Travelers' Tales Paris: True Stories (Travelers' Tales Guides)

By Sean O'Reilly, Larry Habegger

Paris is one urban so you might undertaking to grasp over the process a life-time, and never simply in a single or visits. it's the heart of the civilized universe, and it belongs to everyone—even to people who see it simply of their goals. the town of sunshine has bestowed on hundreds of thousands the reward of the incandescent current, a picture or event into which all existence is condensed and mirrored upon for future years. tourists’ stories Paris captures the romance of the world’s favourite urban via tales that entertain, tell, and contact the center. John Gregory Dunne unearths the manic pleasures of riding within the city’s chaotic site visitors. Joseph Diedrich and Katya Macklovich discover romantic encounters that may basically ensue right here. Herbert Gold and David Applefield take target on the nostalgia surrounding The Left financial institution, one reveling in its literary earlier, the opposite urging the customer to arrive out to a brand new, glossy Paris within the outlying quarter of Montreuil. Tim O’Reilly and Coleman Lollar evoke the charm of unforeseen vacationer websites, and Marcel Laventurier recounts his harrowing get away from the Nazis on a educate certain for occupied Paris in a story you'll by no means forget.

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Joan of Arc: Maid, Myth and History

By Timothy Wilson-Smith

Joan of Arc, born in Domremy in France in 1412, started to pay attention voices while she was once 13 and, believing they have been directives from God, them - to the French court docket, to conflict to wrest France from the English within the Hundred Years struggle, and to defeat and trap. She was once wear trial for heresy and, on 30 could 1431, burned on the stake. Even this day many of us are fascinated about this teenage lady who persuaded her king to think that she could lead on her country to victory. within the retrial of 1452-6 she used to be vindicated, however it took virtually years after an English soldier declared 'we have burnt a saint' for the Catholic Church to finish that she was once certainly one. This new publication isn't purely an account of a existence that used to be lower brief; its concentration is usually on Joan's background, which in 1431 had simply began, and which, the writer indicates, used to be prompted simply as a lot by way of the transformation in Anglo-French kinfolk and through inner politics, problems with freedom and republicanism, and through alterations in society concerning secularisation and trust, as via our reaction to the significant factor of Joan's voices themselves.

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Marie Antoinette's Head: The Royal Hairdresser, the Queen, and the Revolution

By Will Bashor

Marie Antoinette has remained atop the preferred cultural panorama for hundreds of years for the bold fashionable and model that she dropped at 18th century France. For the higher a part of the queen’s reign, one guy was once entrusted with the only accountability of making sure that her hairstyle used to be at its such a lot ostentatious top. Who used to be this minister of style who wielded such super effect over the queen’s affairs?

Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for amazing Scholarship, Marie Antoinette’s Head: The Royal Hairdresser, The Queen, and the Revolution charts the increase of Leonard Autie from humble origins as a rustic barber within the south of France to the inventor of the Pouf and top-rated hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette. By unearthing various resources from the 18th and nineteenth centuries, together with memoirs (including Léonard’s own), courtroom files, and archived periodicals the writer, French heritage professor and specialist Will Bashor, tells Autie’s normally unknown tale. Bashor chronicles Leonard’s tale, the function he performed within the lifetime of his most renowned purchaser, and the chaotic and history-making global during which he rose to prominence. in addition to his proximity to the queen, Leonard additionally had a so much interesting lifestyles jam-packed with intercourse (he used to be the one guy in a feminine ruled court), seduction, intrigue, espionage, robbery, exile, treason, and doubtless, execution. 

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La naissance dramatique de l'absolutisme, 1598-1661 (Nouvelle histoire de la France moderne, Volume 3)

By Yves-Marie Bercé

Nouvelle histoire de los angeles France moderne:

1. Janine Garrisson, Royauté, Renaissance et Réforme (1483-1559)
2. Janine Garrisson, Guerre civile et Compromis (1559-1598)
3. Yves-Marie Bercé, l. a. Naissance dramatique de l’absolutisme (1598-1661)
4. François Lebrun, l. a. Puissance et los angeles guerre (1661-1715)
5. André Zysberg, los angeles Monarchie des Lumières (1715-1786)

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Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking (Oxford Medical Publications)

Chronicling one of many maximum and most well liked nationwide cinemas, Republic of Images strains the evolution of French filmmaking from 1895―the 12 months of the debut of the Cinematographe in Paris―to the current day. Alan Williams bargains a different synthesis of historical past, biography, aesthetics and picture concept. He brings to lifestyles all the significant administrators, surroundings prior to us the cultures from which they emerged, and sheds new mild at the landmark movies they created. He distills what's traditionally and artistically designated in every one in their careers and divulges what each one artist has in universal with the forebears and heirs of the craft.

Within the bigger tale of French cinema, Williams examines the treasury of non-public expression, social observation, and aesthetic exploration that France has produced so constantly and exported so good. it's the story of an rife with crises, and Williams bargains an exceptional narrative of the commercial, political, and social forces that experience formed its century-long heritage. He offers biographical sketches of filmmakers from the early pioneers of the silent period equivalent to Louis Lumière and Alice man to fashionable administrators resembling Louis Malle, Claude Chabrol, and François Truffaut. a few of their careers, he exhibits, exemplify the numerous contributions contributors made to the advance of French fllmmaking; others yield illuminating facts of the issues and possibilities of a complete new release of filmmakers. all through, he offers severe analyses of vital movies, from The Assassination of the Duc de Guise (1908) to works via the post–nouvelle vague directors.

