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Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Louis Prieur, Revolutionary Artists
Jacques-Louis David and Jean-Louis Prieur, Revolutionary Artists (October 1999)
The Public, the Populace, and Images of the French Revolution
Warren Roberts - Author

A comparative study of the French Revolution's most famous artist and a little-known illustrator.

By offering a comparative study of Jacques-Louis David, the most famous artist of the French Revolution, and Jean-Louis Prieur, a little-known illustrator, this book tracks the political careers of the two artists and offers new insights to the relationship between the arts and the politics of the French Revolution.

"By using the co...(Read More)
 
 
Birth of a National Icon
Birth of a National Icon (May 1999)
The Literary Avant-Garde and the Origins of the Intellectual in France
Venita Datta - Author

Examines the rise of the intellectual in fin-de-siecle France, setting this important phenomenon against the backdrop of an emerging mass democracy and concentrating on the key role played by the avant-garde.
Birth of a National Icon examines the emergence of the intellectual in fin-de-siecle France, setting this important phenomenon against the backdrop of an emerging mass democracy and concentrating on the key role played by the ...(Read More)
 
 
Rousseau's Ghost
Rousseau's Ghost (September 1998)
A Novel
Terence Ball - Author

ROUSSEAU'S GHOST
A Novel
Terence Ball

Set primarily in Paris and Oxford, this fast-paced mystery novel links a long-missing manuscript from a famous eighteenth-century philosopher with a dark secret to a late twentieth-century murder of a prominent Princeton professor.

"Synthesizing echoes of Poe and state-of-the-art Internet issues, an unlikely plot achieves a tone of lucid, camp humanity in the fict...(Read More)
 
 
Prison of Women
Prison of Women (July 1998)
Testimonies of War and Resistance in Spain, 1939-1975
Tomasa Cuevas - Author
Mary E. Giles - Editor/translator

A translation of women's testimonies about their experiences in the prisons of Spain following the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 collected by Tomasa Cuevas, herself a surviving victim of the Francoist prison system.

Prison of Women presents oral testimonies of women incarcerated following the Spanish Civil War. The primary voice in the collection, Tomasa Cuevas, spent many years in prisons throughout Spain ...(Read More)
 
 
Immigrants and Nationalists
Immigrants and Nationalists (October 1995)
Ethnic Conflict and Accommodation in Catalonia, the Basque Country, Latvia, and Estonia
Gershon Shafir - Author

In this empirical and theoretical study of nationalism, ethnicity, and immigration, the author compares the reception of large numbers of immigrants in Catalonia, the Basque country, Latvia, and Estonia--developed regions that possess distinct cultures and nationalist movements.

"Shafir has produced a sensitive, analytically astute comparative historical study of ethnic nationalism in two Spanish provinces and the Baltic...(Read More)
 
 
Before the European Challenge
Before the European Challenge (June 1990)
The Great Civilizations of Asia and the Middle East
Jaroslav Krejci - Author

The West fails to embrace the globe, and the East still looks to its own variegated past. Here is a comparative account of the spirit and development of the main civilizations in Asia before their confrontation with Modern Europe. In many respects, what is going on in Asia and in the Middle East now is a response to the prolonged European challenge. In places it is marked by a selective reception of Western values and techniques, while elsewhere pre...(Read More)
 
 
Gleanings in Europe
Gleanings in Europe (June 1986)
The Rhine
James Fenimore Cooper - Author
Ernest Redekop - Historical intro.
Maurice Geracht - Historical intro.
Thomas Philbrick - Text
Thomas Philbrick - Text by
Maurice Geracht - Text
Maurice Geracht - Text by

Gleanings in Europe: The Rhine is an account of James Fenimore Cooper's travels in Europe at the time of the 1832 revolt in Paris, when he hoped General Lafayette would be declared President of France and when all of Europe was the stage for the morality play of French politics.

Published in 1836 after General Lafayette's death, the book is, in part, an apologia for Lafayette, Cooper's ideal political man. Thus it is essential...(Read More)
 
 
Russia Against Japan, 1904-1905
Russia Against Japan, 1904-1905 (May 1986)
A New Look at the Russo-Japanese War
J. N. Westwood - Author

The Russo-Japanese conflict was recognized, in its time, as introducing a new era of warfare, involving millions of men and weapons of mass destruction. In the decade which elapsed after its end much was written about it. The First World War marked a second stage in the development of twentieth-century-style total war, and so overshadowed the Russo-Japanese War that little further study was made of the latter. Subsequent books on this subject were ...(Read More)
 
 
Education in the Third Reich
Education in the Third Reich (June 1985)
Race and History in Nazi Textbooks
Gilmer W. Blackburn - Author

In its determination to take absolute control, the Third Reich focused on the nation's youth, reserving for the schools the vital task of refashioning the German psyche. This book examines these propaganda efforts--one of the most radical and far-reaching experiments in educational history.

The book focuses on the manipulation of the German past, one of the primary means of state intervention to ensure the triumph of the racial idea in histo...(Read More)
 
 
Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe
Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe (June 1985)
Paul E. Szarmach - Editor

The European Middle Ages bequeathed to the world a legacy of spiritual and intellectual brilliance that has shaped many of the ideals, preconceptions, and institutions we now take for granted. An Introduction to the Medieval Mystics of Europe examines this phenomenon in vivid and scholarly accounts of the lives and achievements of those men and women whose genius most inspired their own and subsequent ages. These great mystics explored and ...(Read More)
 
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