The Right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy

The Right in France from the Third Republic to Vichy

Author: Kevin Passmore

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199658206

Category: History

Page: 406

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Provides a new history of parliamentary conservatism and the extreme right in France during the successive crises of the years from 1870 to 1945. Charts royalist opposition to the newly established Republic, the emergence of the nationalist extreme right in the 1890s, and the parallel development of republican conservatism.

The Extreme Right in France, 1789 to the Present

The Extreme Right in France, 1789 to the Present

Author: Peter Davies

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415239826

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

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Since 1789, the far right has been an important factor in French political life and in different eras has taken on a range of different guises. This work surveys the history of this contentious political and intellectual tradition.

A History of Fascism in France

A History of Fascism in France

Author: Chris Millington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350006560

Category: History

Page: 256

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A History of Fascism in France explores the origins, development, and action of fascism and extreme right and fascist organisations in France since the First World War. Synthesizing decades of scholarship, it is the first book in any language to trace the full story of French fascism from the First World War to the modern National Front, via the interwar years, the Vichy regime and the collapse of the French Empire. Chris Millington unpicks why this extremist political phenomenon has, at times, found such fervent and widespread support among the French people. The book chronologically surveys fascism in France whilst contextualizing this within the broader European and colonial frameworks that are so significant to the subject. Concluding with a useful historiographical chapter that brings together all the previously explored aspects of fascism in France, A History of Fascism in France is a crucial volume for all students of European fascism and France in the 20th century.

Lethal Provocation

Lethal Provocation

Author: Joshua Cole

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501739439

Category: History

Page: 336

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Part murder mystery, part social history of political violence, Lethal Provocation is a forensic examination of the deadliest peacetime episode of anti-Jewish violence in modern French history. Joshua Cole reconstructs the 1934 riots in Constantine, Algeria, in which tensions between Muslims and Jews were aggravated by right-wing extremists, resulting in the deaths of twenty-eight people. Animating the unrest was Mohamed El Maadi, a soldier in the French army. Later a member of a notorious French nationalist group that threatened insurrection in the late 1930s, El Maadi became an enthusiastic supporter of France's Vichy regime in World War II, and finished his career in the German SS. Cole cracks the "cold case" of El Maadi's participation in the events, revealing both his presence at the scene and his motives in provoking violence at a moment when the French government was debating the rights of Muslims in Algeria. Local police and authorities came to know about the role of provocation in the unrest and killings and purposely hid the truth during the investigation that followed. Cole's sensitive history brings into high relief the cruelty of social relations in the decades before the war for Algerian independence.

Fathers, Families, and the State in France, 1914–1945

Fathers, Families, and the State in France, 1914–1945

Author: Kristen Stromberg Childers

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501726897

Category: History

Page: 280

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The state's policy with regard to fathers and fatherhood had a great impact on concepts of citizenship and gender in France in the era of the two World Wars. Drawing on new material that has only recently become available from the archives of the Vichy regime, Kristen Stromberg Childers analyzes the ways fathers were promoted as saviors of the nation after France's humiliating defeat by the Germans in June 1940. Childers argues that concern for the family and for the status of fathers in modern France was not merely a response to falling birthrates and German aggression, but was fundamental to the very notion of citizenship and political participation. The debate on men as gendered beings, Childers demonstrates, is central to the political, social, and cultural history of France in the modern age. The father figure became a focus as participants from all classes and across the political spectrum debated what was wrong with the French family and what policies were needed to remedy the problem. Childers examines how these policies were implemented, what they reveal about the development of the welfare state in France, and how they help explain the importance of Vichy in twentieth-century French history. Twenty-eight illustrations, including fifteen photographs, many never previously published, complement her argument.

France in the Second World War

France in the Second World War

Author: Chris Millington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350094994

Category: History

Page: 272

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During 1940-1944, the citizens of France and its Empire endured the 'dark years' of invasion, persecution and foreign occupation. Thousands of men, women and children suffered arrest, deportation and death as the French Vichy regime worked to secure a place for France in Hitler's New Order. France in the Second World War is a wide-ranging yet succinct introduction to the French experience of the Second World War and its aftermath. It examines the fall of France in 1940 and the founding of the Vichy regime, as well as collaboration, resistance, everyday life, the Holocaust, the Liberation and the echoes of the period in contemporary France. Chris Millington addresses the chief topics in chapters that synthesizes the key points of the history and the historiography. The French Empire is carefully integrated throughout, illustrating the global impact of events on mainland France. In addition, Millington provides a helpful glossary of terms, personalities and movements from the period and an annotated bibliography of English-language sources to guide students to the most relevant works in the area. France in the Second World War provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and historiography of France and its Empire during their darkest hours.

Religion, Society and Politics in France Since 1789

Religion, Society and Politics in France Since 1789

Author: Frank Tallett

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781852850579

Category: Religion

Page: 241

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This book has been carefully planned to give a coherent account of the impact of religion in France over the last two hundred years. Most books in English dealing with the subject are now dated, and in any case concentrate on institutional questions of church-state relations rather than on the wider influence of religion throughout France. These essays summarise recent French research and provide a concise up-to-date introduction to the history of modern French Catholicism.

The Extreme Right in Interwar France

The Extreme Right in Interwar France

Author: Samuel Kalman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754662403

Category: History

Page: 284

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Instead, most detail the organization and membership of various organizations, and often recount their quotidian activities as political actors within (and in opposition to) the Third Republic. This book offers a new interpretation of the extreme right in interwar French politics, focusing upon the largest and most influential such groups in 1920s and 1930s, the Faisceau and the Croix de Feu. It explores their designs for extensive political, economic, and social renewal, a project that commanded significant attention from the leadership and rank-and-file of both organizations, providing the overarching goal behind their aspiration to power. The book examines five components of these efforts: A renewal of politics and government, the establishment of a new economic order, a revaluation of gender and familial relations, the role of youth in the new socio-political construct, and the politics of exclusion inherent in every facet of Faisceau and CDF doctrine

Bourgeois Politics in France, 1945-1951

Bourgeois Politics in France, 1945-1951

Author: Richard Vinen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521522765

Category: History

Page: 320

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This is a general study of politics and society in the Fourth Republic founded on extensive primary research. It approaches the period in terms of successful conservatism rather than thwarted reform.

Fragmented France

Fragmented France

Author: Jack Hayward

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199216314

Category: History

Page: 390

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Hayward explores the way in which the French define their identity by opposition to the 'Anglo-Saxons': first England, now America. The prologue explores France's self-image by contrast with the Anglo-American counter-identity.