Peasants Into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870-1914

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France achieved national unity much later than is commonly supposed. For a hundred years and more after the Revolution, millions of peasants lived on as if in a timeless world, their existence little different from that of the generations before them. The author of this lively, often witty, and always provocative work traces how France underwent a veritable crisis of civilization in the early years of the French Republic as traditional attitudes and practices crumbled under the forces of modernization. Local roads and ...

Peasants Into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870-1914 1976, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804710138

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Peasants Into Frenchmen: The Modernization of Rural France, 1870-1914 1976, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA

ISBN-13: 9780804708982

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