Frommer's France 2011 (Frommer's Complete) by Danforth Prince

By Danforth Prince

  • up-to-date every year, Frommer's France positive aspects in-depth assurance of the attractions and reports that anticipate you plus history on French nutrients, wine, movie, and track.

  • Frommer's France contains a colour fold-out map of Paris.

  • Our authors draw on a long time of expertise in France to mix late-breaking advancements, together with the easiest new eating places in Paris and Lyon, with information for traveling France's such a lot enduring points of interest, resembling Notre-Dame, Mont-St-Michel, Loire Valley chateaux, and the vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy between different wine areas.

  • Frommer's France comprises customized itineraries for households and foodies; the easiest buying, eating reviews, lodging, and nightlife for each new release and price range; most sensible spots and assistance for snowboarding within the Alps, crusing at the Cote d'Azur, and different outside adventures; distinctive using excursions of the coast, mountains, and nation-state; and dozens of urban, nearby, and institutional maps-including the grounds of Versailles and ground plans of the Louvre and Notre Dame in Paris.

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Province and Empire: Brittany and the Carolingians by Julia M. H. Smith

By Julia M. H. Smith

This booklet deals principles in regards to the techniques of political and cultural swap within the early center a long time. the focus is on family members among the centre and outer edge of the Carolingian empire, specifically at the improvement of Brittany as a territorial principality within the 9th and 10th centuries. a big subject matter is the interplay of Carolingian imperial guidelines, Frankish aristocratic feuding, and native Breton groups. different concerns mentioned contain financial system and society in Brittany and Neustria, the impression of Carolingian imperialism on neighborhood Breton groups, alterations within the political, ecclesiastical and social buildings bobbing up from Carolingian overlordship of Brittany, the interplay of Celtic and Carolingian tradition, and the development of an early medieval ethnic identification. The publication exhibits how local autonomy and self-regulating villages have been as fundamental to the Carolingian global as court docket politics, cultural imperialism and frontier strife, and it argues that, that allows you to comprehend either the institution and the cave in of the Carolingian empire, politics on the outer edge call for as a lot cognizance as politics on the centre.

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George Washington's False Teeth: An Unconventional Guide to by Robert Darnton

By Robert Darnton

George Washington was once inaugurated as president in 1789 with one enamel in his mouth, a reduce left bicuspid. The "Father of His nation" had units of fake enamel that have been made up of every thing yet wooden, from elephant ivory and walrus tusk to enamel of a fellow human. Darnton aargues that the Enlightenment had fake the teeth additionally - that it was once now not the "Father of the trendy World", answerable for all its advances and transgressions. In restoring the Enlightenment to a human scale, Darnton locates its actual goals, pursuits and importance. So too with the French Revolution, one other icon of the 18th century, approached the following throughout the gossip, songs and broadsides that shaped the political worried process of Paris through the ancien regime. Figures that we predict we all know - Voltaire, Jefferson, Rousseau, Condorcet, even historians themselves emerge afresh in Darnton's palms, their power, if no longer their the teeth intact.

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The Pilgrim Hawk: A Love Story (New York Review Books by Glenway Wescott

By Glenway Wescott

This strong brief novel describes the occasions of a unmarried afternoon. Alwyn Tower, an American expatriate and someday novelist, is staying with a pal outdoors of Paris, whilst a well-heeled, itinerant Irish couple drops in—with Lucy, their knowledgeable hawk, a stressed, sullen, disturbingly totemic presence. Lunch is ready, drink flows. A masquerade, instantly harrowing and farcical, starts off.

A paintings of classical splendor and concision, The Pilgrim Hawk stands with Faulkner’s The undergo as one of many finest American brief novels: a superbly crafted tale that also is a poignant evocation of the implacable energy of affection.

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We'll Always Have Paris: American Tourists in France since by Harvey Levenstein

By Harvey Levenstein

For a lot of the 20th century, american citizens had a love/hate courting with France. whereas many popular its attractiveness, tradition, refinement, and famed joie de vivre, others considered it as a dilapidated state populated via foul-smelling, mean-spirited anti-Americans pushed by way of a willing wish to half travelers from their funds. we will regularly Have Paris explores how either photographs got here to flourish within the usa, usually within the minds of an analogous people.Harvey Levenstein takes us again to the Thirties, whilst, regardless of the nice melancholy, France endured to be the stomping flooring of the social elite of the japanese seaboard. After global battle II, filthy rich and well-known americans again to the rustic in droves, aiding to restore its previous snapshot as a wellspring of subtle and sybaritic pleasures. whilst, although, thank you largely to Communist and Gaullist campaigns opposed to U.S. strength, a starting to be sensitivity to French anti-Americanism started to colour travelers' stories there, strengthening the unfavorable photographs of the French that have been already embedded in American tradition. yet because the century drew on, the normal confident pictures have been revived, as many americans back built an appreciation for France's delicacies, paintings, and concrete and rustic charms.Levenstein, in his colourful, anecdotal kind, digs into own correspondence, journalism, and pop culture to form a narrative of 1 nation's courting to a different, giving shiny play to americans' altering reaction to things like France's recognition for sexual freedom, haute delicacies, haute couture, and racial tolerance. He places this tumultuous coupling of France and the U.S. in ancient viewpoint, arguing that whereas a few in Congress say we may possibly now not have french fries, others, like Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, understand they'll consistently have Paris, and France, to get pleasure from and take note. (20041125)

