"Lec 1 - Introduction" France Since 1871 (HIST 276) Professor Merriman lists the books on the syllabus, and offers a brief précis of each of them. Three of the principal themes of the course will be national identity, linguistic identity, and the consequences of the two world wars. Although the course will consider some well-known historical figures, such as Hitler and de Gaulle, it will also examine the individual histories of ordinary people. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Course Introduction 05:48 - Chapter 2. Overview of the Reading List 19:07 - Chapter 3. Major Themes: National Identity and Language 26:19 - Chapter 4. Major Themes: The World Wars Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2007.
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