Social History Of France 1789-1914
- Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date:
- 28 November 2003
This volume provides an authoritative synthesis of work on the social history of France, which is now thoroughly revised and updated to cover the "long 19th century" from 1789 to 1914. Peter McPhee offers both a readable narrative and a distinctive, coherent argument about this century. He explores themes such as peasant interaction with the environment, the changing experience of work and leisure, the nature of crime and protest, changing demographic patterns and family structure, the religious practices of workers and peasants, and the ideology and internal repercussions of colonization.