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20th century

  • Geschichte Frankreichsby Peter C. Hartmann

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.46

    Frankreich hat wie kein anderes Land die Geschichte Europas geprägt. Der Hof und die absolutistische Herrschaft Ludwigs XIV. waren lange Zeit Vorbild für europäische Herrscher. Seit dem Mittelalter und erst recht seit der Aufklärung gehörten französische Denker zur europäischen Avantgarde. Die Französische Revolution und Napoleon haben ganz Europa... more...

  • Konrad Adenauerby Günther Dahlhoff

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 19.08

    Über die Politik Konrad Adenauers, des ersten Kanzlers der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, wurde schon viel geschrieben - doch kein Werk setzt sich ausführlich und exklusiv mit der Innenpolitik seiner ersten Amtsperiode 1949-53 auseinander. Günther Dahlhoff schafft hier Abhilfe: Detailliert doch kurzweilig beschreibt er die Gründungsjahre der Bundesrepublik... more...

  • France and Fascismby Brian Jenkins; Chris Millington

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    France and Fascism: February 1934 and the Dynamics of Political Crisis is the first English-language book to examine the most significant political event in interwar France: the Paris riots of February 1934. On 6 February 1934, thousands of fascist rioters almost succeeded in bringing down the French democratic regime. The violence prompted the... more...

  • French Nuclear Diplomacyby Wilfred L. Kohl

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 55.95

    Wilfred Kohl analyzes the development of France's atomic force, focusing on the role of nuclear weapons in de Gaulle's policies and its impact on French relations with NATO, her key alliance partners (the United States, Great Britain, and West Germany), and the U.S.S.R. He emphasizes the discontinuity between de Gaulle's grandiose designs and the... more...

  • General Maxime Weygand, 1867-1965by Anthony Clayton

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    The career of the French general Maxime Weygand offers a fascinating glimpse into the perils and politics of military leadership and loyalty in the interwar years and after France?s defeat in 1940. Of obscure birth, Weygand had an outstanding career during WWI as chief of staff for Marshal Foch and served France after the war in Poland and Syria before... more...

  • Verdict on Vichyby Michael Curtis

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    This masterful book is the first comprehensive reappraisal of the Vichy France regime for over 20 years. France was occupied by Nazi Germany between 1940 and 1944, and the exact nature of France's role in the Vichy years is only now beginning to come to light. One of the main reasons that the Vichy history is difficult to tell is that some of France's... more...

  • Voices from the Dark Yearsby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    What was life really like in German-occupied France during the Second World War? Douglas Boyd paints the clearest picture yet, using hitherto unpublished first-person accounts of ordinary men and women who lived through this extraordinary and dangerous time, when a few made fortunes, but most went cold and hungry. Less than 1 per cent of the French... more...

  • The Negro in Franceby Shelby T. McCloy

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    This historical study examines the black experience in Metropolitan France from the 1600s to 1960. Shelby T. McCloy explores the literary and cultural contributions of people of color to French society -- from Alexandre Dumas to Rene Maran -- and charts their political ascension. more...

  • De Gaulle?s Legacyby William R. Nester

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This book explores the following: What is the art of power? What is the art of French power? How did Charles de Gaulle understand and assert power, establishing the Fifth Republic and breaking centuries of political instability? How well or poorly have his successors wielded the art of French power to define, defend, or enhance French interests? more...

  • Das politische System der V. französischen Republikby Adolf Kimmel

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 62.98

    Der Band versammelt Aufsätze des Verfassers, die Probleme des politischen Systems der V. französischen Republik behandeln. Welchem Regimetyp ? parlamentarisch oder präsidentiell ? ist sie zuzuordnen? Wie sind Verfassungsnorm und Verfassungswirklichkeit zu beurteilen? Hat der Machtwechsel von 1981 (Wahl Mitterrands) zu einer neuen Verfassungspraxis... more...