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  • The French Experience from Republic to Monarchy, 1792-1824by Máire Fedelma Cross; Professor David Williams

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 149.00

    Fourteen wide-ranging chapters by distinguished international scholars treat key aspects of the rapidly changing political and cultural scene in France from the First Republic, through the Consulate and Empire to the death of Louis XVIII in 1824. Falling into two interlinked parts, this collection of original essays explores new developments as well... more...

  • The classical heritage in Franceby G. Sandy

    BRILL 2002; US$ 144.00

    A study of the reception of Greek and Latin culture in France in the 16th and 17th centuries. There are surveys on topics as diverse as the role of French travellers to classical lands in transforming perceptible reality into narrative textuality, and the influence of ancient law in France. more...

  • Surmounting the Barricadesby Carolyn J. Eichner

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 19.95

    This book vividly evokes radical women's integral roles within France's revolutionary civil war known as the Paris Commune. It demonstrates the breadth, depth, and impact of communard feminist socialisms far beyond the 1871 insurrection. Examining the period from the early 1860s through that century's... more...

  • The Cultural and Intellectual Rebuilding of France after the Second World Warby Dr Michael Kelly

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00

    This book reveals how France reinvented itself in the aftermath of World War Two. After foreign military interventions, the French political and intellectual elites embraced regime change and launched an urgent programme of nation building. They rebuilt French national identity with whatever material was available, and created a vibrant new cultural... more...

  • Black Franceby Dominic Thomas

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 22.35

    "[W]ithout a doubt one of the most important studies so far completed on literature in French grounded in the experiences of migrants of sub-Saharan African origin." -- Alec Hargreaves, Florida State University France has always hosted a rich and vibrant black presence within its borders.... more...

  • Scandal and Aftereffectby Steven Ungar

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 72.00

    Why have literary critics, as in the cases of Martin Heidegger and Paul de Man, chosen to ignore or suppress Blanchot's right-wing interwar and wartime writings, focusing instead on his postwar production? Scandal and Aftereffect provides an enlightening and provocative examination of this question, as Steven Ungar looks at 100 articles published... more...

  • Races on Displayby Dana S. Hale

    Indiana University Press 2008; US$ 21.20

    While European commerce in race was substantial, the colonial trade in ideas of race was highly profitable as well. Looking at official propaganda and commercial representations in France during the Third Republic, this book explores the way the French increased the value of their racial identity at... more...

  • The Lady and the Virginby Penny Schine Gold

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Penny Schine Gold provides a bold analysis of key literary and artistic images of women in the Middle Ages and the relationship between these images and the actual experience of women. She argues that the complex interactions between men and women as expressed in both image and experience reflect a common pattern of ambivalence and contradiction.... more...

  • Colette's Republicby Patricia A. Tilburg

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    In France’s Third Republic, secularism was, for its adherents, a new faith, a civic religion founded on a rabid belief in progress and the Enlightenment conviction that men (and women) could remake their world. And yet with all of its pragmatic smoothing over of the supernatural edges of Catholicism, the Third Republic engendered its own fantastical... more...

  • Constructing Paris in the Age of Revolutionby Allan Potofsky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 40.00

    Examining the social and political history of workers and entrepreneurs engaged in constructing the French capital from 1763-1815, this book argues that Paris construction was a core sector in which 'archaic' and 'innovative' practices were symbiotically used by guilds, the state, and enterprises to launch the commercial revolution in France. more...