Units of Study

HSTY2658 - France in Modern Europe and Beyond

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Robert Aldrich


France is often seen as the country of revolutionaries and avant-garde artists. Its history since ca.1850 illustrates many of the developments of the modern world: political and social transformations; clashes of ideologies, classes and cultures; wars and their repercussions; colonialism, decolonization and their legacies; and the continuing search for 'identity' in the context of migration and globalisation. This unit explores France, both within its European 'Hexagon' and beyond in the French colonial empire, from the mid-nineteenth century onwards.


1x2500wd essay (50%)and 1x2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies


ECHS2307, HSTY2058

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