Leeds University Library

Module Reading List

Aspects of French History 1789-1914, 2017/18, Semester 1, 2
Dr Philippa Read
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

There are an enormous number of works on this period in the university library, and it would be impossible to list them here. However, the works listed below should prove valuable as a starting point for your investigations; those marked with an asterisk may prove particularly useful starting points. For your essays in particular, you will need to find and consult additional books, chapters and articles for the specific topic on which you are focusing. If you do not yet know how to use subject databases and other bibliographical tools, you would be well advised to attend one of the training courses provided by the library.

You will also find some useful contemporary texts in the FREN2060 area of the VLE.

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• Relevant chapters in Marc Ferro Histoire de France (Paris: Odile Jacob, 2003)

• Jeremy Black and Donald M. MacRaild, Studying history , Palgrave Study Guides (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007)

General reference:

• Vivier, N., Dauphin, N., Pécout, G. and Waché, B., Dictionnaire de la France du XIXe siècle (Paris, Hachette, 2002)

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Semester 1:

1: Timeline and methodology

• A. Cobban, A history of modern France 3 vols. (London: Penguin, 1990)

• *Peter McPhee, A social history of France, 1789-1914 (Basingstoke : Palgrave, 2004)

• W. Doyle, The French Revolution : a very short introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001)

• Ferro (see above)

• Black and MacRaild (see above)

2: Napoléon et la réforme des institutions

• R. Dufraisse, Napoléon (Paris: PUF, 1998)

• *J. Godechot, Les Institutions de la France sous la Révolution et l'Empire (Paris : PUF, 1985)

• Annie Jourdan, ‘Images de Napoléon - un imperator en quête de légitimité’, Modern & contemporary France. , 8 (2000), 433-44

3: La presse et la liberté

• P. Albert, Histoire de la presse. (Paris: PUF)

• De la Motte, Dean and Przyblyski, Jeannene M. (eds), Making the news : modernity & the mass press in nineteenth-century France (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999)

• Dominique Kalifa, Philippe Régnier, Marie-Eve Thérenty, Alain Vaillant (eds), La civilisation du journal : histoire culturelle et littéraire de la presse française au XIXe siècle (Paris: Nouveau Monde, 2011)

• Popkin, Jeremy D., Press, revolution, and social identities in France, 1830-1835 (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001) 

• Rosenblatt, Helena (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Constant (Cambridge: CUP, 2009) - available online via the library website

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Semester 2:

1: Femmes ou citoyennes?

• James F. McMillan, France and women 1789-1914 : gender, society and politics (London: Routledge, 2000)

• Sara E. Melzer and Leslie W. Rabine, Rebel daughters : women and the French Revolution (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992)

• *Olwen Hufton, Women and the limits of citizenship in the French Revolution : the Donald G. Creighton lectures 1989 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1992)

• Stephen C. Hause and Anne R. Kenney, Women’s Suffrage and Social Politics in the French Third Republic (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984)

• *Stephen C. Hause, Hubertine Auclert : the French suffragette (Yale University Press, 1987)

2: Les enfants

• *Robert Tombs, France 1814-1914 (Longman, 1996), especially pp.131-46; 442-47.

• *Louis-Henri Parias, Histoire générale de l'enseignement et de l'éducation en France tome 3 : De la Révolution à l’école républicaine (Nouv. Libr. De France, 1981)

• *Katherine Auspitz, The radical bourgeoisie : the Ligue de l'enseignement and the origins of the Third Republic, 1866-1885 (Cambridge University Press, 2002)

• *Jean-Marie Mayeur, The Third Republic from its origins to the Great War, 1871-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 1987) 

3: Les malades

•David S. Barnes,The making of a social disease; : tuberculosis in nineteenth-century France. (University of California Press, 1995)

•William Bynum, Science and the practice of medicine in the nineteenth century (Cambridge University Press, 1994) History of Science H-1 BYN

•Bruno Latour, The pasteurization of France (Harvard University Press, 1988) History of Science C-9 PAS/L

•Claire Salomon-Bayet,Pasteur et la révolution pastorienne(Paris : Payot, 1986)

•Katrin Schultheiss, Bodies and souls [electronic resource] : politics and the professionalization of nursing in France, 1880-1922 : (Harvard University Press, 2001) (available electronically via library catalogue)

•Jack Ellis, The physician-legislators of France : medicine and politics in the early Third Republic, 1870-1914 (Cambridge University Press, 1990, esp. Part II, Modern History D-14.06 ELL

This list was last updated on 17/07/2013