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  • The French Intifadaby Andrew Hussey

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 35.99

    A provocative rethinking of France?s long relationship with the Arab world To fully understand both the social and political pressures wracking contemporary France?and, indeed, all of Europe?as well as major events from the Arab Spring in the Middle East to the tensions in Mali, Andrew Hussey believes that we have to look beyond the confines of... more...

  • Proletarian Nightsby Jacques Ranciere

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Proletarian Nights , previously published in English as Nights of Labor and one of Rancière?s most important works, dramatically reinterprets the Revolution of 1830, contending that workers were not rebelling against specific hardships and conditions but against the unyielding predetermination of their lives. Through a study of worker-run newspapers,... more...

  • How to Ruin a Queenby Jonathan Beckman

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 14.99

    On 5 September 1785, a trial began in Paris that would divide the country, captivate Europe and send the French monarchy tumbling down the slope towards the Revolution. Cardinal Louis de Rohan, scion of one of the most ancient and distinguished families in France, stood accused of forging Marie Antoinette's signature to fraudulently obtain the most... more...

  • Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century Franceby Daryl M. Hafter; Nina Kushner; Jacob Melish; Judith DeGroat; Cynthia Truant; Nancy Locklin; Rafe Blaufarb; Jane McLeod; James Collins; Bonnie Smith

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 36.95

    In the eighteenth century, French women were active in a wide range of employments?from printmaking to running whole-sale businesses?although social and legal structures frequently limited their capacity to work independently. The contributors to Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century France reveal how women at all levels of society negotiated these... more...

  • When the United States Spoke Frenchby Francois Furstenberg

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 19.99

    In 1789, as the French Revolution shook Europe to the core, the new United States was struggling for survival in the face of financial insolvency and bitter political and regional divisions. When the United States Spoke French explores the republic?s formative years from the viewpoint of a distinguished circle of five Frenchmen taking refuge in America.... more...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 28.99

    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...

  • France's Lost Empiresby Kate Marsh; Nicola Frith; Emile Chabal; Olivier Courteaux; Kathryn Dale; Claire Eldridge; Yun Kyoung Kwon; Indra N. Mukhopadhyay; John Strachan; Sophie Watt; Akhila Yechury

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    This collection of essays investigates the fundamental role that the loss of colonial territories at the end of the Ancient Regime and post-World War II has played in shaping French memories and colonial discourses. In identifying loss and nostalgia as key tropes in cultural representations, these essays call for a re-evaluation of French colonialism... more...

  • When France Was King of Cartographyby Christine M. Petto

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 39.99

    When France Was King of Cartography investigates over a thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over the course of two centuries in France. The book focuses on situated knowledge or 'localized' interests reflected in these geographical productions.... more...

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

    University of Delaware 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...

  • The Perilous Crownby Munro Price

    Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 21.81

    Beginning with the return from exile of Louis-Philippe d'Orleans in 1814, together with his sister, Madame Adelaide, Price examines the remarkable period that saw not one but two revolutions; the first, in 1830, put Louis-Philippe on the throne; the second, in 1848, saw him exiled once more, destined to spend the last years of his life in quiet seclusion... more...