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Organized chronologically, A History of Modern France presents a survey of the dramatic events that have punctuated French history, including the French Revolution, the upheavals of the 19th century, the world wars of the 20th century, and France's current role in the European Union. Written for today's undergraduate students, the text presents scholarly . In this Very Short Introduction, Vanessa Schwartz argues that modern France, as both a world stage and a global crossroads, is an essential actor in the development of contemporary , French is the only language other than English spoken on five continents, and more people still visit France than anywhere else in the s: 7. Excerpt from The Story of Modern France The book is arranged for elementary history classes, and for supplementary reading as well. Some acquaint ance with the history of France is most helpful in under standing and studying literature, and English, American, Medieval, and General history.5/5(2). France in Modern Times. New York: Norton, ISBN ; Third Republic: Bernard, Philippe, and Henri Dubief. The Decline of the Third Republic, - (The Cambridge History of Modern France) () excerpt and text search; Clarke, Jackie.