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FR323 Further Reading

General Reading

  • Combeau, Yves, Histoire de Paris, Que sais-je, 2003.
  • Jean Favier, Paris. Deux Mille ans d’histoire, Paris, Fayard, 1997.
  • Harvey, David, Paris, Capital of Modernity, Routledge, 2003. Recommended for purchase.
  • Horne, Alistair, Seven Ages of Paris: Portrait of a City, London, Pan, 2003. (new edn.)
  • Jones, Colin, Paris: Biography of a City, London, Allen Lane, 2004.
  • Kedward, Rodney, La Vie en Bleu: France and the French since 1900, London, Penguin, 2005.
  • Marchand, Bernard, Paris, Histoire d’une ville, XIXe-XXe  siècle, Paris, Seuil, 1993. Recommended for purchase.
  • Online photo archive:  http://www.parisenimages.fr/

 

Autumn term: the nineteenth century

Week 2. What is modernity?

  • Baudelaire, Charles, Selected Writings on Art and Literature,  Viking 1972.
  • Benjamin, Walter, The Arcades Project, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1999.
  • Benjamin, Walter, The Writer of Modern Life. Essays on Charles Baudelaire. Harvard University Pres2, Cambridge, Mass., 2006.
  • Marcel Berman, All that is Solid Melts into Air, London, Verso, 1983.
  • Feher, Ferenc (ed.), The French Revolution and the Birth of Modernity, University of California Press, 1990.
  • Harvey, Paris, Capital of Modernity, Routledge, 2003, especially chapter 1.
  • Hewlett, Nick, Democracy in Modern France, London, Continuum, 2003, ch. 2.

Week 3. Socio-economic modernization in the nineteenth century.

  • Harvey, Paris, Capital of Modernity, Routledge, 2003, especially Part Two.
  • Hewlett, Nick, Democracy in Modern France, London, Continuum, 2003, ch. 2.
  • Marchand, Paris, Histoire d’une ville, XIXe-XXe  siècle, Paris, Seuil, 1993.
  • Rioux, Jean-Pierre, La Révolution industrielle (1780-1880), Paris, Seuil, 1989.
  • Roger Price, The Economic Modernization of France, 1730-1914, London, 1975.
  • Tilly, Charles, Tilly, Louise and Tilly, Richard, The Rebellious Century, 1830-1930, London, Dent, 1975.

Week 4.The Revolutions of 1830 and 1848.

  • Burton, Richard, Blood in the City: Violence and Revolution in Paris, 1789-1945, Cornell University Press, 2001. 
  • Flaubert, Gustave, L’Education sentimentale, Paris, Garnier, 1984 (first published 1869).
  • Mansel, Philip, Paris Between Empires, (St. Martin Press NY 2001)
  • Marx, Karl and Engels, Friedrich, Manifesto of the Communist Party, in Marx and Engels, Selected Works, London, Lawrence and Wishart, 1968, pp.35-63 (first published 1848).
  • Marx, Karl, Class Struggles in France, International Publishers, 1964 (first published 1848).
  • Pinckney, David. The French Revolution of 1830, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1972.
  • Prendergast, Christopher, Paris and the Nineteenth Century, Blackwell, Oxford, 1995.
  • Price, Roger, The Revolutions of 1848, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1988.
  • Sewell, William H. Work and Revolution in France, Cambridge, CUP, 1980.
  • Tilly, Charles, Tilly, Louise and Tilly, Richard, The Rebellious Century, 1830-1930, London, Dent, 1975
  • Weber, Eugene, ‘The Nineteenth-century Fallout’, in Best, Geoffrey, The French Revolution and its Legacy, 1789-1989, London, Fontana, 1989.

Week 5. Transformations in the Second Empire: Louis-Napoleon and Haussmann. 

  • Girard, Louis, Nouvelle Histoire de Paris: La Deuxième République et le Second Empire, 1848-1870, Hachette, 1981.
  • Harvey, David, Paris, Capital of Modernity, Routledge, 2003.
  • Jordan, Transforming Paris: The Life and Labors of Baron Haussmann, The Free Press: New York, 1995/ Paperback edition: The University of Chicago Press: Chicago, 1996.
  • Marx, Karl, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, in F.Engels and K.Marx, Selected Works, 96-179, Lawrence and Wishart, London, 1968.  (First published in 1852.)
  • Pinckney, David, Napoleon III and the re-building of Paris, Princetown, NJ, Princetown University Press, 1958.
  • Weeks, Willet, The Man who Made Paris Paris: The Illustrated Biography of Georges-Eugène Haussmann, London, Allison and Busby, 1999.

