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  • Jacques Chiracby Alan Allport

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    For more than 40 years, Jacques Chirac has been at the center of French political life. He has served in every major office of the French state, from mayor of Paris and prime minister to the presidency, which he has held since 1995. This work examines the complex issues and questions surrounding Chirac and his policies. more...

  • France Since 1945by Robert Gildea

    Oxford University Press, UK 1996; US$ 22.88

    In the fifty years since the end of the Second World War, France has had to deal with the legacy of the German occupation, the effects of the Algerian war and the rise of Islam, and more recently the loss of French domination of Europe following the reunification of Germany. Robert Gildea sets these and other issues within their economic, social, and... more...

  • A Certain Idea of Franceby Phillip H. Gordon

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 37.95

    As France begins to confront the new challenges of the post-Cold War era, the time has come to examine how French security policy has evolved since Charles de Gaulle set it on an independent course in the 1960s. Philip Gordon shows that the Gaullist model, contrary to widely held beliefs, has lived on--but that its inherent inconsistencies have grown... more...

  • Time for Outrageby Stéphane Hessel

    Grand Central Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    This controversial, impassioned call-to-arms for a return to the ideals that fueled the French Resistance has sold millions of copies worldwide since its publication in France in October 2010. Rejecting the dictatorship of world financial markets and defending the social values of modern democracy, 93-old Stéphane Hessel -- Resistance leader, concentration... more...

  • A Brief History of Franceby Cecil Jenkins

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 11.65

    When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, it is a place of huge diversity. The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged from over 2000 years of history and it is a riveting story from Roman conquest to the present day. Cecil Jenkins... more...

  • Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 55.00

    While most analyses of the French National Front (NF) see it as a threat to democracy, the exact nature of this threat has never been clearly defined. Drawing on interviews with leading far-right figures and access to internal party documents, this book identifies the NF as a modern fascist party. The authors produce an uncompromising assessment of... more...

  • Performative Geschichtsschreibungby Stephan Jaeger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    This study shows for the first time how performative historical writing emerged as a historical necessity in the German-speaking world of the late 18th century. In the long term this development paved the way for modern historiographic narrative. It discusses texts that use representational strategies to express the essentials of the course of history.... more...

  • Marianne In Chainsby Robert Gildea

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.73

    The winner of the Wolfson History Prize 2002. 'If there is one book on Vichy which people should read then this is surely it.' Michael Burleigh. more...

  • The Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 165.00

    This book traces the rise of the French National Front and presents an analysis of the organisation's origins, structure and doctrine which concludes that the Le Pen phenomenon represents a modern and sophisticated form of fascism. The authors offer a critical assessment of how political parties and anti-racist organisations have responded to the... more...

  • From victory to Vichyby Chris Millington

    Manchester University Press 2012; US$ 95.00

    The most up-to-date and comprehensive English-language study of its kind, From victory to Vichy explores the political mobilisation of the two largest French veterans’ associations during the interwar years, the Union fédérale (UF) and the Union nationale des combattants (UNC). Drawing on extensive research into the associations’... more...