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  • The French Second Empireby Roger Price

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 55.00

    A major history of Napoleon III's Second Empire in France. more...

  • The Cultural and Intellectual Rebuilding of France after the Second World Warby Dr Michael Kelly

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    This book reveals how France reinvented itself in the aftermath of World War Two. After foreign military interventions, the French political and intellectual elites embraced regime change and launched an urgent programme of nation building. They rebuilt French national identity with whatever material was available, and created a vibrant new cultural... more...

  • Surmounting the Barricadesby Carolyn J. Eichner

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    This book vividly evokes radical women's integral roles within France's revolutionary civil war known as the Paris Commune. It demonstrates the breadth, depth, and impact of communard feminist socialisms far beyond the 1871 insurrection. Examining the period from the early 1860s through that century's... more...

  • People and Politics in France, 1848?1870by Roger Price

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 51.00

    A 2004 study of the counter-revolutionary policies pursued by Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte's regime in France after 1848. more...

  • Black Franceby Dominic Thomas

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 22.35

    "[W]ithout a doubt one of the most important studies so far completed on literature in French grounded in the experiences of migrants of sub-Saharan African origin." -- Alec Hargreaves, Florida State University France has always hosted a rich and vibrant black presence within its borders.... more...

  • Scandal and Aftereffectby Steven Ungar

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 72.00

    Why have literary critics, as in the cases of Martin Heidegger and Paul de Man, chosen to ignore or suppress Blanchot's right-wing interwar and wartime writings, focusing instead on his postwar production? Scandal and Aftereffect provides an enlightening and provocative examination of this question, as Steven Ungar looks at 100 articles published... more...

  • Races on Displayby Dana S. Hale

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 21.20

    While European commerce in race was substantial, the colonial trade in ideas of race was highly profitable as well. Looking at official propaganda and commercial representations in France during the Third Republic, this book explores the way the French increased the value of their racial identity at... more...

  • The Politics of the Veilby Joan Wallach Scott

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 20.95

    In 2004, the French government instituted a ban on the wearing of "conspicuous signs" of religious affiliation in public schools. Though the ban applies to everyone, it is aimed at Muslim girls wearing headscarves. Proponents of the law insist it upholds France's values of secular liberalism and regard the headscarf as symbolic of Islam's resistance... more...

  • Instructions for American Servicemen in France during World War IIby United States Army; Rick Atkinson

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 12.00

    “You are about to play a personal part in pushing the Germans out of France. Whatever part you take—rifleman, hospital orderly, mechanic, pilot, clerk, gunner, truck driver—you will be an essential factor in a great effort.”   As American soldiers fanned out from their beachhead in Normandy in June of 1944 and began... more...

  • Can Islam Be French?by John R. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 22.95

    Can Islam Be French? is an anthropological examination of how Muslims are responding to the conditions of life in France. Following up on his book Why the French Don't Like Headscarves , John Bowen turns his attention away from the perspectives of French non-Muslims to focus on those of the country's Muslims themselves. Bowen asks not the usual... more...