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The cultural and intellectual rebuilding of France after the Second World War

Kelly, M.H. (2004) The cultural and intellectual rebuilding of France after the Second World War, Basingstoke, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, 248pp.

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This book reveals how France reinvented itself in the aftermath of World War Two. After foreign military interventions, the French political and intellectual elites embraced regime change and launched an urgent programme of nation building. They rebuilt French national identity with whatever material was available, and created a vibrant new cultural and intellectual life. The cost to subordinated groups, however, especially women, still casts a long shadow over French values and attitudes. In this, perhaps, there are lessons and implications for other countries, struggling to rebuild themselves after conflict.

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Published date: 2004


Local EPrints ID: 12328
ISBN: 1403933766
PURE UUID: 9b102910-e372-4331-a9f1-6941cfc31fc1

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Date deposited: 12 Jul 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:03

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