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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sarah Horowitz, “Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France” (Penn State UP, 2014)
In Friendship and Politics in Post-Revolutionary France, Sarah Horowitz brings together the political and cultural history of post-revolutionary France to illuminate how French society responded to and recovered from the upheaval of the French Revolution. The Revolution led to a… Read More
BOOK RECEIVED: Karen Pagani, “Man or Citizen: Anger, Forgiveness, and Authenticity in Rousseau” (Penn State UP, 2015)
The French studies scholar Patrick Coleman made the important observation that over the course of the eighteenth century, the social meanings of anger became increasingly democratized. The work of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is an outstanding example of this change. In Man Read More
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