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  • The Great Cat Massacreby Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the... more...

  • Massacreby John Merriman

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century?before culminating in horrific violence. Following the disastrous French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, hungry and politically disenchanted Parisians took up arms against their government... more...

  • À La Modby Ian Moore

    Summersdale 2014; US$ 9.99

    A comedic romp through one man's life in the Loire Valley, France Comedian, mod, and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough. Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesn?t like, he hatches a plan to move his wife and young son to a remote corner of the Loire Valley in search of serenity and space.... more...

  • Hexagonal Variationsby Jo McCormack

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 94.00

    Hexagonal Variations provides an essential overview of key debates about contemporary French society and culture. Concise, challenging and comprehensive, its chapters each address the processes of change and redefinition that characterise France today. Contributors analyse and situate cinematic, literary, online and visual texts, mediatic, political... more...

  • Konservative Revolution in Frankreich?by Hans-W. Eckert

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2000; US$ 56.00

    Die Konservative Revolution, Sammelbegriff für die antidemokratische intellektuelle Rechte in der Weimarer Republik, wird vielfach als Teil eines deutschen Sonderweges begriffen. Eckert geht der Frage nach, inwieweit sich der Begriff der Konservativen Revolution auch auf Frankreich anwenden läßt. Ausgangspunkt sind dabei generationsspezifische Erfahrungen... more...

  • Contemporary French Cultural Studiesby William Kidd; Sian Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    The study of French culture has long ceased to be purely centred on literature. Undergraduate French courses now embrace all forms of cultural production and consumption, and students need to have a broad knowledge of everything from day-time TV and the latest detective novels to debates about national identity and immigration policies. This stimulating... more...

  • Europa und sein Ostenby Joachim von Puttkamer; Wlodzimierz Borodziej

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2012; US$ 42.00

    Der Auftakt-Band der Reihe ?Europas Osten im 20. Jahrhundert? versammelt die Beiträge der gleichnamigen Tagung, mit der das Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena im Sommer 2011 seine Tätigkeit aufgenommen hat. Er diskutiert historische, politische, filmische und museale Zugänge zu den Erfahrungen des östlichen Europas im 20. Jahrhundert und fragt danach, welche... more...

  • Partenaires de raison?by Carine Germond

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 70.00

    The decade of the 1960s was a crucial period in Franco-German relations. Although the Élysée Treaty of 1963 formalized cooperation between the two countries, fundamental disagreements remained on a range of political interests. Drawing upon French and German archival sources, Carine Germond analyzes the influences of this relationship within the development... more...

  • Geschichte des Ausschusses zur Vorbereitung einer deutschen Volksfrontby Ursula Langkau-Alex

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 133.00

    Der zweite Band erhellt erstmals Intentionen, Handlungen und Blockaden der Gegner des NS-Regimes im Rahmen der sich wandelnden politischen Konstellationen in Europa (deutsche Aufrüstung, Spanischer Bürgerkrieg, Terror und Prozesse in der Sowjetunion und Säuberungen in der Komintern und ihren Sektionen) bis zum Ende aller Aktivitäten im Volksfrontausschuß... more...

  • Geschichte Frankreichsby Peter C. Hartmann

    C.H. Beck 2011; US$ 8.14

    Peter C. Hartmann beschreibt die Geschichte Frankreichs knapp, übersichtlich und umfassend von der Bildung des Westfränkischen Reiches im Frühmittelalter bis zur Gegenwart. Er berücksichtigt dabei nicht nur die politische Geschichte, sondern auch die wesentlichen Entwicklungen in Kultur, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft. Seine kleine Geschichte eines großen... more...