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  • Nationhood and Nationalism in Franceby Robert Tombs

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Leading international historians examine the impact of nationhood and nationalism on French life. World-renowned contributors (many publishing for the first time in English), include Eugene Weber, Zeev Sternill, Pierre Sorlin and Jean-Claude Allain. more...

  • 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...

  • Medieval Franceby William W. Kibler; Grover A. Zinn; John Jr. Bell Henneman; Lawrence Earp

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 335.00

    The first single-volume reference work on the history and culture of medieval France, this information-filled Encyclopedia of over 2,400 entries covers the political, intellectual, literary, and musical history of the country from the early fifth century to the late 15th. The shorter entries offer succinct summaries of the lives of individuals, events,... 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 Politics of the Veilby Joan Wallach Scott

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 25.95 US$ 23.61

    In 2004, the French government instituted a ban on the wearing of "conspicuous signs" of religious affiliation in public schools. Though the ban applies to everyone, it is aimed at Muslim girls wearing headscarves. Proponents of the law insist it upholds France's values of secular liberalism and regard the headscarf as symbolic of Islam's resistance... more...