Promoting the Colonial Idea: Propaganda and Visions of Empire in France

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T. Chafer, A. Sackur
Palgrave Macmillan UK, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 248 pages
Challenging the notion that there was no 'popular imperialism' in France, this important new book examines the importance of France's colonial role in the development of French society and culture after 1870. It assesses the impact of colonial propaganda on public attitudes in France and the relationship between French imperialism, republicanism and nationalism. It analyses metropolitan representations of empire, traces the development of a colonial 'science' and discusses the enduring importance of images and symbols of empire in contemporary France. It will be of interest to students of imperial, social and cultural history as well as to historians of contemporary France.

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ROBERT ALDRICH University of Sydney CATHERINE ATLAN Université de Provence ALICE CONKLIN University of Rochester JONATHAN DERRICK VÉRONIQUE DIMIER Université de Bordeaux IV PENNY EDWARDS Monash University CHRIS FLOOD University of Surrey HUGO FREY University of Surrey GILLES DE GANTÉS Université de Provence ODILE GOERG Université de Strasbourg JEAN-HERVÉ JÉZÉQUEL Université de Provence BILL KIDD University of Stirling NEIL MACMASTER University of East Anglia ISABELLE MERLE CNRS/EHESS, Marseille EMMANUELLE SIBEUD EHESS, Paris PASCAL VENIER University of Salford OWEN WHITE University of Oxford

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