A survey of France from the French Revolution in 1789 to the Fifth Republic 1958-Present, focussing on political, economic, social and cultural change. Topics will include the French Revolution and its impact, Napoleon, restoration and revolution, industrialisation, the Franco-Prussian War and the Commune. For the 20th century the focus will be on the impact of the World Wars on French politics and society. Topics include inter-war and post-war reconstruction, France and Algeria, the 1968 revolt and race & gender in modern France.
- Instructor: Linda Christian