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For the soul of France : culture wars in the age of Dreyfus, Frederick Brown

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For the soul of France : culture wars in the age of Dreyfus
Title
For the soul of France
Title remainder
culture wars in the age of Dreyfus
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cultural historian Frederick Brown provides a portrait of fin-de-sic̈le France, whose defeat by Prussia in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 resulted in a virtual civil war, waged without restraint, which toppled Napoléon III, crushed the Paris Commune, and provoked a dangerous nationalism that gripped the Republic. In the face of humiliation by Prussia, postwar France dissolved into two cultural factions: moderates, proponents of a secular state, and reactionaries--militant, Catholic, royalist--who felt that France had suffered defeat for having betrayed its true faith. A bitter debate took hold of the heart and soul of the country, framed by the vision of "science" and "technological advancement" versus "supernatural intervention." The roiling conflicts that began thirty years before Dreyfus did not end with his exoneration in 1900--instead they became the festering point that led to France's surrender to Hitler's armies in 1940.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
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Brown, Frederick
Dewey number
944.081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC337
LC item number
.B68 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • France
  • France
  • Nationalism
  • Secularism
  • Church and state
  • National characteristics, French
Label
For the soul of France : culture wars in the age of Dreyfus, Frederick Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-281) and index
Contents
From The life of Jesus to the Sacré-Coeur -- Birth pangs of a secular republic -- The crash of the Union Générale -- France on horse -- The ogre of modernity : Eiffel's tower -- The Panama scandal -- The Dreyfus affair -- The burning of the charity bazaar -- Two banquets
Control code
ocn419798763
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 304 p.
Isbn
9780307266316
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030912
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o419798763
  • (OCoLC)419798763
Label
For the soul of France : culture wars in the age of Dreyfus, Frederick Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-281) and index
Contents
From The life of Jesus to the Sacré-Coeur -- Birth pangs of a secular republic -- The crash of the Union Générale -- France on horse -- The ogre of modernity : Eiffel's tower -- The Panama scandal -- The Dreyfus affair -- The burning of the charity bazaar -- Two banquets
Control code
ocn419798763
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 304 p.
Isbn
9780307266316
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009030912
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o419798763
  • (OCoLC)419798763

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