France, 1814-1940: 6th Edition (Paperback) book cover

France, 1814-1940

6th Edition

By J.P.T. Bury


358 pages

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This celebrated classic now includes a new introduction by Robert Tombs.

The history of nineteenth and early twentieth-century France has often seemed complex and confusing. France, 1814-1940 has a long-established reputation as a clear, accessible and authoritative account of this fascinating period.

It describes the characteristics of France's different regimes and their leading personalities and explains why during these years the people of France had to endure so many revolutions, wars and crises. The book introduces social and economic change as well as cultural developments and French overseas expansion.


'J.P.T. Bury's classic history takes the reader on a switchback ride across violently changing regimes and republics, cultural and artistic movements.' - BBC History Magazine

About the Author

J.P.T. Bury was a life fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Robert Tombs is Reader in History at St. John's College, Cambridge.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Africa / General
HISTORY / Europe / France
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century