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  • The Burden of Responsibilityby Tony Judt

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.50

    Using the lives of the three outstanding French intellectuals of the twentieth century, renowned historian Tony Judt offers a unique look at how intellectuals can ignore political pressures and demonstrate a heroic commitment to personal integrity and moral responsibility unfettered by the difficult political exigencies of their time. Through the... 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...

  • From Jacobin to Liberalby R. R. Palmer; Marc-Antoine Jullien

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 32.50

    For this book R. R. Palmer has translated selections from the abundant writings of the versatile French political figure and writer Marc-Antoine Jullien, weaving them together with his own extensive commentary into an absorbing narrative of Jullien's life and times. Jullien's hopes and fears for the "progress of humanity" were typical of many of the... more...

  • Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartresby Henry Adams; Raymond Carney

    Penguin Group US 1986; US$ 17.00

    Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal jouney but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and... more...

  • The Satiric Decadeby Amy Weise Forbes

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 84.99

    The Satiric Decade analyzes the impact on republicanism of French political satire in newspapers, theaters, street behavior, and even the academy in the 1830s. Author Amy Wiese Forbes argues that satire gave rise to the critical spirit and republicanism that erupted in the 1848 Revolution and that propelled the process by which France evolved... more...

  • Becoming Romanby Greg Woolf

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 39.00

    Studies the 'Romanization' of Rome's Gallic provinces in the late Republic and early empire. more...

  • A Man and His Wordsby J. Patrick Boyer

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 9.99

    Robert Boyer is an author, researcher, editor, and public speaker; a member of the Ontario Legislature for 17 years; and the first vice-chairman of Ontario Hydro. more...

  • Fochby Michael S. Neiberg

    Potomac Books Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95

    Analyzes the career of one of France’s greatest military heroes and examines the contentious postwar Versailles Conference of 1919 more...

  • Past Imperfectby Tony Judt

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 59.00

    Swept up in the vortex of communism, French postwar intellectuals developed a blind spot to Stalinist tyranny. Albert Camus, who had been an authentic moral voice of the Resistance, pretended not to know about the crimes and terrors of the Soviet Union. Jean-Paul Sartre perverted logic to make an apologia for the Soviet invasion of Hungary. Simone... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacreby Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the... more...