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  • Adventures in the French Tradeby Jeffrey Mehlman

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 21.95

    This memoir is less a chronicle of the life of a leading scholar/critic of matters French (and a key figure in the naturalization of French "theory" in English) than a series of differently angled fragments, episodes, each with its attendant surprise, in what one commentator has called his amour vache, his injured and occasionally injurious love, for... more...

  • Africa and Franceby Dominic Thomas

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Africa and France reveals how increased control over immigration has changed cultural and social production, especially in theatre, literature, film, and even museum construction. A hated of foreigners, accompanied by new forms of intolerance and racism, has crept from policy into popular expressions of ideas about the postcolony and ethnic minorities.... more...

  • After the Fallby Thomas J. Laub

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 38.99

    German policy in occupied France during the Second World War was in many ways a story of bitter internal conflict between the various German agencies in charge of the occupation. After the Fall provides a detailed analysis of the struggle between these different agencies, highlighting the significant differences in ideology, policy, and method between... more...

  • Against Marriageby Anne-Marie-Louise Duchesse de Montpensier d'Orléans; Joan DeJean

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 20.00

    In seventeenth-century France, aristocratic women were valued by their families as commodities to be married off in exchange for money, social advantage, or military alliance. Once married, they became legally subservient to their husbands. The duchesse de Montpensier—a first cousin of Louis XIV—was one of very few exceptions, thanks to... more...

  • The Age of Napoleonby SUSAN CONNER

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 70.00

    Hegel called him an idea on horseback, a description that suggests Napoleon Bonaparte's complexity, as well as the extent to which he changed France, Europe, and the world. Napoleon has been called a visionary, a pragmatist, a cynical opportunist, an ogre, and a demigod. Here, he is described in his own words and the words of his contemporaries: from... more...

  • The Age of Napoleonby Alistair Horne

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.00

    The age of Napoleon transformed Europe, laying the foundations for the modern world. Now Alistair Horne, one of the great chroniclers of French history gives us a fresh account of that remarkable time. Born into poverty on the remote island of Corsica, he rose to prominence in the turbulent years following the French Revolution, when most of Europe... more...

  • Alexis de Tocquevilleby Karlfriedrich Herb; Oliver Hidalgo

    Campus Verlag 2005; US$ 11.69

    Wenn ein Aristokrat die Demokratie favorisiert, ein Franzose die Amerikaner lobt und ein Freigeist nach Religion verlangt, scheint dies paradox. Tocqueville (1805-1859) beweist, dass der erste Blick oft täuschen kann. Seine Werke werfen Probleme auf, die bis heute ungelöst sind: Wie viel Demokratie darf man wagen? Gibt es einen Konsens zwischen Eigennutz... more...

  • Alexis de Tocquevilleby Joseph Epstein

    HarperCollins 2006; US$ 10.99

    Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, Democracy in America , published in 1835, not only offered a vivid account of what was then a new nation but famously predicted what that nation would become. His startling prescience, as well as the endurance... more...

  • Algeria in Franceby Paul A. Silverstein

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 20.35

    Algerian migration to France began at the end of the 19th century, but in recent years France's Algerian community has been the focus of a shifting public debate encompassing issues of unemployment, multiculturalism, Islam, and terrorism. In this finely crafted historical and anthropological study, Paul... more...

  • Arab Franceby Ian Coller

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Many think of Muslims in Europe as a twentieth century phenomenon, but this book brings to life a lost community of Arabs who lived through war, revolution, and empire in early nineteenth century France. Ian Coller uncovers the surprising story of the several hundred men, women, and children?Egyptians, Syrians, Greeks, and others?who followed the French... more...