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  • The Origins of the Grand Tourby Professor Michael G Brennan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Focusing upon three previously unpublished accounts of youthful English travellers in Western Europe (in contrast to the renowned but maturely retrospective memoirs of other seventeenth-century figures such as John Evelyn), this study reassesses the early origins of the cultural phenomenon known as the 'Grand Tour'. Usually denoted primarily as a... more...

  • Transcultural Teensby Chantal Tetreault

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    Transcultural Teens provides readers with a window onto the cultural and linguistic creativity of the housing projects, or cit é s , that ring Paris, showing how young people of Algerian Arab origins play with language in fascinating ways that subvert commonly held notions of intercultural animosity. Provides solid, real-world evidence in... more...

  • Erfüllte Hoffnungby Lucie Filipová

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2015; US$ 60.15

    Biographische Informationen Dr. Lucie Filipová ist Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin an der Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Karls-Universität Prag.   Reihe Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Europäische Geschichte Mainz - Band 237 more...

  • Die Polonisierung der Stadt Posen nach 1918 und 1945by Anna Moskal

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 58.74

    Die Lokalgeschichte der Stadt Posen/Poznan wurde wesentlich von den konkurrierenden Nationalismen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts geprägt: Sowohl Polen als auch Deutsche erhoben Anspruch auf die Stadt, die mehrfach ihre staatliche Zugehörigkeit wechselte. Gegenstand von Anna Moskals Untersuchung sind Polonisierungsprozesse in Posen während der Zwischenkriegszeit... 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...

  • Partenaires de raison?by Carine Germond

    De Gruyter 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... more...

  • France 1870-1914by Robert Gildea

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    The period 1870 - 1914 in France saw the consolidation of republican government and the recovery of national self-confidence. Though political crises such as the Dreyfus Affair threatened to tear it apart, the Republic established firm parliamentary rule, built up an Empire and an army which was to see it through the Great War. The new edition of this... more...

  • Galloping at Everythingby Ian Fletcher

    The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86

    The poor discipline demonstrated by the British cavalry commanded by general Slade at Maguilla in 1812 prompted the Duke of Wellington's famous remark that British cavalry officers were in the habit of 'galloping at everything'. This assessment has unduly coloured the view of generations of historians. In this reapraisal, Ian Fletcher contends that... more...

  • Alles Mythos! 16 populäre Irrtümer über Frankreichby Ralf Nestmeyer

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 25.90

    Der Franzose: Eine Baskenmütze auf dem Kopf, das Hemd in blau-weiß gestreift, in der Hand trägt er ein Baguette und unterm Arm eine Flasche Rotwein. In seinem Landhaus neigt er ? schließlich ist Gott Franzose ? zur Gemütlichkeit, in Paris dagegen genügt ein Funke zur Revolution. Die modische Französin hat drei Kinder und geht arbeiten. Ist das wirklich... more...