Modern history

Further reading

General

Gildea, Robert. France since 1945. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Horne, Alistair. La Belle France: A Short History. New York: Vintage Books, 2006.

Kedward, Rod. La Vie en bleu: France and the French Since 1900. London: Penguin Books, 2006.

Mollier, Jean-Yves, and Jocelyn Georges. La Plus longue des Républiques: 1870–1940. Paris: Fayard, 1994.

Moynahan, Brian. The French Century: An Illustrated History of Modern France. Paris: Flammarion; distributed in North America by Rizzoli International, 2007.

Popkin, Jeremy D. A History of Modern France. 3rd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2005.

Zeldin, Theodore. France, 1848–1945. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973–77.

Chapter 1

Bell, David A. The Cult of the Nation in France: Inventing Nationalism, 1680–1800. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.

_____. The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It. Boston: Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.

Doyle, William. The French Revolution: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Fritzsche, Peter. Stranded in the Present: Modern Time and the Melancholy of History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004).

Furet, François, and Mona Ozouf. A Critical Dictionary of the French Revolution. 1st ed. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1989.

Gerson, Stéphane. The Pride of Place: Local Memories and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century France. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003.

Hunt, Lynn. Politics, Culture, and Class in the French Revolution. 20th anniversary ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.

_____. The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History. Illustrated ed. Boston: Bedford, 1996.

Marx, Karl. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte. Translated by D. D. L. New York: Mondial, 2005.

Nora, Pierre, Lawrence D. Kritzman, and Arthur Goldhammer. Realms of Memory. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997.

Ozouf, Mona. Festivals and the French Revolution. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991.

Tocqueville, Alexis de. The Old Régime and the French Revolution. 1st Anchor Books ed. New York: Anchor Books, 1983.

Weber, Eugen. Peasants into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870–1914. 1st ed. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1976.

Wilder, Gary. The French Imperial Nation-State: Negritude and Colonial Humanism between the Two World Wars. 1st ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Chapter 2

Ager, Dennis. Identity, Insecurity and Image: France and Language. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters, 1999.

Bredin, Jean-Denis. The Affair: The Case of Alfred Dreyfus. New York: G. Braziller, 1986.

Burns, Michael. France and the Dreyfus Affair: A Documentary History. Illus. ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1999.

Chaplin, Tamara. Turning On the Mind: French Philosophers on Television. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Conklin, Alice. A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895–1930. 1st ed. Stanford, CA.: Stanford University Press, 1997.

Cusset, François. French Theory: How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, and Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

Daughton, J. P. An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Colonialism, 1880–1914. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Kaplan, Alice Yaeger. French Lessons: A Memoir. 4th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Lebovics, Herman. Mona Lisa’s Escort: André Malraux and the Reinvention of French Culture. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1999.

Loyer, Emanuelle. “Les Intellectuelles et la television.” In La Grande Aventure du petit écran: La Télévision française, 1935–75, edited by Jérome Bourdon et al., 80–83. Nanterre: Musée d’histoire contemporaine-BDIC, 1997.

Nadeau, Jean-Benoît, and Julie Barlow. The Story of French. London: Portico, 2008.

Reid, Donald. “The Role of the Intellectual.” In The Transformation of Modern France: Essays in Honor of Gordon Wright, edited by William B. Cohen, 109–24. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

Rodrigue, Aron. French Jews, Turkish Jews: The Alliance Israélite Universelle and the Politics of Jewish Schooling in Turkey, 1860–1925. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.

Roger, Philippe. The American Enemy: The History of French Anti-Americanism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Chapter 3

Benjamin, Walter. The Arcades Project. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2002.

Casanova, Pascale. The World Republic of Letters. Translated by M. B. DeBevoise. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004.

Edwards, Brent Hayes. The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003.

Endy, Christopher. Cold War Holidays: American Tourism in France. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Higonnet, Patrice L. R. Paris: Capital of the World. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.

Levenstein, Harvey A. We’ll Always Have Paris: American Tourists in France since 1930. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Nord, Philip G. Impressionists and Politics: Art and Democracy in the Nineteenth Century. London: Routledge, 2000.

Schwartz, Vanessa R. Spectacular Realities: Early Mass Culture in Fin-de-Siècle Paris. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Silverman, Debora L. Art Nouveau in Fin-de-Siècle France: Politics, Psychology, and Style. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1989.

Spang, Rebecca L. The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Stovall, Tyler Edward. Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996.

