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  • 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; Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris

    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...

  • 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$ 14.88

    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...

  • Kulturen und Gedächtnisby Rex Rexheuser

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 37.89

    Von der russischen Geschichte ausgehend, erschließt sich Rex Rexheuser den Blick auf Ostmitteleuropa, nimmt dann seine Rolle als ?deutscher Osteuropahistoriker? bewusster in Augenschein und wendet sich in vollem Bewusstsein der Spannung zwischen ?Geschichte? und ?Gedächtnis? dem besonderen Verhältnis von Deutschen, Polen und Juden zu, um schließlich... more...

  • Das ?Pruzzenland? als geteilte Erinnerungsregionby Stephanie Zloch; Izabela Lewandowska

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 47.35

    Das »Pruzzenland« ist eine Region im nordöstlichen Europa, die von vielfältigen kulturellen und multiethnischen Traditionen, aber auch historisch von konkurrierenden nationalen Ansprüchen zwischen Deutschland, Polen, Litauen und Russland gekennzeichnet war. Die wohl weitreichendste Zäsur stellten die Verschiebung der nationalstaatlichen Grenzen und... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacre - A History of Britain in 100 Mistakesby Gareth Rubin

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    In 1914 a train pulled into a provincial British railway station. The porter, a curious chap, asked the regiment of soldiers where they were from. ‘Ross-shire,? one called down, but the porter heard ‘Russia?. And so began a rumour that led to Germany losing the First World War. Often the history we learn at school is only half the story. We hear... 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...

  • FRANCOPHONE POSTCOLONIAL STUDIESby Charles Forsdick; David Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies.... more...