France, 1815-1914: The Bourgeois Century (Fontana History of Modern France)

 
9780006861461: France, 1815-1914: The Bourgeois Century (Fontana History of Modern France)

Nineteenth-century France witnessed the protracted struggle of the victorious post-revolutionary bourgeoisie to consolidate and defend the gains made in 1789. In this lively and stimulating volume Roger Macgraw examines the attemps of the bourgeoisie to remould France in its own image, and discusses the bourgois strategy for overcoming the resistence which this met. The old aristocratic and clerical elites remained unreconciled to the revolution, and the popular classes sustained a prolonged rearguard defence of their threatened peasant culture and communities, artisanal skills and crafts. The author incorporates research on religion and anticlericalism, the development of the economy, the role of women in society (particularly in the labour force), and the education system, through which the bourgeoisie came to present itself as progressive, now offering a brave new world of upward mobility and opportunity in a classless society.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

In this lively and stimulating study, Roger Magraw examines how the 19th-century French bourgeoisie struggled and eventually succeeded in consolidating the gains it made in 1789. The book describes the attempts of the bourgeoisie to remold France in its own image and its strategy for overcoming the resistance from the old aristocratic and clerical elites and the popular classes. Incorporating the most recent research on religion and anticlericalism, the development of the economy, the role of women in society, and the educational system, this work is the first to draw extensively on the new social history in its interpretation of events in 19th-century France.

Product Description:

In this study, Roger Magraw examines how the 19th-century French bourgeoisie struggled and eventually succeeded in consolidating the gains it made in 1789. He defends the view that the French revolution was indeed a "bourgeois revolution."

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ROGER MAGRAW
Published by FONTANA PRESS (1987)
ISBN 10: 0006861466 ISBN 13: 9780006861461
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description FONTANA PRESS, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6861466

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
37.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

ROGER MAGRAW
Published by FONTANA PRESS (1987)
ISBN 10: 0006861466 ISBN 13: 9780006861461
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description FONTANA PRESS, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006861466

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
50.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds