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

    Penguin Group US 1986; US$ 17.00

    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 and... more...

  • The Radical Bourgeoisieby Katherine Auspitz

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 37.00

    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$ 140.00

    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...

  • After the Delugeby Julian Bourg; François Dosse

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 44.99

    Motivated by a desire to narrate and contextualize the deluge of 'French theory,' After the Deluege showcases recent work by today's brightest scholars of French intellectual history that historicizes key debates, figures, and turning points in the postwar era of French thought. more...

  • Can Islam Be French?by John R. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Can Islam Be French? is an anthropological examination of how Muslims are responding to the conditions of life in France. Following up on his book Why the French Don't Like Headscarves , John Bowen turns his attention away from the perspectives of French non-Muslims to focus on those of the country's Muslims themselves. Bowen asks not the usual... more...

  • A Man and His Wordsby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 9.99

    Robert Boyer is an author, researcher, editor, and public speaker; a member of the Ontario Legislature for 17 years; and the first vice-chairman of Ontario Hydro. more...

  • Views from the Marginsby Kevin J Callahan; Sarah A. Curtis

    University of Nebraska Press 2009; US$ 31.95

    This collection of essays offers examples drawn from an imperial history of France that show the power of the periphery to shape diverse and dynamic modern French identities at its center. Each essay explains French identity as a fluid process rather than a category into which French citizens (and immigrants) are expected to fit. In using a core/periphery... more...