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Empire and culture; the French experience, 1830-1940.


Empire and culture; the French experience, 1830-1940.

Ed. by Martin Evans.

Palgrave Macmillan


212 pages




Taking the ideas of Palestinian cultural historian Edward Said as a starting point, British, US, and Chinese scholars in a range of disciplines explore the impact of the colonial encounter on French culture between the invasion of Algeria and the collapse of the idea of French invincibility occasioned by the fall of France during World War II. Most of them focus on the 1920s and 1930s, when the Third Republic went to great lengths to make Greater France--swollen by the addition of ex-German colonies and former Ottoman possessions--an integral part of metropolitan culture.

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