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  • 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...

  • Birth and Death in Nineteenth-Century French Cultureby Lisa Downing; Nigel Harkness; Sonya Stephens

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 72.80

    This volume draws contributors from around the globe who represent the full range of approaches to scholarship in nineteenth-century French studies: historical, literary, cultural, art historical, philosophical, and comparative. The theme of the volume – Birth and Death – is one with particular resonance for nineteenth-century French studies,... more...

  • Francophone Postcolonial Studiesby Charles Forsdick; David Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.79

    This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies.... more...

  • France and the Grand Tourby Jeremy Black

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 150.00

    In this innovative study of the Grand Tour, Black relies on archival sources to provide an exploration of the real tourist experience rather than, as for the majority of studies of the Grand Tour, an account that is essentially based on travel literature. While sensitive to wider cultural dimensions, the author demonstrates his interest in the experience... more...

  • The Americanization of Franceby Barnett Singer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 79.50

    This engaging, knowledgeable book traces the American path France has followed since resolving its searing Algerian conflict in 1962. Barnett Singer convincingly demolishes two pervasive clichés about modern France: first, that the country has never been fit to fight wars, including wars on terror; and second, that the French have always been and... more...

  • After the Delugeby Julian Bourg; François Dosse

    Lexington Books 2004; US$ 49.00

    Motivated by a desire to narrate and contextualize the deluge of 'French theory,' After the Deluege showcases recent work by today's brightest scholars of French intellectual history that historicizes key debates, figures, and turning points in the postwar era of French thought. more...

  • Vorgeschichte und Gründung des Ausschusses zur Vorbereitung einer deutschen Volksfrontby De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 154.00

    Ausgehend von den Konstellationen in der Reichspräsidenten-Wahlkampagne 1932 wird die Entwicklung strategischer und taktischer Überlegungen in der Emigration unter der Frage: "Was setzen wir dem deutschen Faschismus entgegen?" untersucht. Die Asylpolitik in West- und Mitteleuropa, die Politik der Komintern und die Haltung der Sozialistischen... more...

  • Empire and Cultureby Martin Evans

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    By 1931, the time of the huge Colonial Exhibition in Paris, France had the second largest empire in the world extending to the four corners of the globe. Yet, intriguingly the multi-various impact of the empire upon French culture and society has been largely ignored by historians. This volume aims to redress this balance and will explore how the idea... more...

  • We'll Always Have Parisby Harvey Levenstein

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 35.00

    For much of the twentieth century, Americans had a love/hate relationship with France. While many admired its beauty, culture, refinement, and famed joie de vivre , others thought of it as a dilapidated country populated by foul-smelling, mean-spirited anti-Americans driven by a keen desire to part tourists from their money. We'll Always Have Paris... more...