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A highly readable account of the history of France from the Belle Époque to the present day. It's divided into two primary sections, political history and society and culture. Like others in this series, it has an appendix consisting of a chronology, maps, and an indicative further reading list. he contents are: I. Politics, 1880-1914 , James McMillan 2. Politics, 1914-1945 , Kevin Passmore 3. Politics, 1945-2000 , Richard Vinen 4. France, Europe, and the Wider World , David Watson
II. Society and Culture 5. The Transformation of Society , John Horne 6. The Condition of Women and the Politics of Gender , Sian Reynolds 7. Intellectuals and Culture , Robert Tombs 8. Religion and Secularisation , Maurice Larkin
Conclusion, Further Reading, Chronology, Maps
It seems to be aimed as a text for upper undergraduates, or a review for historians from other fields (my case), and as such presents a lively account of a tumultuous time without inordinate detail (it isn't termed a "short" history without reason). I think the general reader would also enjoy this, but may need some additional references at hand.
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