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  • The Fall of Franceby Julian Jackson

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 12.99

    This new book by Julian Jackson, a leading historian of twentieth-century France, charts the breathtakingly rapid events that led to the defeat and surrender of one of the key Allied powers, setting in motion the traumatic years of the Occupation, the Vichy regime, and the rapid escalation of World War Two. more...

  • Stardom in Postwar Franceby John Gaffney; Diana Holmes

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    The 1950s and 1960s were a key moment in the development of postwar France. The period was one of rapid change, derived from post-World War II economic and social modernization; yet many traditional characteristics were retained. By analyzing the eruption of the new postwar world in the context of a France that was both modern and traditional, we... more...

  • Bourgeois Politics in France, 1945–1951by Richard Vinen

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 29.00

    This 1995 book is a pioneering study of the defence of French bourgeois interests and the nature of French conservatism. more...

  • Memories of May '68by Chris Reynolds

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 160.00 US$ 136.00

    For over forty years now, 1968 in France has been the focus of much attention. While mai 68 is certainly seen as a watershed in the development of French society, a common narrative that portrays it in an increasingly reductive light has become prevalent. As a result, the French collective memory of 1968 has been shaped and cultivated in such a way... more...

  • Performative Geschichtsschreibungby Stephan Jaeger

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    Die Untersuchung zeigt zum ersten Mal die historische Notwendigkeit, warum aufgrund ihrer theoretischen und geschichtsphilosophischen Prägung gerade im deutschsprachigen Raum des späten 18. Jahrhunderts eine performative Geschichtsschreibung entsteht, die modernes historiographisches Erzählen erst ermöglicht. Hiermit wird die These vom... more...

  • Martyrs and Murderersby Stuart Carroll

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 12.99

    The pre-eminent political and religious power-brokers of sixteenth-century France, the Guises family included in their number both Mary Queen of Scots and Catherine de Medici. This is the first comprehensive account of their remarkable story, and their influence on one of Europe's most turbulent and formative eras. more...

  • Der unstete Nachbarby Andreas Wilkens

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 0.00

    Die ostpolitische Öffnung der Bundesrepublik durch die sozial-liberale Koalition seit 1969 wurde zu einer ernsten Bewährungsprobe für das deutsch-französische Verhältnis. Hinter der offiziellen Fassade uneingeschränkten Einverständnisses wollten in Frankreich die Zweifel an der Berechenbarkeit und Lauterkeit der deutschen Partner nicht verstummen.... more...

  • Crisis and Renewal in France, 1918-1962by Kenneth Mouré; Martin S. Alexander

    Berghahn Books 2002; US$ 34.95

    Since 1914, the French state has faced a succession of daunting and at times almost insurmountable crises. The turbulent decades from 1914 to 1969 witnessed near-defeat in 1914, economic and political crisis in 1926, radical political polarization in the 1930s, military conquest in 1940, the deep division of France during the Nazi Occupation, political... more...

  • Krisen und Krisenbewusstsein in Deutschland und Frankreich in den 1960er Jahrenby Bernhard Gotto; Horst Möller; Jean Mondot; Nicole Pelletier

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 77.00

    "1968" ist mittlerweile zur Chiffre für eine gesamte Zeitsignatur geworden, für Krisenhaftigkeit und Krisenbewusstsein weltweit. Die Ausbrüche vom Mai 1968 verweisen auf tiefe historische Zäsuren und gesellschaftliche Umbrüche. Ausgangsbedingungen, Konfliktlagen und Ausprägungen von Protest und Reformen untersucht der Band erstmals in... more...

  • Mazarinby Geoffrey Treasure

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 51.95

    Mazarin was the model statesman of the early modern period in French history. This book follows his career from pupil of the Jesuits, through legate in Paris and Avignon, to service for Louis XIII and beyond. Mazarin's role in the survival of absolute monarchy during the upheavals of the Fronde and his guidance of the young Louis XIV are given full... more...