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Modern France: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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In this Very Short Introduction, Vanessa Schwartz argues that modern France, as both a world stage and a global crossroads, is an essential actor in the development of contemporary culture. Indeed, French is the only language other than English spoken on five continents, and more people still visit France than anywhere else in the world. French fashion continues to dominate haute couture and, at the same time, French people are at the forefront of international "style," which was as true in the first half of the twentieth century as it is today. This tension between "Frenchness" as both particular and transnational remains one of the most compelling qualities of the culture. If French culture and culture producers are working around the globe, if Paris is an international capital, the marvel is that France still manages to attract visitors from all over the world seeking out the drama of its historic castles and significant battlefields, its more than 300 cheeses and the renowned wines grown in its rich soil.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam

About the Author

Vanessa Schwartz is Professor of History at the University of Southern California and author of It's SO French! Hollywood, Paris and the Making of Cosmopolitan Film Culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: The French Revolution, Politics and the Modern Nation

Chapter 2: French and the Civilizing Mission

Chapter 3: Paris and Magnetic Appeal

Chapter 4: France Stirs up the Melting Pot

Chapter 5: France Hurtles into the Future

References

Further reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195389418
Author:
Schwartz, Vanessa R.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Schwartz, Vanessa
Subject:
France
Subject:
History, World | European | France
Subject:
World History-France
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 b/w halftones
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
4.4 x 6.7 x 0.4 in 0.269 lb

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