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Recent work on French rural history.

Jones, P M (2003) Recent work on French rural history. The Historical Journal, 46 (4). pp. 953-961. ISSN 0018-246X

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Identification Number/DOI: 10.1017/S0018246X03003236

The purpose of this review is to take stock as the historiography of rural France pauses for breath following the headlong expansion of the post-Second World War decades.It examines some of the themes that continue to exert an attraction on scholars,and also some of the most recent attempts to challenge and reformulate the research agendas inherited from the Annales historians.The works discussed below raise questions concerning growth and stagnation in the rural economy,the basic characteristics of the rural community,and the role of quantification in rural history.

Type of Work:Article
Date:2003 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Historical Studies
Department:Department of Modern History
Keywords:rural history; rural community; rural economy; France
Subjects:HC Economic History and Conditions
DC France
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Cambridge University Press
ID Code:3
Refereed:YES
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