How to Be French is a magisterial history of French
nationality law from 1789 to the present, written by Patrick
Weil, one of France’s foremost historians. First published in
France in 2002, it is filled with captivating human dramas, with
legal professionals, and with statesmen including La Fayette,
Napoleon, Clemenceau, de Gaulle, and Chirac. France has long
pioneered nationality policies. It was France that first made the... more...