Week 6. Reading week 

Week 7. The 1871 Paris Commune.

  • Horne, Alistair, The Fall of Paris. The Siege and the Commune, 1870-71, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1965.
  • Leith, James (ed.), Images of the Commune, Montreal and London: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1978 
  • Lissagaray, Prosper-Olivier, Histoire de la Commune de 1871, Paris, La Découverte, 2005 (first published in 1876). 
  • Marx, Karl, The Civil War in France, in Marx and Engels, Selected Works, London, Lawrence and Wishart, 1968, pp.271-309 (first published 1848). 
  • Michel, Louise, La Commune, histoire et souvenirs, Paris, La Découverte, 1999 (first published 1898).  
  • Réunion des Musées Nationaux, La Commune Photographiée, Paris, 2000. 
  • Rougerie, Jacques, Paris insurgé! La Commune de Paris, 1871, Paris, Gallimard, 1995. 
  • Williams, Roger, The French Revolution of 1870-1871, London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1969.
  • Winock, Michel, La Fièvre hexagonale. Les grandes crises politiques, 1871-1968, Calmann-Lévy, 1986, chapter 1.

Week 8. The Building of the Basilica of Sacré-Cœur

  • Harvey, David, Paris, Capital of Modernity, Routledge, 2003, ch.18.
  • Benoist, Jacques, Le Sacre-Coeur de Montmarte de 1870 à nos Jours, Paris, 1992. 

Week 9. Baudelaire’s Paris, Zola’s Paris.

  • Baudelaire, Charles, Le Spleen de Paris, 1869. http://baudelaire.litteratura.com/le_spleen_de_paris.php
  • Baudelaire, Charles, Le Peintre de la vie moderne,  1863. http://baudelaire.litteratura.com/?rub=oeuvre&srub=cri&id=29&s=1
  • Benjamin, Walter, The Arcades Project, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1999.
  • Benjamin, Walter, The Writer of Modern Life. Essays on Charles Baudelaire. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2006.
  • Marcel Berman, All that is Solid Melts into Air, London, Verso, 1983ch. 3.
  • Miller, Michael, The Bon Marché. Bourgeois Culture and the Department Store, 1860-1920, London, Allen and Unwin, 1981. 
  • Nelson, Brian, ‘Introduction’, The Ladies’ Paradise, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998. 
  • Nelson, Brian, ‘Zola and the Nineteenth Century’, in The Cambridge Companion to Zola, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Zola, Emile, Au Bonheur des Dames, Paris, Poche, 1999 (first published 1883).
  • Zola, Emile, Le Ventre de Paris, Paris, Poche, 2002 (first published 1873).

Week 10. The Expositions universelles of 1889 and 1900

  • Ory, Pascal, L’Expo universelle, Paris, Editions complexe, 1989.
  • Jullian, Philippe, The Triumph of Art Nouveau: Paris Exhibition, 1900, London, Phaidon, 1974.
  • Richard D. Marshall, Paris 1900: The Great World’s Fair, Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1967.

 

Spring term: the Twentieth Century

 

Week 1. The twentieth century and modernity

  • Adorno, Theodor, The Dialectic of the Enlightenment, New York, Continuum, 1973 (first published in German in 1944). 
  • Habermas, Jürgen, The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity. Twelve Lectures, MIT Press, 1990. 
  • Hobsbawm, Eric, Age of Extremes. The Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991, Michael Joseph, 1994. 
  • See also reading for Autumn term, week 2.

Week 2. Le Corbusier and modern architecture

  • Le Corbusier, The City of Tomorrow and its Planning, London, Dover Publications, 1987 (first published in French as Urbanisme, in 1925).
  • Curtis, William J.R., Le Corbusier: ideas and forms, Oxford, Phaidon, 1986.
  • Fishman, Robert, Urban Utopias in the Twentieth Century: Ebenezer Howard, Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1982.
  • Raeburn, Michael and Wilson,Victoria, Le Corbusier, architect of the century, London, Arts Council of Great Britain, 1987.

Week 3. Occupation and Resistance: 1940-1944.

