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  • The Franco-Prussian Warby Michael Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 34.95

    In 1870 Bismarck ordered the Prussian Army to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced... more...

  • France 1870-1914by Robert Gildea

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    The period 1870 - 1914 in France saw the consolidation of republican government and the recovery of national self-confidence. Though political crises such as the Dreyfus Affair threatened to tear it apart, the Republic established firm parliamentary rule, built up an Empire and an army which was to see it through the Great War. The new edition of this... more...

  • French Scientific and Cultural Diplomacyby Philippe Lane; Laurent Fabius

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book provides an insider's account of the use of cultural diplomacy to protect and expand France's global influence. more...

  • Vorgeschichte und Gründung des Ausschusses zur Vorbereitung Erster Band: Vorgeschichte und Gründung des Ausschusses zur Vorbereitung einer deutschen Volksfrontby Ursula Langkau-Alex

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 56.00

    Ausgehend von den Konstellationen in der Reichspräsidenten-Wahlkampagne 1932 wird die Entwicklung strategischer und taktischer Überlegungen in der Emigration unter der Frage: "Was setzen wir dem deutschen Faschismus entgegen?" untersucht. Die Asylpolitik in West- und Mitteleuropa, die Politik der Komintern und die Haltung der Sozialistischen Arbeiter-Internationale... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...