France, 1848-1945: I: Ambition, Love and Politics

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This is a history of the French, which attempts to explain their idiosyncrasies, enthusiasms, and prejudices. It goes beyond a mere recital of events to investigate the attitudes and behavior over an unusually wide range of activities. The first part scrutinizes the peculiar way of thinking and of talking adopted by the French and their ambivalent feelings about foreigners. It shows what it meant to be a Breton or a Provencal, an Alsatian, or an Auvergnat. The second part analyzes French taste and the role of the artist. It ...

France, 1848-1945: I: Ambition, Love and Politics 1973, Clarendon Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198221043

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