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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Here is a true publishing event?the first modern translation of a lost masterpiece by one of fiction?s giants. Censored upon publication in 1871, out of print since the 1950s, and untranslated for a century, Zola?s The Kill (La Curée) emerges as an unheralded classic of naturalism. Second in the author?s twenty-volume Rougon-Macquart saga, it is... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 40.95
It's a commonplace that citizens in Western democracies are disaffected with their political leaders and traditional democratic institutions. But in Democratic Legitimacy , Pierre Rosanvallon, one of today's leading political thinkers, argues that this crisis of confidence is partly a crisis of understanding. He makes the case that the sources of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 18.00
This translation of an undisputed classic aims to be both accurate and readable. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 27.50
Europe?s imperial projects were often predicated on a series of legal and scientific distinctions that were frequently challenged by the reality of social and sexual interactions between the colonized and the colonizers.When Emmanuelle Saada discovered a 1928 decree defining the status of persons of mixed parentage born in French Indochina?the ... more...
- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 36.35
Many American readers like to regard Alexis de Tocqueville as an honorary American and democrat--as the young French aristocrat who came to early America and, enthralled by what he saw, proceeded to write an American book explaining democratic America to itself. Yet, as Lucien Jaume argues in this acclaimed intellectual biography, Democracy in America... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 39.50
Historians have long treated Reconstruction primarily as a southern concern isolated from broader national political developments. Yet at its core, Reconstruction was a battle for the legacy of the Civil War that would determine the political fate not only of the South but of the nation. In Gold and Freedom, Nicolas Barreyre recovers... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 39.50
Alexis de Tocqueville?s Souvenirs was his extraordinarily lucid and trenchant analysis of the 1848 revolution in France. Despite its bravura passages and stylistic flourishes, however, it was not intended for publication. Written just before Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte?s 1851 coup prompted the great theorist of democracy to retire from... more...