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Centre Pompidou
In a unique location under one roof, the Centre Pompidou houses one of the most important museums in the world, featuring the leading collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe, a vast public reference library with facili...
La Francophonie
The primary mission of the organization is the promotion of the French language as an international language and the promotion of worldwide cultural and linguistic diversity in the era of economic globalization. In this regard, co...

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Joan of Arc
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1412
A peasant girl born in what is now eastern France who claimed divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War.
Judt, Tony
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Tony Robert Judt was a British historian, essayist, and university professor.
A Marxist History of the World part 44: Wars of empire
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
The English Revolution transformed Britain into a capitalist economy engaging in geopolitical competition. Neil Faulkner looks at how Britain became the dominant global superpower of the 19th Century.
A Marxist History of the World part 45: The Enlightenment
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
What gave the Enlightenment its subversive, politically corrosive character was its critique of institutions and practices which appeared comparatively irrational in the light of modern thinking, argu...
A Marxist History of the World part 47: The French Revolution - Storming of the Bastille
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
In the latest of his series on the Marxist understanding of history, Neil Faulkner explores revolution and counter-revolution in 18th-Century France.
A Marxist History of the World Part 48: The French Revolution - The Jacobin Dictatorship
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
In his latest instalment, Neil Faulkner explores the rise of the Jacobin dictatorship and the ever-present threat of counter-revolution in 18th Century France.
A Marxist History of the World part 49: The French Revolution - Themidor, Directory and Napoleon
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Counterfire
In his third chapter on the French Revolution, Neil Faulkner discusses the contradictions of bourgeois revolution - but celebrates the gains it won.
A Marxist History of the World part 59: The Franco-Prussian War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In this week's chapter of the Marxist History series Neil Faulkner looks at how Germany’s ruling elite brought about a bourgeois revolution ‘from above’.
A Marxist History of the World part 60: The Paris Commune: the face of proletarian revolution
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
The Franco-Prussian war produced the first proletarian revolution in history, and showed to the world for the first time what a workers’ state looks like.
A Marxist History of the World part 68: 1914: descent into barbarism
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the summer of 1914 capitalism tipped humanity into an abyss of barbarism that would leave millions dead. Neil Faulkner looks at the First World War.
A Marxist History of the World part 85: June 1936: the French general strike and factory occupations
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Counterfire
In the mid-1930s French workers launched a wave of strikes and occupations. Neil Faulkner explains how the Stalinised Communist Party worked to contain this resistance.
May 1968 in France
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May 1968, referring to the period when the events occurred in France, saw the largest general strike that ever stopped the economy of an advanced industrial country,[1] the first wildcat general strik...
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
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A wave of Roman Catholic mob violence, directed against the Huguenots (French Calvinist Protestants).
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
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Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.

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The History of Democracy
A Marxist Interpretation
Roper, Brian S.
Book
2013
Roper traces the history of democracy from ancient Athens to the emergence of liberal representative and socialist participatory democracy. He argues that democracy cannot be understood separately fro...
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.


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