HIST 525: Modern France: From Napoleon to de Gaulle (3)

A survey of the history of modern France. Beginning with an exploration of the impact of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era on French institutions, politics, and society, this course examines the search for a viable political system, the acquisition of a colonial empire, the church-state controversy, and the rise of socialism in the nineteenth century, and considers the impact of two world wars on French society, the rapid modernization of countryside and cities, and French political leadership from Clemenceau to Blum to de Gaulle in the twentieth century. LEC
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