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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95
This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies.... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95
The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times “one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century.? His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international bestseller, calling for a return to the values of his native France?s “greatest generation,? the resistance fighters of World War II. It has... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.99
If any modern democratic leader has believed in the "great man'' theory of history and acted self-consciously in accordance with it, it was surely de Gaulle. On both occasions when he came to power it was in his own right, as a ``providential figure'', not as the representative of a political or social movement. In office, his wielding of power was,... more...
- Springer 2014; US$ 39.99
Is European culture visible enough in the globalized world? Why is culture from this continent often perceived as ?old-fashioned? or even worse as ?out-dated?? Is the export of national cultural products and services - in most European countries subsidized by the taxpayer - no longer relevant, or more relevant than ever before? Is it a huge waste of... more...
- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
During the interwar years France experienced severe political polarization. At the time many observers, particularly on the left, feared that the French right had embraced fascism, generating a fierce debate that has engaged scholars for decades, but has also obscured critical changes in French society and culture during the 1920s and 1930s. This... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 2.99
As the 100th anniversary of World War I approaches, historian Margaret MacMillan compares current global tensions?rising nationalism, globalization's economic pressures, sectarian strife, and the United States' fading role as the world's pre-eminent superpower?to the period preceding the Great War. In illuminating the years before 1914, MacMillan... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
From the outset of Napoleon’s career, the charismatic Corsican was compared to mythic heroes of antiquity like Achilles, and even today he remains the apotheosis of French glory, a value deeply embedded in the country’s history. From this angle, the Napoleonic era can be viewed as the final chapter in the battle of the Ancients and Moderns.... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00
France, which has the largest Muslim minority community in Europe, has been in the news in recent years because of perceptions that Muslims have not integrated into French society. The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole explores the roots of these debates through an examination of the history of social welfare programs for Algerian migrants from... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 39.42
HauptbeschreibungIm Dezember 1962, einen Monat vor der Unterzeichnung des deutsch-franzÃ¶sischen Freundschaftsvertrags, begnadigte StaatsprÃ¤sident Charles de Gaulle die letzten in Frankreich inhaftierten deutschen Kriegsverbrecher aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Die Entlassung des ehemaligen HÃ¶heren SS- und PolizeifÃ¼hrers Carl Oberg und des einstigen... more...