Williams captures the formal and stylistic advancements of movie in France over approximately 100 years. freed from cant and jargon, Republic of Images is the simplest normal account to be had of the wealthy interaction of movie, filmmaker, and society. it is going to pride either common reader and pupil, in addition to the viewer en path to the video store.

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Le Haut-Empire romain

By Jérôme France

Cette synthèse, deuxième opus du landscape de los angeles Rome vintage, suggest un outil de travail méthodologique et inédit qui répond parfaitement aux besoins spécifiques des étudiants. Jérôme France suggest un véritable complément aux cours et aux manuels de référence accompagné d'un choix de files les plus significatifs, de plans de dissertation,d'une chronologie, d'un glossaire et de assets livresques et informatiques.

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The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

By Mark Kurlansky

From Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling writer of Cod, Salt, Birdseye, and Paper—the illuminating tale of an historical and enigmatic people

Straddling a small nook of Spain and France in a land that's marked on no maps other than their very own, the Basques are a complicated contradiction—they are Europe's oldest kingdom with out ever having been a rustic. nobody has ever been capable of be certain their origins, or even the Basques' language, Euskera—the such a lot historical in Europe—is with regards to none different in the world. for hundreds of years, their impression has been felt in approximately each realm, from faith to activities to trade. Even at the present time, the Basques are having fun with what could be the most vital cultural renaissance of their lengthy lifestyles, as displayed by way of new cookbooks like chefs Alexandra Raij and Eder Montero's The Basque e-book and restaurateur Jose Pizarro’s Basque.

Mark Kurlansky's ardour for the Basque humans and his exuberant eye for element shine all through this interesting ebook. Like Cod, The Basque historical past of the World, blends human tales with financial, political, literary, and culinary historical past right into a wealthy and heroic tale.

Among the Basques' maximum accomplishments:

   • Exploration—the first guy to circumnavigate the globe, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, was once a Basque and the Basques have been the second one Europeans, after the Vikings, in North the United States
   • Gastronomy and agriculture—they have been the 1st Europeans to consume corn and chili peppers and domesticate tobacco, and have been one of the first to exploit chocolate
   • Religion—Ignatius Loyola, a Basque, based the Jesuit spiritual order
   • Business and politics—they brought capitalism and sleek advertisement banking to southern Europe
   • Recreation—they invented seashore lodges, jai alai, and racing regattas, and have been the 1st Europeans to play activities with balls

“A delectable portrait of an uncanny, indomitable nation.” –Newsday

“Exciting, Illuminating, and notion provoking.” –The Boston Globe

Entertaining and instructive… [Kurlansky’s] process is unorthodox, blending historical past with anecdotes, poems with recipes.” –The big apple occasions ebook Review

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Sur la traduction

By Paul Ricoeur

Il n'est pas exagéré de dire que Paul Ricoeur a débuté a carrière philosophique par une traduction, celle des Idées directrices pour une phénoménologie d'Edmund Husserl ; par los angeles suite, il s'est consacré à herméneutique dont il est devenu, en France, l'une des grandes figures. los angeles traduction et les problèmes qu'elle pose, aussi bien sur un plan linguistique que u element de vue plus huge de los angeles philosophie du langage, sont donc au cœur de sa réflexion ; d'autant que Ricoeur s'est également connecté à l'interprétation de l. a. Bible en discutant de près les enjeux de es diverses traductions. Les trois textes rassemblés ici constituent véritablement un ensemble cohérent où l'auteur cherche sortir du dilemme trop connu ; los angeles traduction serait attainable en toute rigueur théorique, or elle est de tout temps pratiquée effectivement. Il entend donc en finir avec cette objection préjudicielle contre los angeles traduction en proposant d'y voir los angeles mise en œuvre d'une " équivalence sans identité " qui permet également de comprendre los angeles nécessité d'avoir sans cesse à retraduire ces textes que chaque époque cherche à constituer en " classiques ". los angeles traduction apparaît alors comme une des composantes de los angeles dynamique culturelle qui installe un présent, en relisant une culture, ainsi rendu à los angeles vie

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Trespass: A Novel

By Rose Tremain

Longlisted for the fellow Booker Prize; one of many Wall road Journal's most sensible books through girls in 2010. “Complex, suspenseful, and virtually hypnotically readable.”―Margot Livesey, Boston Sunday Globe

In a silent valley in southern France stands an remoted stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Aramon, the landlord, is so haunted through his violent earlier that he is develop into incapable of all significant motion, letting his searching canine starve and his land visit smash. in the meantime, his sister Audrun, by myself in her smooth bungalow nearby of the Mas Lunel, desires of exacting retribution for the unstated betrayals that experience blighted her lifestyles. Into this closed global comes Anthony Verey, a filthy rich yet dissatisfied antiques broker from London. while he units his points of interest at the Mas, a daunting and unstoppable sequence of results is decided in motion.

"Rose Tremain's writing is so solid, she makes us listen English anew," writes the San Francisco Chronicle. This strong and unsettling paintings unearths one more size to Tremain's impressive mind's eye.

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