Socialism in Provence, 1871-1914 : a study in the origins of the modern French Left / Tony Judt.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, ©2011Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 370 pages) : mapsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780814743553; 0814743552; 9780814743911; 0814743919Subject(s): Social change -- France -- Provence -- History | Socialism -- France | New Left -- France -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Socialism in Provence, 1871-1914.DDC classification: 335.00944/909034 LOC classification: HX270.P76 | J83 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-362) and index.
pt. 1. The Var -- The regional setting -- Social and economic change, 1871-1914 -- Political developments, 1871- 1914 -- The social geography of the Left -- pt. 2. Why socialism? -- The economic crisis -- Provençal sociability -- Education and an absent Church -- Feuds and personalities -- The "Var rouge"? -- pt. 3. Politics and the French peasantry -- From the Var to France -- Politics in the countryside -- The roots of socialism.
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Departing from the usual emphasis on an urban and industrial context for the rise of socialism, Socialism in Provence 1871-1914 offers instead a reinterpretation of the early years of Marxist socialism in France among the peasantry. By focusing on a limited period and a particular region, Judt provides an account both of the character of political behavior in the countryside and of the history of left-wing politics in France.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsTony Judt was born in London, England on January 2, 1948. He was educated at King's College, Cambridge University and the École Normale Supérieure, Paris. He taught at numerous colleges and universities including Cambridge University; St. Anne's College, Oxford; the University of California, Berkeley and New York University. He was the author or editor off over fifteen books including Ill Fares the Land, Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century, and Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award. He was also a frequent contributor to numerous journals including The New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, and The New York Times. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2008. He died on August 6, 2010 at the age of 62.
(Bowker Author Biography)