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Daily Life during the French Revolution (The Greenwood Press by James M. Anderson

By James M. Anderson

The French Revolution sought to alter everyday life itself. This publication appears to be like on the 13 years among 1789-1802 that skilled the fear, banning of the aristocracy, and the rearrangement of the calendar. No a part of French lifestyles used to be left untouched in this impressive interval of turmoil and struggle, from women's position within the kin to men's function within the country. artwork and theater have been invigorated and harnessed for political reasons. Subtleties in one's costume may well suggest the variation among existence and loss of life. the 1st glossy mass military was once created. Chapters comprise the actual makeup of France; the social and political historical past of the revolution; the 1st Republic; faith, church and kingdom; city existence; rural existence; kin existence; the perimeter society; outfits and style; foods and drinks; the position of girls; army existence; schooling; overall healthiness and drugs; and writers, artists, musicians and leisure. Anderson breathes lifestyles into the day by day lives of these dwelling through the French Revolution.Greenwood's lifestyle via historical past sequence appears on the daily lives of universal humans. This ebook will remove darkness from the lives of these residing throughout the French Revolution and supply a foundation for extra study. Black and white pictures, maps, and charts are interspersed during the textual content to aid readers. Reference good points contain a timeline of historical occasions, glossaries of phrases and names, an annotated bibliography of print and digital assets compatible for top university and school pupil learn, and an index.

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Montaigne and the Low Countries (1580-1700) by Enenkel, K.A.E. (ed.), Smith, P.J. (ed.), Paul J. Smith,

By Enenkel, K.A.E. (ed.), Smith, P.J. (ed.), Paul J. Smith, Karl A. E. Enenkel

This quantity reports the Netherlandish presence in Montaignes Essays, represented via Erasmus and Lipsius. It additionally bargains with Montaignes translations and variations within the Dutch Golden Age, and his readership: Scaliger, Hooft, Cats, the painter Pieter van Veen and so forth.

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Economic Development in Early Modern France: The Privilege by Jeff Horn

By Jeff Horn

Privilege has lengthy been understood because the constitutional foundation of Ancien Régime France, legalising the availability of quite a few rights, powers and exemptions to a few, while denying them to others. during this interesting new examine in spite of the fact that, Jeff Horn unearths that Bourbon officers applied privilege as an device of monetary improvement, liberating a few sectors of the financial system from pre-existing privileges and rules, whereas maintaining others. He explores either govt guidelines and the suggestions of marketers, staff, inventors and clients to discover the lived adventure of monetary improvement from the Fronde to the recovery. He indicates how, encouraged via Enlightenment concept, the regime more and more resorted to recommendations of liberty to guard privilege as a coverage software. The ebook bargains very important new insights into debates in regards to the impression of privilege on early industrialisation, comparative fiscal improvement and the outbreak of the French Revolution.

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The End of the Soul: Scientific Modernity, Atheism, and by Jennifer Michael Hecht

By Jennifer Michael Hecht

On October 19, 1876 a gaggle of best French electorate, either women and men integrated, joined jointly to shape an strange staff, The Society of Mutual post-mortem, with the purpose of proving that souls don't exist. the assumption was once that, after demise, they might dissect each other and (hopefully) express a right away dating among mind sizes and shapes and the nature, talents and intelligence of people. This unusual clinical pact, and certainly what we have now come to consider as anthropology, which the group's individuals helped to increase, had its genesis in competitive, evangelical atheism.With this workforce as its concentration, the tip of the Soul is a examine of technology and atheism in France in past due 19th and early 20th centuries. It indicates that anthropology grew within the context of an impassioned fight among the forces of culture, specially the Catholic religion, and people of a extra freethinking modernism, and additionally that it grew to become for lots of a mundane faith. one of the adherents of this new religion mentioned listed below are the novelist Emile Zola, the nice statesman Leon Gambetta, the yank contraception recommend Margaret Sanger, and Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes embodied the triumph of ratiocination over credulity.Boldly argued, filled with colourful characters and sometimes extraordinary battles over technological know-how and religion, this booklet represents a tremendous contribution to the heritage of technology and eu highbrow historical past.

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