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  • Aspects of Contemporary Franceby Sheila Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    France is defined by claims of uniqueness made by or about the French. Aspects of Contemporary France illuminates the contemporary economic, cultural, political and social climate of France. Using a multidisciplinary approach, this book explains the historical background to controversial issues. It also traces France's road to nationhood through... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Modern French Thoughtby Christopher John Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 320.00

    In this wide-ranging guide to twentieth-century French thought, leading scholars offer an authoritative multi-disciplinary analysis of one of the most distinctive and influential traditions in modern thought. Unlike any other existing work, this important work covers not only philosophy, but also all the other major disciplines, including literary... 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 Marc-Antoine Jullien; R. R. Palmer

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 32.50 US$ 26.00

    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$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    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$ 7.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Battle of Spicherenby G.F.R. Henderson

    Helion & Company 2009; US$ 25.00

    This account, penned by a noted British military historian of the late nineteenth century, remains one of the nest 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 & Company 2011; US$ 25.00

    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...