Decline and Renewal of France, 1914-2014

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Examines what happens when a former great power enters into decline. Losses sustained during the Great War, defeat by Nazi Germany in 1940, and the wars of decolonization forced the French to undertake dramatic change in their state, society, and international relations. But as recent battles over immigration, religion, the 'war on terror', and European integration reveal, recovery has come at the cost of deep divisions over national identity and France's place in the world.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 347B, HIST 370B, HIST 371.


Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Summer 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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