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  • In the Public Eye: A History of Reading in Modern France, 1800-1940by James Smith Allen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.50

    Robert Darnton, Roger Chartier, and others have written much on the history of reading in the Old Regime, but this is the first broad study of reading to focus on the period after 1800. How and why did people understand texts as they did in modern France? In answering this question, James Allen moves easily from one interpretive framework to another... more...

  • Atheism in France, 1650-1729: Volume I: The Orthodox Sources of Disbeliefby Alan Charles Kors

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    Although most historians have sought the roots of atheism in the history of "free thought," Alan Charles Kors contends that attacks on the existence of God were generated above all by the vitality and controversies of orthodox theistic culture itself. In this first volume of a planned two-volume inquiry into the sources and nature of atheism, he shows... more...

  • French Tanks of World War II (2)by Steven Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    The design quality of France's armored vehicles is somewhat forgotten in light of the myth of superiority surrounding the German Panzers' role in the Blitzkrieg against France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The second volume of two covering the French tanks of World War II, this title focuses primarily on the design, development, combat performance,... more...

  • Lexikon der deutsch-französischen Kulturbeziehungen nach 1945by Joachim Umlauf; Nicole [Dr.] Colin; Ulrich Pfeil

    Narr Francke Attempto 2013; US$ 44.98

    Dieses Sachlexikon mit über 200 Stichworten und neun essayistischen Überblicksdarstellungen möchte auf dem neuesten Forschungsstand über die wichtigsten Konzepte, Ereignisse, Fakten, Entwicklungen, Institutionen und Mittler der deutsch-französischen Kulturbeziehungen nach 1945 kompakt und zuverlässig informieren. Über 50 beitragende Wissenschaftler... more...

  • Romantik und Freiheitby Michael Dreyer; Klaus Ries

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 44.06

    Der vorliegende Sammelband stellt den zweiten Band einer Reihe dar, die sich mit dem politischen Reformpotential der Romantik befasst. Nach einer ersten Bestandsaufnahme über das Beziehungsverhältnis von ?Romantik und Revolution? geht es jetzt um die freiheitliche Dimension der Romantik. Dabei stehen ebenfalls die politischen Implikationen der Romantik... more...

  • The Frigatesby James Henderson III

    Pen and Sword 1994; US$ 7.99

    A naval history of the ships and personalities of the Nelson period. The sources used include accounts of the Napoleonic Wars, ships' logs, Admiralty documents, private and official reports, letters and contemporary descriptions. more...

  • Shocking Parisby Stanley Meisler

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Introduction Chapter 1 La Ruche, Young Soutine, and the Russian Jews Chapter 2 Modi, Montparnasse, Netter, and Zbo Chapter 3 Midi, Landscapes in Turmoil, a Pastry Chef, and Assaults on the Canvas Chapter 4 Doctor Barnes, the Discovery of Soutine, and the Rise of the Foreigners Chapter 5 Moyshe/Marc Chagall, the Great Bakst, Paris and the October... more...

  • The Fires of Autumnby Irène Némirovsky; Sandra Smith

    Random House 2014; US$ 27.18

    The Fires of Autumn was written in the last two years of Irène Némirovsky?s life, after she fled Paris in 1940. The prequel to her masterpiece, Suite Française , it is a panoramic exploration of French life and a witness to the greatest horrors of the twentieth century. After four years of bloody warfare Bernard Jacquelain returns... more...

  • Went the Day Well?: Witnessing Waterlooby David Crane

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    A sweeping political, social, military and cultural overview of the United Kingdom on the eve, and then the day, of the greatest battle fought by British arms. more...

  • Went the Day Well?: Witnessing Waterlooby David Crane

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    A sweeping political, social, military and cultural overview of the United Kingdom on the eve, and then the day, of the greatest battle fought by British arms. more...