The Third Republic in France 1870-1940: Conflicts and Continuities

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Routledge, Jan 4, 2002 - History - 272 pages
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An essential introduction to the major political problems, debates and conflicts which are central to the history of the Third Republic in France, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to the fall of France in June 1940.
It provides original sources, detailed commentary and helpful chronologies and bibliographies on topics including:
* the emergence of the regime and the Paris Commune of 1871
* Franco-German relations
* anti-Semitism and the Dreyfus Affair
* the role of women and the importance of the national birth-rate
* the character of the French Right and of French fascism.

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Contents

The emergence of the Third Republic l870l l
4
The political Right and Left in the early Third Republic
24
The Dreyfus Affair and its aftermath
50
Women and the family
80
The First World War
106
France after the First World War
136
The Popular Front
172
The fall of France June l940 2l l
211
General bibliography
252
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