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  • Exporting Cultureby

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 39.99

    Is European culture visible enough in the globalized world? Why is culture from this continent often perceived as ?old-fashioned? or even worse as ?out-dated?? Is the export of national cultural products and services ? in most European countries subsidized by the taxpayer ? no longer relevant, or more relevant than ever before? Is it a huge waste... more...

  • Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartresby Henry Adams; Raymond Carney

    Penguin Publishing Group 1986; US$ 18.00

    Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring... more...

  • Government through Culture and the Contemporary French Rightby Jeremy Ahearne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Culture, understood broadly, lay at the heart of contrasting right-wing strategies for government in France during the pivotal decade of 2002-2012. Looking at issues of secularism, education, televisual performance, public memory and nation-branding Ahearne analyses how presidents Chirac and Sarkozy sought to redefine contemporary French identity.... more...

  • The Radical Bourgeoisieby Katherine Auspitz

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 40.00

    A reassessment of the role of French Radicals as thinkers and politicians. more...

  • The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseffby Marie Bashkirtseff; Katherine Kernberger; Vincent Nicolosi

    Fonthill Press LLC 2013; US$ 14.99

    Enraptured with her own beauty, enraged by society’s constraints upon women and determined to achieve fame and success at any price, Marie Bashkirtseff became one of the greatest artists of her century and she wrote a vivid portrait of a freethinking woman born decades before her time. In 1873, as a beautiful 14-year-old girl of Russian nobility—transplanted... more...

  • I Am the Most Interesting Book of All, Volume Iby Marie Bashkirtseff; Katherine Kernberger; Vincent Nicolosi

    Fonthill Press LLC 2013; US$ 4.99

    Fonthill Press is pleased to present the definitive edition of I AM THE MOST INTERESTING BOOK OF ALL, Volume I of The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. Beautifully and meticulously translated by Katherine Kernberger, this lavishly illustrated and fully annotated edition encompasses entries from 1873 to 1876, seminal and tumultuous years in Marie’s... more...

  • Lust for Glory, Volume IIby Marie Bashkirtseff; Katherine Kernberger; Vincent Nicolosi

    Fonthill Press LLC 2013; US$ 4.99

    Fonthill Press is pleased to present the definitive edition of LUST FOR GLORY, Volume II of The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. This stunning literary and artistic testament encompasses 1876—1884, the years of Marie’s awakening, of her ceaseless studio work and artistic development, and her rages against fleeting time and looming death. From... more...

  • France and the Grand Tourby Jeremy Black

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00

    In this innovative study of the Grand Tour, Black relies on archival sources to provide an exploration of the real tourist experience rather than, as for the majority of studies of the Grand Tour, an account that is essentially based on travel literature. While sensitive to wider cultural dimensions, the author demonstrates his interest in the experience... more...

  • Europa und sein Ostenby Wlodzimierz Borodziej; Joachim von Puttkamer

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 49.00

    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...

  • After the Delugeby Julian Bourg; François Dosse

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 44.99

    These essays will challenge preconceptions and offer new vantage points from which to assess contemporary French thought. Recommended..... more...