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  • France Since 1945by Robert Gildea

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 24.99

    In the fifty years since the end of the Second World War, France has had to deal with the legacy of the German occupation, the effects of the Algerian war and the rise of Islam, and more recently the loss of French domination of Europe following the reunification of Germany, the effect of the European Union, the single currency and so on. more...

  • A Certain Idea of Franceby Phillip H. Gordon

    Princeton University Press 1993; US$ 41.95 US$ 38.17

    As France begins to confront the new challenges of the post-Cold War era, the time has come to examine how French security policy has evolved since Charles de Gaulle set it on an independent course in the 1960s. Philip Gordon shows that the Gaullist model, contrary to widely held beliefs, has lived on--but that its inherent inconsistencies have grown... more...

  • Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 58.00

    While most analyses of the French National Front (NF) see it as a threat to democracy, the exact nature of this threat has never been clearly defined. Drawing on interviews with leading far-right figures and access to internal party documents, this book identifies the NF as a modern fascist party. The authors produce an uncompromising assessment of... more...

  • Charles de Gaulle's Legacy of Ideasby Benjamin M. Rowland; Dana H. Allin; Timo Behr; David P. Calleo; Christopher S. Chivvis; John L. Harper; Thomas Row; Michael Stuermer; Lanxin Xiang

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 38.99

    Charles de Gaulle combined the skills to master the politics of his own day with an uncanny sense of where history was going and how to position France accordingly. The essays in this volume examine certain of the policies and themes de Gaulle pursued nationally, in the European region, and internationally, giving consideration to their significance... more...

  • Performative Geschichtsschreibungby Stephan Jaeger

    De Gruyter 2012; 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...

  • France: The Dark Years, 1940-1944by Julian Jackson

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 23.99

    This is the first comprehensive study of the German occupation of France between 1940 and 1944. The author examines the nature and extent of collaboration and resistance, different experiences of Occupation, the persecution of the Jews, intellectual and cultural life under Occupation, and the purge trials that followed. He concludes by tracing the... more...

  • Marianne In Chainsby Robert Gildea

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 12.18

    For the last fifty years, the German Occupation of France has been regarded as a period characterised by four things: cold, hunger, the absence of freedom and above all fear; a time when the indigenous population was cruelly and consistently oppressed by the army of occupation. The people of France were either bold members of the Resistance or craven... more...

  • The Politics of Racism in Franceby Peter Fysh; Jim Wolfreys

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 175.00

    This book traces the rise of the French National Front and presents an analysis of the organisation's origins, structure and doctrine which concludes that the Le Pen phenomenon represents a modern and sophisticated form of fascism. The authors offer a critical assessment of how political parties and anti-racist organisations have responded to the... more...

  • De Gaulleby Douglas Boyd

    The History Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    After watching a D-Day film, do youwonder why no French units took part in the invasion of their own German-occupied country? General Charles De Gaulle commanded 400,000 Free French soldiers, but US President Roosevelt insisted they not be told the date of the invasion because he intended to occupy France and open the country up to American Big Business,... more...

  • The Presidents of the French Fifth Republicby David S. Bell; John Gaffney

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    In the French Republic political leadership is normally provided by the presidency, albeit from a very narrow constitutional base. This volume examines the strengths and weaknesses of that leadership as well as the way that executive power has been established in the republican context. more...