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France and the Great War

France and the Great War

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Part of New Approaches to European History

  • Date Published: April 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521666312

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  • This book tells the story of how the French community embarked upon, sustained and prevailed in the Great War. The scholarly survey on France's role in the war blends diplomatic, military, social, cultural and economic history.

    • Synthesises a huge amount of research on the subject, from both English sources and French
    • Enriched by fascinating illustrations
    • The book's narrative structure and lively tone make it accessible to students of all levels
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    • Winner of the Western Front Association Book Prize 2003

    Reviews & endorsements

    "Written with verve and punctuated by a dry wit, [the book] is especially successful when it discusses the politics, diplomacy, and military dimensions of prewar and wartime France." H-FRANCE

    "An outstanding overview and introduction to the seminal event of modern French history - warmly recommended." Renaissance Quarterly

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521666312
    • length: 222 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 150 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The national community goes to war
    2. Mobilizing the nation and the civilians' war
    3. The Front and the soldiers' war
    4. The crises of 1917
    5. The ambiguous victory and its aftermath

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • France since 1815
    • French History Since 1789
    • Seminar in European History: 20th Century France
    • The Great War: World War I and the 20th Century
    • War and Memory in Twentieth Century France
  • Authors

    Leonard V. Smith, Oberlin College, Ohio
    Leonard V. Smith is Associate Professor of Modern European History at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, USA.

    Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens
    Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau is Professor of Modern History at the Université de Picardie-Jules Verne, Amiens, France.

    Annette Becker, Université de Paris X
    Annette Becker is Professor of Modern History at the Université de Paris X-Nanterre, Nanterre, France.


    • Winner of the Western Front Association Book Prize 2003

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