Challenging the notion that there was no "popular imperialism" in France, this 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 analyzes 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.
|Place of Publication||Basingstoke|
|Number of pages||264|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Nov 2001|