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- University of Delaware Press 2013; US$ 69.99
This book challenges common historical misperceptions of both the history of the sciences in early modern France and the history of the French Enlightenment. Tracing the complex historical relationship between them, this reinterpretation critiques the view that the sciences were always politically neutral and that the philosophes were proto-republican.... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.74
From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II?told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible... more...
- Rizzoli 2014; US$ 26.95
INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards -- 2014 Finalist For gardening aficionados and Francophiles, a love letter to the Versailles Palace and grounds, from the man who knows them best. In Alain Baraton's Versailles, every grove tells a story. As the gardener-in-chief, Baraton lives on its grounds, and since 1982 he has devoted his life to the gardens,... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99
This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called superb? presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of itself amid storm clouds that won?t go away. France on the Brink was chosen as a New York Times book of the year and hailed by the Wall Street... more...
- De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2016; US$ 84.00
What does it mean to be a ?leftist? after Marxism has been called into question by a wave of structural changes, both economic and societal? What is the object of social critique after notions of class and exploitation are no longer applicable? Prophets of Fluidity examines the epistemological strategies introduced into the political practices of leftist... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00
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...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00
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...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2013; US$ 46.37
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...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 45.42
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...