  • Cointet, Jean-Paul, Paris 40-44, Paris, Perrin, 2001. 
  • Henri, Michel, Paris Allemand, Paris, Albin Michel, 1981.  
  • Henri, Michel, Paris résistant, Paris, Albin Michel, 1982.
  • Jackson, Julian, France: the Dark Years, 1940-1944, Oxford, OUP, 2003.
  • Ophuls, Marcel, Le Chagrin et la Pitié (documentary film), 1971.  
  • Pryce-Jones, David, Paris in the Third Reich: a history of the German occupation, 1940-1944, London, Collins, 1981.
  • Vinen, Richard, The Unfree French. Life under the Occupation, Yale University Press, 2006.

Week 4. The rise of labour: the PCF and the banlieue rouge

  • Bernard, Jean-Pierre, Paris Rouge (1944-64). Les Communistes français dans la capitale, Paris, Editions Champ Vallon, 1991.
  • Dewerpe, Alain, Charonne. 8 février 1962. Anthropologie historique d’un massacre d’Etat, Paris, Gallimard, 2006. 
  • Stovall, T., ‘French Communism and Suburban Development: The Rise of the Paris Red Belt.’ In Journal of Contemporary History, vol 24 no 3, 437-460.
  • Winock, Michel, La Fièvre hexagonale. Les grandes crises politiques, 1871-1968, Calmann-Lévy, 1986, chapter 6.  
  • Winock, Michel, La France Politique, XIXe-XXe siècle, Paris, Seuil, 1999, ch.19.

Week 5. Intellectuals and intellectual life

  • Beauvoir, Simone de, Mémoires d’une jeune fille rangée, Paris, Gallimar, 1972 (first published 1958).
  • Benstock, Shari, Women of the Left Bank: Paris 1900-1940, London, Virago, 1987.
  • Debray, Michel, Teachers, Writers, Celebrities. The Intellectuals of Modern France, London, Verso, 1981.
  • Drake, David, Intellectuals and Politics in Post-War France, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2002.
  • Flood, Christopher and Hewlett, Nick, ‘Structure and Change in Contemporary French Intellectual Life’, in Flood and Hewlett (eds.), Currents in Contemporary French Intellectual Life, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 2000.
  • Hewlett, Nick, op. cit. 1998, ch.8.
  • Leymarie, Michel, Les Intellectuels et la politique en France, Paris, Que sais-je, PUF, 2001.
  • Lottman, Herbert, The Left Bank: writers, artists and politics from the Popular Front to the Cold War, San Francisco, Halo Books,  1991.
  • Ory, Pascal and Sirinelli, Jean-François, Les Intellectuels en France de l’Affaire Dreyfus à nos jours, Armand Colin, 1992. 
  • Winock, Michel, Le Siècle des intellectuels, Seuil, 1999.

Week 6. Reading week

 

 

Week 7. May 1968: a ‘late-modern’ revolution?

  • Capdevielle, Jacques and Mouriaux, René, Mai 68: l’entre-deux de la modernité. Historie de trente ans, Paris, Presses de Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, 1988.
  • Hewlett, Nick, op.cit 1998, ch. 7.
  • Joffrin, Laurent, Mai 68. Histoire des Evénements, Seuil, 1988. 
  • Lipovetsky, Gilles, ‘”Changer la Vie” ou l’interruption de l’individualisme transpolitique’, in Pouvoirs 91, pp.91-100.
  • Reader, Keith and Wadia, Khursheed (eds.), The May 1968 Events in France, Basingstoke, Macmillan, 1993.
  • Weber, Henri, Vingt ans après. Que reste-t-il de mai 68?, Paris, Seuil, 1978. 

Week 8. Mitterrand and the Grands travaux

Week 9. Immigration: deprivation, repression and unrest.

  • Banlieues. Trente ans d’histoire et de révoltes. Special issue (Manière de voir 89) of Le Monde diplomatique, October-November 2006.
  • Einaudi, Jean-Luc, La Bataille de Paris, Paris, Seuil, 1991.
  • House, Jim and MacMaster, Neil, Paris 1961. Algerians, State Terror and Memory, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006. 
  • Stébé, Jean-Marc, La Crise des Banlieues, Paris, PUF, 1999.

Week 10. Photographing Paris.

  • Various photographs, provided by Nick Hewlett and by students.