1st Edition

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

By William Fortescue Copyright 2000
    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    268 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    1: The emergence of the Third Republic, 1870–1; 2: The political Right and Left in the early Third Republic; 3: The Dreyfus Affair and its aftermath; 4: Women and the family; 5: The First World War; 6: France after the First World War; 7: The Popular Front; 8: The fall of France (June 1940)


    William Fortescue