||Introduction: Historians and the pecularities of French history / Martin S. Alexander -- Revolution, restorations(s) and beyond: continuities and the enduring legacies of 1789 / Pamela Pilbeam -- Inventing politics: from Bourbon Restoration to republic monarchy / Robert Tombs -- Society and people in the Nineteenth Century / Colin Heywood -- Paris versus the provinces: regionalism and decentralization since 1789 / Alan Forrest -- Outsiders by birth? : Women, the republic, and political history / Sian Reynolds -- The Catholic Church and the politics in the Twentieth-Century France / Maurice Larkin -- The 'Jewish question' from Dreyfus to Vichy / Vicki Carson -- The clash of ideas: political thought, intellectuals and the meaning of 'France', 1890-1945 / Jeremy Jennings -- 1940 and the crisis of interwar democracy in France / Julian Jackson -- Renewal, repression and Resistance; France under the Nazi occupation, 1940-1944 / Nicholas Atkins -- Defending France: foreign policy and the quest for security 1850s-1990s / Martin S. Alexander and J.F.V. Keiger -- France's cultural clashes: arts and taste since the impressionists / Charles Rearick -- What about the workers? : the trade unions' 'short century' / Susan Milner -- 'Not backward but different'? : the debate on French 'economic retardation' / Roger Magraw -- The French economy since 1930 / Kenneth Moure -- From colonialism to post-colonialism: the French empire since Napoleon / Martin Evans.