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Embattled Nation: Politicized Army, Imperial Decolonization, and European Integration

Jack Hayward

in Fragmented France: Two Centuries of Disputed Identity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199216314
eISBN:
9780191712265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216314.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Civil discord and imperial aspirations gave the armed forces a powerful place in French politics. The officer corps has played a crucial part in ensuring domestic order, as well as fighting foreign ... More


Leaderless Europe

Jack Hayward (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199535026
eISBN:
9780191715860
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535026.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, European Union

From the 1950s, successive incarnations of European integration were intended to be leaderless. They have shown that much can be achieved without sustained leadership. Attachment to national ... More


How the Euro‐Zone Operates: A ‘Two‐Level’ Game, a Child of the Franco–German ‘Couple’, or a New ‘Motor’ For Europe?

Kenneth Dyson

in The Politics of the Euro-Zone: Stability or Breakdown?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241651
eISBN:
9780191599118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241651.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter analyses the political leadership dynamics that have underpinned both the creation of the Euro‐zone by the member states of the EU and their coming to terms with the extensiveness of the ... More


De Gaulle's Challenge to America's Hegemony, 1962–1969

Geir Lundestad

in The United States and Western Europe Since 1945: From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266685
eISBN:
9780191601057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266689.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The whole of this chapter is devoted to various aspects of de Gaulle's (and France's) challenge to US hegemony in the years 1962–1969. The account starts in 1962, rather than in 1958 when the general ... More


‘Christian Civilization’ in Jeopardy, 1933–1953

Keith Robbins

in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales: The Christian Church 1900-2000

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198263715
eISBN:
9780191714283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263715.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter positions the churches in the European crisis of the 1930s. It notes a flourishing of Christian pacifism, strong Catholic support for Franco, broad approval of ‘appeasement’ of German ... More


Sources of Frenchness

Katharine Ellis

in Interpreting the Musical Past: Early Music in Nineteenth Century France

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195365856
eISBN:
9780199867738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365856.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the book's earliest main repertories — from the 13th century to the death of Lassus — from the perspective of national pride. Adam de la Halle's Jeu de Robin et de Marion — ... More


String Bowing

Clive Brown

in Classical and Romantic Performing Practice 1750-1900

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198161653
eISBN:
9780191716263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198161653.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Knowledge of bowing techniques and the ways in which they were used casts valuable light on attitudes towards articulation in general. This chapter discusses changing designs of bow and the ... More


The Austrian Alliance, the Seven Years’ War and the Emergence of a French ‘National’ Foreign Policy, 1756–1790

Thomas E. Kaiser

in The Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy: France from Old Regime to Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265383
eISBN:
9780191760433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265383.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

When during the French Revolution the deputies of the National Assembly pondered the reasons for France's decades-long decline as a world power, many attributed it to the Franco-Austrian alliance of ... More


A Decade of Tumult (1870–9)

Wendy S. Mercer

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The year 1870 proved momentous both in terms of French life and history and for Marmier personally. His joy at being elected to the Académie française was set against the grim backdrop of the ... More


Germany (1832–5): ‘la rêveuse, la poétique, la mélancolique Allemagne’1

Wendy S. Mercer

in The Life and Travels of Xavier Marmier (1808-1892): Bringing World Literature to France

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263884
eISBN:
9780191734830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263884.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Marmier spent some two years in the German-speaking world, with Leipzig as his base, returning only briefly to France in the intervening period. Immersing himself in the language and culture of these ... More


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