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Greater France

A History of French Overseas Expansion

  • Authors
  • Robert Aldrich
Textbook

Part of the European Studies Series book series (EUROSTUD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 10-23
  3. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 89-121
  4. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 122-162
  5. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 163-198
  6. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 199-233
  7. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 234-265
  8. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 266-306
  9. Robert Aldrich
    Pages 307-325
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 326-369

About this book

Introduction

Greater France provides a comprehensive account of French overseas expansion from 1830 to 1962. After a prologue on the overseas empire of the old regime, chapters examine the conquest of a second empire in Africa, Asia and the islands of the South Seas in the era of the 'new imperialism'. Subsequent chapters explore the ideology behind expansion and the culture of colonialism in France, the migration of French men and women to overseas possessions, the economic history of the colonies, and the phenomenon of decolonisation. An epilogue surveys France's continued links with its former colonies and remaining outposts.

Keywords

colonialism decolonisation decolonization empire Expansion France history imperialism migration

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-24729-5
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-56740-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24729-5
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