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  • Government through Culture and the Contemporary French Rightby Jeremy Ahearne

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Culture, understood broadly, lay at the heart of contrasting right-wing strategies for government in France during the pivotal decade of 2002-2012. Looking at issues of secularism, education, televisual performance, public memory and nation-branding Ahearne analyses how presidents Chirac and Sarkozy sought to redefine contemporary French identity.... more...

  • Despatch Rider on the Western Front 1915-18by Albert Simpkin; David Venner

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    The book is skilfully abridged version of the diary of a First World War motorcycle despatch rider, Sergeant Albert Simpkin, who was attached to the HQ 37th Division. The diary entries, and some longer descriptions of the main actions of the Division, provide a fascinating record of the life of a despatch rider on the Western Front; one day dodging... more...

  • Letters from a Soldier of France 1914-1915by Arthur Clutton-Brock; André Chevrillon

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 10.99

    In March 1915, a young French artist-turned soldier went missing in action. He left behind a remarkable series of letters which, due to wartime security, had to be edited and published anonymously under the title Letters of a Soldier 1914-1915. This powerful volume was for many years out of print, but this new edition corrects that unhappy situation... more...

  • Frieden schaffen und sich verteidigen im Spätmittelalterby Gisela Naegle

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 0.00

    In Frankreich, Burgund, dem spätmittelalterlichen Reich, Kastilien, Katalonien und Städten wie Florenz gab es enge Verbindungen zwischen Friedenssicherung und effektiver Verteidigungsorganisation. Seit einigen Jahren stehen die Wahrung des Friedens, Friedensverhandlungen und -diskurse, gerichtliche und außergerichtliche Regelung und Austragung... more...

  • Spätmittelalterliche Heroldskompendienby Torsten Hiltmann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 0.00

    Die spätmittelalterlichen Heroldskompendien bieten einen wesentlichen Zugang zur Geschichte des Heroldsamtes wie insgesamt zur adeligen Kultur und Lebenswelt. Neben Traktaten zum Heroldswesen enthalten sie vor allem Texte zu adeligen Zeremonien (Turniere, Gerichtskämpfe, Obsequien) wie allgemein zur Welt des Adels, dessen Hierarchien und... more...

  • Aspects of Contemporary Franceby Sheila Perry

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    France is defined by claims of uniqueness made by or about the French. Aspects of Contemporary France illuminates the contemporary economic, cultural, political and social climate of France. Using a multidisciplinary approach, this book explains the historical background to controversial issues. It also traces France's road to nationhood through... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Modern French Thoughtby Christopher John Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 320.00

    In this wide-ranging guide to twentieth-century French thought, leading scholars offer an authoritative multi-disciplinary analysis of one of the most distinctive and influential traditions in modern thought. Unlike any other existing work, this important work covers not only philosophy, but also all the other major disciplines, including literary... more...

  • Algeria in Franceby Paul A. Silverstein

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 20.35

    Algerian migration to France began at the end of the 19th century, but in recent years France's Algerian community has been the focus of a shifting public debate encompassing issues of unemployment, multiculturalism, Islam, and terrorism. In this finely crafted historical and anthropological study, Paul... more...

  • From Jacobin to Liberalby Marc-Antoine Jullien; R. R. Palmer

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 35.95 US$ 32.71

    For this book R. R. Palmer has translated selections from the abundant writings of the versatile French political figure and writer Marc-Antoine Jullien, weaving them together with his own extensive commentary into an absorbing narrative of Jullien's life and times. Jullien's hopes and fears for the "progress of humanity" were typical of many of the... more...

  • The Satiric Decadeby Amy Weise Forbes

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 89.00

    The Satiric Decade analyzes the impact on republicanism of French political satire in newspapers, theaters, street behavior, and even the academy in the 1830s. Author Amy Wiese Forbes argues that satire gave rise to the critical spirit and republicanism that erupted in the 1848 Revolution and that propelled the process by which France evolved... more...