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  • From the Camargue to the Alpsby Bernard Levin

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2009; US$ 9.99

    With passion and wit, Bernard Levin describes his travels on foot through the beautiful countryside of south-eastern France. He follows in the mighty footsteps of the great Carthaginian enemy of Rome, Hannibal, who made the expedition with an army and elephants nearly two millennia before.From the Camargue via the Rhône Valley, across the Alps... more...

  • The Origins of the French Nationalist Movement, 1886–1914by Robert Lynn Fuller

    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...

  • The Journal of Marie Bashkirtseffby Marie Bashkirtseff; Katherine Kernberger; Vincent Nicolosi

    Fonthill Press LLC 2013; US$ 14.99

    Enraptured with her own beauty, enraged by society’s 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 nobility—transplanted... more...

  • Integrating Islamby Jonathan Laurence; Justin Va´sse

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    Nearly five million Muslims call France home, the vast majority from former French colonies in North Africa. While France has successfully integrated waves of immigrants in the past, this new influx poses a new variety of challenges—much as it does in neighboring European countries. Alarmists view the growing role of Muslims in French society... more...

  • French Civilization and Its Discontentsby Tyler Stovall; Van Den Georges Abbeele

    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...

  • The Civilizing Mission in the Metropoleby Amelia Lyons

    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...

  • I Am the Most Interesting Book of All, Volume Iby Marie Bashkirtseff; Katherine Kernberger; Vincent Nicolosi

    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 Marie’s... more...

  • Lust for Glory, Volume IIby Marie Bashkirtseff; Katherine Kernberger; Vincent Nicolosi

    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 1876—1884, the years of Marie’s awakening, of her ceaseless studio work and artistic development, and her rages against fleeting time and looming death. From... more...

  • Constructing Muslims in Franceby Jennifer Fredette

    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...

  • Practice of Everyday Lifeby Michel De Certeau; Luce Giard; Pierre Mayol

    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...