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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
This book explores the following: What is the art of power? What is the art of French power? How did Charles de Gaulle understand and assert power, establishing the Fifth Republic and breaking centuries of political instability? How well or poorly have his successors wielded the art of French power to define, defend, or enhance French interests? more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 62.00 US$ 56.42
Wilfred Kohl analyzes the development of France's atomic force, focusing on the role of nuclear weapons in de Gaulle's policies and its impact on French relations with NATO, her key alliance partners (the United States, Great Britain, and West Germany), and the U.S.S.R. He emphasizes the discontinuity between de Gaulle's grandiose designs and the... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99
The career of the French general Maxime Weygand offers a fascinating glimpse into the perils and politics of military leadership and loyalty in the interwar years and after France?s defeat in 1940. Of obscure birth, Weygand had an outstanding career during WWI as chief of staff for Marshal Foch and served France after the war in Poland and Syria before... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 58.38
"1968" ist mittlerweile zur Chiffre für eine gesamte Zeitsignatur geworden, für Krisenhaftigkeit und Krisenbewusstsein weltweit. Die Ausbrüche vom Mai 1968 verweisen auf tiefe historische Zäsuren und gesellschaftliche Umbrüche. Ausgangsbedingungen, Konfliktlagen und Ausprägungen von Protest und Reformen untersucht der Band erstmals in... more...
- Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95
Burke supported the American revolution but fought against the French. With his major work Reflections on the Revolution in France, written in 1790, he attacked the revolution and its rationalism and at the same time created a weapon for the counter revolution in England. Burke predicted with uncanny accuracy the Reign of Terror which lay ahead. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 69.95
Facing Postmodernity explains French cultural theory by grounding it in the politics of the issues facing France today such as: * the breaking of the city * racism * the crisis of culture * new citizenship. It discusses some of the major responses to postmodernity by contemporary French thinkers, both the very well known -Lyotard, Levinas, Derrida... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95
The Fifth French Republic is a study of modern French politics and history, discussing the five presidents who span from 1959 to the present--Charles de Gaulle, Georges Pompidou, Valry Giscard d'Estang, Fran5~ois Mitterand and Jacques Chirac. Philip Thody examines the importance of the similarities between the five men for an understanding of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
An essential introduction to the major political problems, debates and conflicts which are central to the history of the Third Republic in France, from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 to the fall of France in June 1940. It provides original sources, detailed commentary and helpful chronologies and bibliographies on topics including: * the emergence... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95
This stimulating one-volume history traces the social and economic evolution of France as a nation from the founding of the monarchy in 987, to the present day. Against a background of structural change, Goubert etches a vivid account of key events and personalities. His perspective is a popular one, and his main interest is in how political events... more...