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- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99
This pointedly satirical assessment of the governing skills of Napoleon set into motion a series of international scandals upon its initial publication in 1852. Author Victor Hugo had been living and working in Belgium when Napoleon the Little was published, but at the urging of King Leopold, the Belgian ruler, he left that country and took up residence... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00
This narrative history explores the emergence of one of the most influential Nationalist movements of modern Europe. It explains how and why the movement united the far right with the far left in a militant campaign to wrest control of France from the moderate republicans who were attempting to stabilize the country after a century of political volatility.... more...
- Fonthill Press LLC 2013; US$ 14.99
Enraptured with her own beauty, enraged by societys constraints upon women and determined to achieve fame and success at any price, Marie Bashkirtseff became one of the greatest artists of her century and she wrote a vivid portrait of a freethinking woman born decades before her time. In 1873, as a beautiful 14-year-old girl of Russian nobilitytransplanted... more...
- Lexington Books 2003; US$ 37.99
French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture and French studies in the modern era. Rejecting traditional assimilationist notions of French national identity, contributors to this groundbreaking... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00
France, which has the largest Muslim minority community in Europe, has been in the news in recent years because of perceptions that Muslims have not integrated into French society. The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole explores the roots of these debates through an examination of the history of social welfare programs for Algerian migrants from... more...
- Fonthill Press LLC 2013; US$ 4.99
Fonthill Press is pleased to present the definitive edition of I AM THE MOST INTERESTING BOOK OF ALL, Volume I of The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. Beautifully and meticulously translated by Katherine Kernberger, this lavishly illustrated and fully annotated edition encompasses entries from 1873 to 1876, seminal and tumultuous years in Maries... more...
- Fonthill Press LLC 2013; US$ 4.99
Fonthill Press is pleased to present the definitive edition of LUST FOR GLORY, Volume II of The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseff. This stunning literary and artistic testament encompasses 18761884, the years of Maries awakening, of her ceaseless studio work and artistic development, and her rages against fleeting time and looming death. From... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
The standing of French Muslims is undercut by a predominant and persistent elite public discourse that frames Muslims as failed and incomplete French citizens. This situation fosters the very separations, exclusions, and hierarchies it claims to deplore as Muslims face discrimination in education, housing, and employment. In Constructing... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 60.00
To remain unconsumed by consumer society?this was the goal, pursued through a world of subtle and practical means, that beckoned throughout the first volume of The Practice of Everyday Life. The second volume of the work delves even deeper than did the first into the subtle tactics of resistance and private practices that make living a subversive... more...
- 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 of... more...