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  • Torture and the Twilight of Empireby Marnia Lazreg

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.46

    Torture and the Twilight of Empire looks at the intimate relationship between torture and colonial domination through a close examination of the French army's coercive tactics during the Algerian war from 1954 to 1962. By tracing the psychological, cultural, and political meanings of torture at the end of the French empire, Marnia Lazreg also sheds... more...

  • Marie Antoinette's Darkest Daysby Will Bashor

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 26.99

    Marie Antoinette?s Darkest Days recreates in compelling detail the short but intensely agonizing period of the ex-queen?s incarceration in the Conciergerie, Her seventy-six days in this terrifying prison can only be described as the darkest and most horrific of the fallen queen?s life, vividly recaptured in this richly researched history. more...

  • Stealing Homeby Shannon L. Fogg

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 89.99 US$ 80.99

    A social history focusing on the individual stories of Jewish Holocaust survivors in France as they tried to rebuild their lives after the war: examining the looting of private apartments in Paris as part of the German occupiers' plunder of France, and analyzing Jewish attempts to reclaim their possessions in the war's immediate aftermath. more...

  • Letters of Seamen in the Wars with France, 1793-1815by Helen Watt

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 120.00

    Letters of seamen below the rank of commissioned officer which tell us a great deal about shipboard life and about seamen's attitudes. more...

  • Fighting for the Newsby Brian Best

    Frontline 2016; US$ 21.33

    It is now two centuries since a newspaper conceived the idea of sending a reporter overseas to observe, gather information and write about war. With no experience to draw upon, both newspaper and correspondent gradually worked out a procedure that has evolved into today’s incredibly sophisticated and unrecognisable form. The first special... more...

  • Propaganda Documentaries in Franceby Jean-Pierre Bertin-Maghit; Marcelline Block

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 94.99

    This is the first volume specifically devoted to non-fiction propaganda film distributed in France during the ?Dark Years? of the German Occupation. This book shows how the Nazis pursued an aggressive series of measures designed to monopolize the French market and foster agitation against Americans, Jews, Communists, and others. The author provides... more...

  • The Right to Differenceby Maurice Samuels

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Universal equality is a treasured political concept in France, but recent anxiety over the country?s Muslim minority has led to an emphasis on a new form of universalism, one promoting loyalty to the nation at the expense of all ethnic and religious affiliations. This timely book offers a fresh perspective on the debate by showing that French equality... more...

  • Sentimental Savantsby Meghan K. Roberts

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Though the public may retain a hoary image of the lone scientific or philosophical genius generating insights in isolation, scholars discarded it long ago. In reality, the families of scientists and philosophers in the Enlightenment played a substantial role, not only making space for inquiry within the home but also assisting in observing, translating,... more...

  • Understanding Demographic Transitionsby Claude Diebolt; Faustine Perrin

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 106.55

    This book studies the process of demographic transition which has played a key role in the economic development of Western countries. The special focus is on France, which constitutes the first clear case of fertility decline in Europe. The book analyzes the reasons behind this phenomenon by examining the evolution of demographic variables in France... more...

  • Les Parisiennesby Anne Sebba

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 20.99

    ?Anne Sebba has the nearly miraculous gift of combining the vivid intimacy of the lives of women during The Occupation with the history of the time. This is a remarkable book.? ?Edmund de Waal, New York Times bestselling author of The Hare with the Amber Eyes New York Times bestselling author Anne Sebba explores a devastating period in... more...