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on 27 February 2010
This book is the result of an international conference held in Edinburgh in 1976.

Instead of the usual individual papers lined up discretely and more or less remotely after one another, this book offers 13 themes on which two scholars, one French and one British, write in turn.

The approach is mostly one from a point of view of the general history, either political, social, or diplomatic.

1. The Growth of the Nation State
Philippe Contamine, 21
Peter Lewis, 32

2. Féodalité and Seigneurie in France and England
Rodney Hilton, 39
Jacques Le Goff, 51

3. The Protestant Reformation in England and France
Geoffrey Dickens, 65
Jean Delumeau, 77

4. English and French Revolutions
Denis Richet, 87
Norman Hampson, 104

5. Refugees, Exiles, Emigrés
Jean-Alain Lesourd, 117
Maurice Hutt, 130

6. The Second Hundred Years' War (1689-1815)
Jean Meyer, 139
John Bromley, 164

7. Economic Growth in Britain and France
Patrick O'Brien, 175
François Crouzet, 187

8. The Education Systems of Britain and France
Françoise Mayeur, 199
Theodore Zeldin, 211

9. Towns in England and France
Anthony Sutcliffe, 217
François Bédarida, 225

10. Nations and Regions
John Mackintosh, 237
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, 251

11. Entente and Mésentente
Douglas Johnson, 265
Jean-Baptiste Duroselle, 274

12. British and French Parliamentarism
André Mathiot, 283
Vincent Wright, 296

13. Welfare State and Economic Planning
Harold Perkin, 313
Marcel David, 329

14. From Empires to Europe
André Fontaine, 343
George Gardiner, 353

Postface, François Bédarida, 361

Notes to the text, 365
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