BOOKS RECEIVED: Adrianna M. Paliyenko, “Genius Envy: Women Shaping French Poetic History, 1801-1900” (Penn State UP, 2016)
In Genius Envy, Adrianna M. Paliyenko uncovers a forgotten history: the multiplicity and diversity of nineteenth-century French womens poetic voices. Conservative critics of the time attributed the phenomenon of genius to masculinity and dismissed the work of female authors as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eric M. Ramrez-Weaver, “A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books/Berkeley and Save! In A Saving Science, Eric Ramrez-Weaver explores the significance of early medieval astronomy in the Frankish empire, using as his lens an astronomical masterpiece, the deluxe manuscript of the Handbook of 809, painted… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Claude-Francois de Lezay-Marnesia, “Letters Written from the Banks of the Ohio” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books First published in French in 1792, Letters Written from the Banks of the Ohio tells the fascinating story of French aristocrat Claude-Franois de Lezay-Marnsia and the utopia he attempted to create in what is now… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Garret Joseph Martin, “General de Gaulle’s Cold War: Challenging American Hegemony, 1963-1968” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
The greatest threat to the Western alliance in the 1960s did not come from an enemy, but from an ally. France, led by its mercurial leader General Charles de Gaulle, launched a global and comprehensive challenge to the United State’s… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Samuel Kalman and Sean Kennedy, eds., “The French Right Between the Wars: Political and Intellectual Movements from Conservatism to Fascism” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
During the interwar years France experienced severe political polarization. At the time many observers, particularly on the left, feared that the French right had embraced fascism, generating a fierce debate that has engaged scholars for decades, but has also obscured… Read More
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