Troy, Nancy J. Couture Culture: A Study in Modern Art and Fashion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

Chapter 4

Amara, Fadela, and Sylvia Zappi. Breaking the Silence: French Women’s Voices from the Ghetto. 1st ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Bancel, Nicolas, Pascal Blanchard, and Françoise Vergès. La Colonisationfrançaise. Toulouse: Milan, 2007.

Bell, David A. “Trapped by History: France and Its Jews.” World Affairs 172, no. 1 (Summer 2009): 24–34.

Bowen, John Richard. Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves: Islam, the State and Public Space. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Caldwell, Christopher. Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West. New York: Doubleday, 2009.

Dubois, Laurent. A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787–1804. Chapel Hill: For the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA, by the University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Giry, Stéphane. “France and Its Muslims.” Foreign Affairs 85, no. 5 (September–October 2006): 87–104.

Gresh, Alain. L’Islam, la République et le monde. Paris: Fayard, 2004.

Jeuland, Yves. “Comme un juif en France.” Documentary film. Paris: Editions France Télévisions Distribution, 2007.

Lorcin, Patricia M. E. Imperial Identities: Stereotyping, Prejudice and Race in Colonial Algeria. London: I. B. Tauris, 1999.

Marrus, Michael Robert, and Robert O. Paxton. Vichy France and the Jews: With a New Foreword [1995] by Stanley Hoffmann. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1995.

Noiriel, Gérard. The French Melting Pot: Immigration, Citizenship, and National Identity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1996.

Rosenberg, Clifford D. Policing Paris: The Origins of Modern Immigration Control Between the Wars. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2006.

Scott, Joan Wallach. The Politics of the Veil. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007.

Shepard, Todd. The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France. 2nd ed. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2008.

Témime, Emile. France, terre d’immigration. Paris: Gallimard, 1999.

Weil, Patrick. “Bringing in the Banlieues.” American Interest 4, no. 4 (Spring 2009): 62–68.

_____. How to Be French: Nationality in the Making since 1789. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009.

Chapter 5

Alder, Ken. Engineering the Revolution: Arms and Enlightenment, 1763–1815. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Bess, Michael. The Light-Green Society: Ecology and Technological Modernity in France, 1960–2000. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Busbea, Larry. Topologies: The Urban Utopia in France, 1960–1970. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007.

Castells, Manuel. The Information Age: Economy, Society, and Culture. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 2000.

Chadeau, Emmanuel. Le Rêve et la puissance, l’avion et son siècle. Paris: Fayard, 1996.

Chapman, Herrick. State Capitalism and Working-Class Radicalism in the French Aircraft Industry. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Cohen, Jean-Louis. Le Corbusier, 1887–1965: The Lyricism of Architecture in the Machine Age. Köln: Taschen, 2005.

_____. Scenes of the World to Come: European Architecture and the American Challenge, 1893–1960. English ed. Paris: Flammarion and Montréal: Canadian Center for Architecture, 1995.

Darnton, Robert. The Business of Enlightenment: A Publishing History of the Encyclopédie, 1775–1800. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1979.

Fierro, Annette. The Glass State: The Technology of the Spectacle, Paris, 1981–1998. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.

Guigueno, Vincent. “Building a High-Speed Society: France and the Aérotrain, 1962–1974.” Technology and Culture 49, no. 1 (January 2008): 21–40.

Hecht, Gabrielle. The Radiance of France: Nuclear Power and National Identity after World War II. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1998.

Levin, Miriam R. When the Eiffel Tower Was New: French Visions of Progress at the Centennial of the Revolution. South Hadley, MA: Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; distributed by University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, 1989.

Panchasi, Roxanne. Future Tense: The Culture of Anticipation in France Between the Wars. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009.

Picon, Antoine. Les Saint-simoniens: Raison, imaginaire et utopie. Paris: Belin, 2002.

Picon-Lefèbvre, Virginie. Paris—Ville moderne: Maine-Montparnasse et La Défense, 1950–1975. Paris: Norma Editions, 2003.

Syon, Guillaume de. “Consuming Concorde.” Technology and Culture 44, no. 3 (July 2003): 650–54.

Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. London and New York: Penguin Classics, 2004.

Wakeman, Rosemary. Modernizing the Provincial City: Toulouse 1945–1975. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Williams, Rosalind H. Notes on the Underground: An Essay on Technology, Society, and the Imagination. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1992.

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