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Contents List of Tables viii Introduction: The Anglo-American Counter-Identity 1 Part I The Unfinished Revolution, 1789--1878 1 French Identity: The National Search for Retrospective Legitimacy and Unanimity 41 2 Intellectual Interpretations and Projections of the French Revolution 67 3 Tensions and Trajectories: The Constituents of French Exceptionalism 91 4 Enduring Conflicts and Elusive Consensus 119 5 A Liberal Democratic Republic Struggles to be Born, 1814--78 147 part II Selective Memory and Stalled Self-Scrutiny Since 1878 6 Institutional Immobilism, Ideological Ferment, and Reluctant Socio-Economic Modernization 183 7 Adversaries: Partisan Intellectuals and Polarized Political Culture 219 8 Adversaries: Polarized and Fragmented Party Politics of the Right 251 9 Adversaries on the Left: Revolutionary Rhetoric and Reformist Realities 285 10 Embattled Nation: Politicized Army, Imperial Decolonization, and European Integration 315 11 Diluting French Political Culture with European Social Liberalism 343 Epilogue: Confronting the National Identity Crisis 371 References 000 Index 375
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France -- Politics and government -- 1789-1900.
France -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
France -- History -- 1789-1900.
France -- History -- 20th century.
National characteristics, French.
Political culture -- France -- History.
France -- Intellectual life.