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France

  • The Summer Capitals of Europe, 1814-1919by Marina Soroka

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book is about the great European health spas of the nineteenth century: what they were, how they operated, what life was like there and how their functions evolved to the point where their original medicinal purpose was relegated to a secondary place by the unintended uses of spas as stages of social and political interactions. These popular... more...

  • Le silence tirailléby Rachid Bouamara

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    Quelques paroles d?un illustre poète peuvent parfois suffire à ouvrir les portes d?une grande aventure. C?est en écoutant une chanson du lyrique algérien Slimane Azem que Rachid Bouamara découvre l?existence des nombreux soldats africains ayant combattu aux côtés de la France au cours de plusieurs conflits, notamment les deux guerres mondiales.... more...

  • Mérovingiensby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte des Mérovingiens avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Placée entre deux événements parfaitement datés ? l'avènement de Clovis en 481 et celui de Pépin le Bref en 751 ?, l'époque mérovingienne apparaît avant tout comme une période de transition qui devait préparer le Moyen Âge. En effet, l'invasion barbare a été le fait initial... more...

  • Carolingiensby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte des Carolingiens avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Le nom de la seconde dynastie des rois francs lui vient de son représentant le plus illustre, Charlemagne . Les Carolingiens s'emparent de la royauté en 751 à la suite d'un coup d'État qui permit à Pépin le Bref d'éliminer le dernier Mérovingien. Son fils Charlemagne unit... more...

  • Citizens without Sovereigntyby Daniel Gordon

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 39.50 US$ 35.95

    In a wide-ranging interpretation of French thought in the years 1670-1789, Daniel Gordon takes us through the literature of manners and moral philosophy, theology and political theory, universal history and economics to show how French thinkers sustained a sense of liberty and dignity within an authoritarian regime. A penetrating critique of those... more...

  • The Improvement of Humanityby R. R. Palmer

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 48.95 US$ 44.54

    This work examines education in both theory and practice during the Enlightenment and the French Revolution when educators aimed at nothing less than reforming humanity and creating a new society. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Peter McPhee

    Melbourne University Publishing 2017; US$ 13.87

    On 14 July 1789 thousands of Parisians seized the Bastille fortress in Paris. This was the most famous episode of the Revolution of 1789, when huge numbers of French people across the kingdom successfully rebelled against absolute monarchy and the privileges of the nobility. But the subsequent struggle over what social and political system should... more...

  • History as a Kind of Writingby Philippe Carrard

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 55.00

    In academia, the traditional role of the humanities is being questioned by the ?posts??postmodernism, poststructuralism, and postfeminism?which means that the project of writing history only grows more complex. In History as a Kind of Writing , scholar of French literature and culture Philippe Carrard speaks to this complexity by focusing the lens... more...

  • Artisans of Gloryby Orest Ranum

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Ranum analyzes the canons of writing history and describes the lives and achievements of the royal French historiographers. He examines the manner in which these writers described and, in some sense, created the glory that surrounded the lives of the nobility, hoping by so doing to enhance their own glory. Through studying the careers of these men,... more...

  • Resurrecting Slaveryby Crystal Marie Fleming

    Temple University Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    How can politicians and ordinary citizens face the racial past in a country that frames itself as colorblind? In her timely and provocative book, Resurrecting Slavery , Crystal Fleming shows how people make sense of slavery in a nation where talking about race, colonialism, and slavery remains taboo. Noting how struggles over the meaning of racial... more...