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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


Rethinking the French Political Economy: Bringing Firms Back In

BOB HANCKÉ

in Large Firms and Institutional Change: Industrial Renewal and Economic Restructuring in France

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252053
eISBN:
9780191719097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252053.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter develops the key argument of the book and sets the stage for the four detailed empirical case studies of company and industry level adjustment that follow. If the French economy appears ... More


Technocracy

Theodore Zeldin

in France 1848–1945: Volume Two: Intellect, Taste and Anxiety

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198221258
eISBN:
9780191678424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221258.003.0021
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The period 1914–45 was one of anxiety to those who lived through it not least because they did not know where it was leading. A great many people behaved, even after the war of 1914 and even during ... More


Conclusion: Large Firms, Institutions, and Industrial Renewal

BOB HANCKÉ

in Large Firms and Institutional Change: Industrial Renewal and Economic Restructuring in France

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199252053
eISBN:
9780191719097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199252053.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter attempts to use the perspective developed on the French political economy to make sense of other advanced capitalist nations (especially Germany), in practically all respects a type of ... More


Conquest by Money: The Geopolitics and Logistics of Investment Colonization

David Todd

in A Velvet Empire: French Informal Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691171838
eISBN:
9780691205342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171838.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the financial dimension of French informal imperialism. Foreign loans played an important part in France's commercial boom after 1850, as they often served to pay, directly or ... More


The Assembly of Notables, 1583–1584

MARK GREENGRASS

in Governing Passions: Peace and Reform in the French Kingdom, 1576-1585

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199214907
eISBN:
9780191706561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214907.003.09
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

On November 18, 1583, Henri III welcomed delegates to the Assembly of Notables that he had convened in the great hall at the chateau of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The Assembly was viewed as a ... More


France 1714–1715

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Discusses the bankrupt state of the French economy when Louis XIV died. It also discusses the regency of Phillippe duc d’Orléans. The operation of the old financial system and Law's recommendations ... More


Industrialists

Alan Bullock and F. W. D. Deakin

in France 1848–1945

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221043
eISBN:
9780191678400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221043.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The reality behind the myth of the 200 families is complicated. It deserves to be looked at in greater detail. It would be useful also to study it in the light of another general accusation made ... More


Tropics of Nature

Peter Redfield

in Space in the Tropics: From Convicts to Rockets in French Guiana

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219847
eISBN:
9780520923423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219847.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

As a first step in bringing the penal colony and space center together, this chapter examines what “place” means in each context, tracing nineteenth-century climatic theories and obsessions with ... More


The Belle Epoque and the First World War: Industry, Sport, Utility and Leisure, 1903–1918

in French Cycling: A Social and Cultural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318351
eISBN:
9781846317859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317859.004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at a period of change for France known as the Belle Epoque which ran from the start of the nineteenth century to the end of the First World War. It was a period that saw a ... More


The French Respond to the California Gold Discoveries: Adventure, New Beginnings, and Trade

Malcolm J. Rohrbough

in Rush to Gold: The French and the California Gold Rush, 1848–1854

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300181401
eISBN:
9780300182187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181401.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For some individuals, the news of the California gold discoveries opened opportunities for a new chapter in their lives. For some, it was a solution to the boredom in their lives. Theirs was a voyage ... More


A Tattered Welcome Mat

in We'll Always Have Paris: American Tourists in France since 1930

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473789
eISBN:
9780226473802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473802.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After the war was ended, many French businessmen and officials hoped that American tourist dollars would help lift their country's status. France desperately needed American tourists' dollars, ... More


‘The Price Is Right’: Le prix juste and the Algebra of Action

Keith Tribe

in The Economy of the Word: Language, History, and Economics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780190211615
eISBN:
9780190211646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190211615.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Léon Walras took up the study of economics in the later 1850s at the request of his father, Auguste, who had published two books on political economy and was an advocate of the nationalisation of ... More


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