, changing demographic patterns and family structure, the religious practices of workers and peasants, and the ideology and internal repercussions of colonisation.

About Author
Peter McPhee has held a Personal Chair in History at the University of Melbourne since 1993. He has published widely on the history of modern France.

Reviews
"This second edition is welcome news indeed.... without question the most informed view of a dramatic and fascinating period, presenting France and its history in all its spectacularly rich variety."--John Merriman, Yale University

Table of Contents
List of maps and tables
List of abbreviations
Preface to second edition Introduction
France in the 1780s
The Revolutionary and Reconstruction of French Society, 1789-92
Republicanism and Counter-Revolution, 1792-5
The Consolidation of Post-Revolutionary Society, 1795-1815
The Social Consequences of the Revolution
The World of Notables and Bourgeois, 1815-45
The World of Urban Working People, 1815-45
Rural Change and Continuity, 1815-45
The Mid-Century Crisis, 1846-52
The Transformation of Urban France, 1852-80
The Peak of Rural Civilization, 1852-80
The Social History of Ideas, 1850-80: 'The Moralization of the Masses'?
The Republican Triumph and its Challenges, 1877-1914
Conclusion - plus la change?
Notes
A Guide to Further Reading
Index