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  • Partenaires de raison?by Carine Germond

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 55.80

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lessons in Impermanenceby Jane Parry

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 6.99

    What happens when you pluck a family from a Welsh hillside and transplant them to a French field?How do you renovate a derelict pig shed pas de finance?Lessons in Impermanence is an exploration of experimental living. Jettisoning the 9?5, Jane Parry documents the Breton country year in a journal, facing up to the many challenges involved when you opt... more...

  • The Progressive Poetics of Confusion in the French Enlightenmentby John C. O'Neal

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 79.99

    Drawing largely on the etymological meaning of the word 'confusion' as the action of mixing or blending, John C. O'Neal traces the development of a progressive poetics of confusion in the French Enlightenment. This project, he claims, aimed to reject dogmatic thinking in all of its forms and to recognize the need to embrace complexity. Eighteenth-century... more...

  • 2007by Heinz Duchhardt; Malgorzata Morawiec

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 63.00

    Das Jahrbuch bietet der Erforschung der europäischen Interaktionen und der geistig-sozialen Prozesse übergreifenden Charakters ein Forum, aber auch Studien zur Ausstrahlung Europas nach Außereuropa. Das Jahrbuch kann zur Fortsetzung mit 10% Ermäßigung bezogen werden. Jeder Band des Jahrbuchs ist einem Kernthema gewidmet, ohne dass dies die Aufnahme... more...

  • Frieden schaffen und sich verteidigen im Spätmittelalterby Gisela Naegle

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 0.00

    In Frankreich, Burgund, dem spätmittelalterlichen Reich, Kastilien, Katalonien und Städten wie Florenz gab es enge Verbindungen zwischen Friedenssicherung und effektiver Verteidigungsorganisation. Seit einigen Jahren stehen die Wahrung des Friedens, Friedensverhandlungen und -diskurse, gerichtliche und außergerichtliche Regelung und Austragung... more...

  • Spätmittelalterliche Heroldskompendienby Torsten Hiltmann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 0.00

    Die spätmittelalterlichen Heroldskompendien bieten einen wesentlichen Zugang zur Geschichte des Heroldsamtes wie insgesamt zur adeligen Kultur und Lebenswelt. Neben Traktaten zum Heroldswesen enthalten sie vor allem Texte zu adeligen Zeremonien (Turniere, Gerichtskämpfe, Obsequien) wie allgemein zur Welt des Adels, dessen Hierarchien und... more...

  • Fochby Michael Neiberg

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Ferdinand Foch is the prototype of the twentieth-century general. Better than any other general of the First World War, Foch came to understand how technology and modern alliance systems had changed the nature of warfare. He is most famous for his role as Allied commander in chief in 1918. In this position, unparalleled in the history of warfare,... more...

  • Petainby Robert B. Bruce

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 9.95

    Few figures in modern French history have aroused more controversy than Marshal Philippe Pétain, who rose from obscurity to great fame in the First World War only to fall into infamy during the dark days of Nazi occupation in World War II. Pétain?s brilliant theories of firepower and flexible defense, as well as his deep empathy for the soldiers of... more...

  • Birth of the Intellectualsby Christophe Charle

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    Who exactly are the ?intellectuals?? This term is so widely used today that we forget that it is a recent invention, dating from the late nineteenth century. In Birth of the Intellectuals , the renowned historian and sociologist Christophe Charle shows that the term ?intellectuals? first appeared at the time of the Dreyfus Affair, and the neologism... more...