Saturday, October 1, 2011

Modern Europe Reading List

With some individual exceptions, we get individual reading lists from each faculty member we sit Ph.D comprehensive exams with. My fields are Military and Naval History, Europe since 1815, and United States since 1877. Since we usually have two faculty members per field, we get six lists of books to read. The total will ultimately be around 450 books.

Here's the first of the European lists:

Core France

Philippe Burrin, France under the Germans: Collaboration and Compromise 
Ronald Schechter (ed) The French Revolution
Eugen Weber, Peasants into Frenchmen : The Modernization of Rural France, 1870-1914 
Henry Rousso, The Vichy Syndrome: History and Memory in France since 1944
Zeev Sternhell, Neither Right nor Left: Fascist Ideology in France (English translation, 1996)
Robert O. Paxton, Vichy France
Gérard Noiriel, The French Melting Pot
Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau and Annette Becker, 14-18: Understanding the Great War 
Michael Sutton, France and the Construction of Europe, 1944-2006 
Marc Bloch, Strange Defeat 


Henri Barbusse, Under Fire 
Françoise Gaspard, A Small City in France: A Socialist Mayor Confronts Neofascism
Andrew Feenberg and Jim Freedman (eds.,) When Poetry Ruled the Streets: The French May Events of 1968
Charles Sowerwine, France since 1870: Culture, Politics, and Society 
Isser Woloch, Napoleon and his Collaborators 
Martyn Lyons, Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution 
David Bell, The First Total War: Napoleon’s Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It 
Maurice Agulhon, The Republican Experiment  
Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte
Mark Traugott, Armies of the Poor : Determinants of Working-Class Participation in the Parisian Insurrection of June 1848 
Ronald Aminzade, Ballots and Barricades. Class Formation and Republican Politics in France, 1830-1871 
Maurice Agulhon, The Republic in the Village 
Roger V. Gould, Insurgent Identities: Class, Community, and Protest in Paris from 1848 to the Commune 
Jill Harsin, Barricades: The War of the Streets in Revolutionary Paris, 1830-1848 
Ruth Harris, Lourdes. Body and Spirit in the Secular Age 
Caroline Ford, Divided Houses: Religion and Gender in Modern France 
Robert J. Soucy, French Fascism; the Second Wave 1933-1989 
Kevin Passmore, From Liberalism to Fascism: The Right in a French Province 
Geoff Watkins, “Recent Work on France and the Second World War,” Journal of Contemporary History 37 (2002): 637-47
Pierre Laborie, “1940-1944: Double Think in France,” in Sarah Fishman et al., France at War: Vichy and the Historians 
Philippe Roger, The American Enemy: A Story of French Anti-Americanism
Helga Haftendorn et al., The Strategic Triangle: France, Germany, and the United States in the Shaping of the New Europe 
Frances Lynch, “France and European Integration: From the Schuman Plan to Economic and Monetary Union,” Contemporary European History 13 (2004): 117-21.
James J. Sheehan, “The Problem of Sovereignty in European History,” American Historical Review vol. 111 (February 2006): 1-15
Francois Furet, The Passing of an Illusion…
Julian Jackson, The Popular Front in France: Defending Democracy, 1934-1938
Eugen Weber, Action Francaise: Royalism and Reaction in Twentieth Century France
Rene Remond, The Right Wing in France from 1815 to de Gaulle
Robert Doughty, Pyrrhic Victory: French Strategy and Operations in the Great War
Michael Marrus and Robert Paxton, Vichy France and the Jews
Robert Paxton, Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, 1940-1944

History and Theory (optional)

Michel de Certeau, “History: Science and Fiction” in Heterologies: Discourse on the Other, trans. Brian Massumi (Minneapolis, 1986), 199-207, 214-221
William Sewell, "The Concept(s) of Culture," in ed. Victoria Bonnell and Lynn Hunt, Beyond the Cultural Turn (Berkeley, 1999), 35-61
Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: the Birth of the Prison (New York, 1979, orig. 1975)
Foucault, "Two Lectures," in Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977 by Michel Foucault, ed. Colin Gordon (NY,1980), 78-108
Edward Said, Orientalism
Pierre Bourdieu, "Structures, Habitus, Power: Basis for a Theory of Symbolic Power," in Culture/Power/History, 155-199

France and Empire

Victoria De Grazia, Irresistible Empire. America’s Advance through Twentieth-Century Europe 
Kristen Ross, Fast Cars, Clean Bodies
Todd Shepard, The Invention of Decolonization. The Algerian War and the Remaking of France 
Eric Jennings, "Conservative Confluences, 'Nativist' Synergy: Reinscribing Vichy's National Revolution in Indochina," French Historical Studies, vol 27, no. 3 (Summer 2004)
Gavin Bowd, Daniel Clayton, "Tropicality, Orientalism, and French Colonialism in Indochina: The Work of Pierre Gourou 1927-1982," French Historical Studies, vol 28, no. 2 (Spring 2005)
Benjamin C. Bower, A Desert Named Peace: The Violence of France's Empire in the Algerian Sahara, 1844-1902
Jennifer Pitts, A Turn to Empire: The Rise of the Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France
Stephen A. Toth, The End of Empire in French West Africa: France's Successful Decolonization?
Herman Lebovics, Bringing the Empire Back Home: France in the Global Age
Alice Conklin, A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930
David Prochaska, Making Algeria French: Colonialism in Bone, 1970-1920


Joan Scott, The Politics of the Veil 
Lynn Hunt, The Family Romance of the French Revolution
Judith Surkis, Sexing the Citizen: Morality and Masculinity in France, 1870-1920
Joan Scott, Only Paradoxes to Offer: French Feminists and the Rights of Man
Mary Louise Roberts, Disruptive Acts: The New Woman in fin-de-siecle France
Whitney Chadwick and Tirza Latimer, eds., The Modern Woman Revisited: Paris Between the Wars
Ann Stoler, Carnal Knowledge and Imperial Power
Mary Poovey, Uneven Developments: The Ideological Work of Gender in Mid-Victorian England
Anna Clark, The Struggle for the Breeches: Gender and the Making of the British Working Class
Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: Introduction
Judith Walkowitz, City of Dreadful Delight: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London
Edward Cohen, Walk on the Wilde Side: Toward a Genealogy of a Discourse on Male Sexualities
Erica Rappaport, Shopping for Pleasure: Gender and the Making of London’s West End
Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

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