This exploration of France since Napoleon offers a route map over the main contours of modern French history. Political history is represented, with chapters discussing the character of each regime from the Restoration in 1815 through the Second Republic and Empire, the Third Republic and Vichy, to the Fifth Republic. The book ranges extensively over themes such as social change and economic development, the place of women, cultural politics, artistic developments and popular taste. Treatment is also given to the French experience of empire, decolonization and aftermath, as well as to France's foreign and security policies and the effects of war, defeat and occupation in 1870-71, 1914-18, and 1940-44.
eBook French History Since Napoleon