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  • 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 Marc-Antoine Jullien; R. R. Palmer

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 35.95 US$ 32.71

    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$ 89.99

    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$ 37.00

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

  • Past Imperfectby Tony Judt

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    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...

  • Battle of Spicherenby G.F.R Henderson

    Helion and Company 2009; US$ 2.72

    This account, penned by a noted British military historian of the late nineteenth century, remains one of the best narratives of a nineteenth century battle yet published. Henderson based this detailed and considered account of one of the opening battles of the Franco-Prussian War upon not only General Staff works and other official sources, but also... more...

  • Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 Volume 1: The Campaign of Sedanby Quintin Barry

    Helion and Company 2007; US$ 2.72

    In the first part of this comprehensive all-new two-volume military history of the Franco-Prussian War, Quintin Barry presents a detailed account of the war against the French Imperial Army waged by the armies of the German Confederation, directed by that supreme military mind, Helmuth von Moltke. The author places Moltke and his strategic planning... more...

  • Populist Religion and Left-Wing Politics in France, 1830-1852by Edward Berenson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    Examining the democratic-socialist politics of the Second Republic, Edward Berenson delves into the largely unexplored content of the Montagnards' ideology and traces its diffusion and reception in the populist religious culture of rural France. This book shows how the urbanbased Montagnards were able to appeal to rural Frenchmen by advocating doctrines... more...

  • The Inverted Mirrorby Michael Nolan

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 24.95

    It is hard to imagine nowadays that, for many years, France and Germany considered each other as "arch enemies." And yet, for well over a century, these two countries waged verbal and ultimately violent wars against each other. This study explores a particularly virulent phase during which each of these two nations projected certain assumptions about... more...

  • Fénelon in the Enlightenment: Traditions, Adaptations, and Variationsby Christoph Schmitt-Maaß; Stefanie Stockhorst; Doohwan Ahn

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 108.00

    François Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambrai (1651?1715) exerted a considerable influence on the development and spread of the Enlightenment. His most famous work, the Homeric novel Les Aventures de Télémaque, Fils d?Ulysse (1699), composed for the education of his pupil Duc de Bourgogne, was, after the Bible, the most widely read literary... more...