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  • Time for Outrageby Stéphane Hessel

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    This controversial, impassioned call-to-arms for a return to the ideals that fueled the French Resistance has sold millions of copies worldwide since its publication in France in October 2010. Rejecting the dictatorship of world financial markets and defending the social values of modern democracy, 93-old Stéphane Hessel -- Resistance leader, concentration... more...

  • A Brief History of Franceby Cecil Jenkins

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65

    When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, it is a place of huge diversity. The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged from over 2000 years of history and it is a riveting story from Roman conquest to the present day. Cecil Jenkins... more...

  • Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 55.00

    While most analyses of the French National Front (NF) see it as a threat to democracy, the exact nature of this threat has never been clearly defined. Drawing on interviews with leading far-right figures and access to internal party documents, this book identifies the NF as a modern fascist party. The authors produce an uncompromising assessment of... more...

  • Performative Geschichtsschreibungby Stephan Jaeger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    This study shows for the first time how performative historical writing emerged as a historical necessity in the German-speaking world of the late 18th century. In the long term this development paved the way for modern historiographic narrative. It discusses texts that use representational strategies to express the essentials of the course of history.... more...

  • El Juramento de Lealtad (The Pledge of Allegiance )by Stephanie Macceca

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 6.99

    The Pledge of Allegiance: Poem of Patriotism is a story of some students who are struggling with the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. Even though they say it everyday, they are not quite sure what they are saying. With the help of their teachers and parents, the children soon learn what the pledge means and what it symbolizes about freedom in America.... more...

  • Marianne In Chainsby Robert Gildea

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.47

    The winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2002. 'If there is one book on Vichy which people should read then this is surely it.' Michael Burleigh. more...

  • Martyrs and Murderersby Stuart Carroll

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    The House of Guise was one of the greatest princely families of the sixteenth century, or indeed of any age. Today they are best remembered through the tragic life of one family member, Mary Queen of Scots. But the story of her Guise uncles, aunts and cousins is if anything more gripping - and certainly of greater significance in the history of Europe.... more...

  • Pluralism and the Idea of the Republic in Franceby Julian Wright; H. S. Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    The idea of the centralized State has played a powerful role in shaping French republicanism. But for two hundred years, many have tried to find other ways of being French and Republican. These essays challenge the traditional account, bringing together new insights from leading scholars. more...

  • The Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 165.00

    This book traces the rise of the French National Front and presents an analysis of the organisation's origins, structure and doctrine which concludes that the Le Pen phenomenon represents a modern and sophisticated form of fascism. The authors offer a critical assessment of how political parties and anti-racist organisations have responded to the... more...

  • From victory to Vichyby Chris Millington

    Manchester University Press 2012; US$ 95.00

    The most up-to-date and comprehensive English-language study of its kind, From victory to Vichy explores the political mobilisation of the two largest French veterans’ associations during the interwar years, the Union fédérale (UF) and the Union nationale des combattants (UNC). Drawing on extensive research into the associations’... more...