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France Since 1871 - Video

by John Merriman

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(HIST 276) This course covers the emergence of modern France. Topics include the social, economic, and political transformation of France; the impact of France's revolutionary heritage, of industrialization, and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars; and the political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society. This class was recorded in Fall 2007.

Customer Reviews

Informative and enjoyable

Merriman's lectures are awesome. Truly a man consumed with History. His organized but scatological approach sums it all up nicely. Thanks to Apple and Yale for providing access.

Fantastic

Fantastic ! Tremendous insights into France + French culture and character told with great wit, deep understanding and intelligence. Wish more of his lectures were available.

A Joy to Watch!

Dr. Merriman is brilliant with extraordinary knowledge of French history, geography, and culture. Better yet, he is a natural and gifted teacher with a burning interest in his subject.

I enjoy that he does not try to oversimplify -- historical influences are complex. And, without overdoing it, he gives us a sense of what ordinary men and women experienced in their lives.