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  • The Human Tradition in Modern Franceby K. Steven Vincent; Alison Klairmont-Lingo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 31.99

    This engaging textbook provides a human perspective of the history of France from 1789 to the present through essays that highlight individuals and intriguing events that too often have been lost under labels and statistics. Students will gain an understanding of the humor and passion in French history from these original chapters by established... more...

  • The Idea of the Sciences in the French Enlightenmentby G. Matthew Adkins

    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...

  • In the Public Eyeby James Smith Allen

    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...

  • Juries and the Transformation of Criminal Justice in France in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuriesby James M. Donovan

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    James Donovan takes a comprehensive approach to the history of the jury in modern France by investigating the legal, political, sociocultural, and intellectual aspects of jury trial from the Revolution through the twentieth century. He demonstrates that these juries, through their decisions, helped shape reform of the nation's criminal justice system.... more...

  • La France sous Philippe le Belby Edgard Boutaric; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "En toutes choses et en tout temps, on doit éviter de confondre le fait avec le droit : cette distinction est surtout nécessaire quand on s'occupe de l'histoire du moyen âge, qui est l'époque où la force exerçait un empire presque souverain, et où l'abus, quand il pouvait prouver une longue existence, s'érigeait en droit." more...

  • Lexikon der deutsch-französischen Kulturbeziehungen nach 1945by

    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...

  • The Life and Death of Industrial Languedoc, 1700-1920by Christopher H. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 164.99

    This study of the rise and decline of industrialization in the Bas-Languedoc region of France uses a 200-year time-frame to examine the process of how and why a successful industrial region manufacturing woollens transformed itself into an agricultural, wine-growing area. more...

  • Malrauxby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 11.99

    The authorized biography of the most important man of letters in twentieth century France: André Malraux, French novelist, art theorist, and France?s Minister of Cultural Affairs.   more...

  • Marxism and the French Leftby Tony Judt

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 21.25

    Unlike most books, which treat labor, Socialist and Communist history separately and view French Marxism as a self-contained philosophical phenomenon, Marxism and the French Left offers a refreshingly different approach to the subject. Judt emphasizes the complex and interwoven themes that unify the topics of his essays to construct a distinctive... more...

  • Memoirs from Beyond the Tombby François-René de Chateaubriand

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 20.78

    The most enjoyable, glamorous and gripping of all 19th-century autobiographies - a tumultuous account of France hit by wave after wave of revolutions Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb is the greatest and most influential of all French autobiographies - an extraordinary, highly entertaining account of a uniquely adventurous and frenzied life. Chateaubriand... more...