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A History of the French in London: Liberty, Equality, Opportunity

Cornick, Martyn; Randall, Elizabeth; Boucher, Paul; Murdoch, Tessa; Carpenter, Kirsty; Mansel, Philip; Cross, Máire; Bensimon, Fabrice Bensimon; Tombs, Robert; Bantman, Constance; ...
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  • Published: 28 Oct 2014 Journal: French Studies, volume 69, pages 122-122 (issn: 0016-1128, eissn: 1468-2931, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This book examines, for the first time, the history of the social, cultural, political and economic presence of the French in London, and explores the multiple ways in which this presence has contributed to the life of the city.\ud \ud The capital has often provided a place of refuge, from the Huguenots in the 17th century, through the period of the French Revolution, to various exile communities during the 19th century, and on to the Free French in the Second World War. It also considers the generation of French citizens who settled in post-war London, and goes on to provide insights into the contemporary French presence by assessing the motives and lives of Fr...
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free text keywords: Sociology, Performance art, Law, Gender studies, History, Economic history, The arts, Politics, World War II, Gastronomy, French revolution, Creative industries, Social science, HIS
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