Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Every year, the Bibliography catalogues the most important new publications, historiographical monographs, and journal articles throughout the world, extending from prehistory and ancient history to the most recent contemporary historical studies. Within the systematic classification according to epoch, region, and historical discipline, works are also listed according to author’s name and characteristic keywords in their title.
Manuel des francophonies
Author: Ursula Reutner
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The French language is spoken and used in a number of different countries and regions worldwide. It thus finds itself in contact, and sometimes in competition, with numerous other languages which have taken influence on the various local varieties of French and continue to do so today. This handbook provides an overview of the different linguistic situations and constellations the French language has been part of, both in the past and today.
Im 19. Jahrhundert befindet sich Korsika in einem Transkulturationsprozess, der die Veranderung der kulturellen und sprachlichen Bezugssysteme Korsikas impliziert. Aus soziolinguistischer Perspektive beleuchtet dieses Buch die konfliktreiche Sprachkontaktsituation zwischen Italienisch, Franzosisch und Korsisch. Die Analyse konzentriert sich auf den Anfang des schriftsprachlichen Ausbaus des Korsischen um die Wende zum 20. Jahrhundert. Anhand von Textmaterial der Jahre 1870-1922 werden die charakteristischen Tendenzen der 'Vorausbauphase' (Heinz Kloss) herausgearbeitet. Dabei erfolgt die Beurteilung sprachinterner und texttraditionsspezifischer Aspekte des Korsischen stets mit kritischem Blick auf das Italienische - die ehemalige Leitvarietat der korsischen Sprachgemeinschaft."
The Dreyfus Affair
Author: Émile Zola
Publisher: Yale University Press
Living novelist, Emile Zola. This book is the first to provide, in English translation, the full extent of Zola's writings on the Dreyfus Affair. It represents, in its polemical entirety, a classic defence of human rights and a searing denunciation of fanaticism and prejudice. Zola's texts constitute a unique and outstandingly eloquent primary source that is essential for a complete understanding of the Dreyfus Affair. They shed brilliant new light on the official mind.
Author: Christine Haynes
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Linking the study of business and politics, Christine Haynes reconstructs the passionate and protracted debate over the development of the book trade in nineteenth-century France. In tracing the contest over literary production in France, Haynes emphasizes the role of the Second Empire in enacting - but also in limiting - press freedom and literary property.
Author: Prosper Mérimée
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The Coming of the Book
Author: Lucien Febvre, Henri-Jean Martin
Books, and the printed word more generally, are aspects of modern life that are all too often taken for granted. Yet the emergence of the book was a process of immense historical importance and heralded the dawning of the epoch of modernity. In this much praised history of that process, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, as well as the study of modes of consciousness, to root the development of the printed word in the changing social relations and ideological struggles of Western Europe.
A study of vendetta and banditry, applying insights from the field of social anthropology.
The Rules of Art
Author: Pierre Bourdieu
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Written with verve and intensity (and a good bit of wordplay), this is the long-awaited study of Flaubert and the modern literary field that constitutes the definitive work on the sociology of art by one of the world’s leading social theorists. Drawing upon the history of literature and art from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, Bourdieu develops an original theory of art conceived as an autonomous value. He argues powerfully against those who refuse to acknowledge the interconnection between art and the structures of social relations within which it is produced and received. As Bourdieu shows, art’s new autonomy is one such structure, which complicates but does not eliminate the interconnection. The literary universe as we know it today took shape in the nineteenth century as a space set apart from the approved academies of the state. No one could any longer dictate what ought to be written or decree the canons of good taste. Recognition and consecration were produced in and through the struggle in which writers, critics, and publishers confronted one another.
Where I Left My Soul
Author: Jérôme Ferrari
Publisher: MacLehose Press
A tale of two torturersâ??Where I Left My Soul is a powerful exploration of guilt and identity in the savagery of the Algerian War. Captain Andre Degorce is reunited with Lieutenant Horace Andreani, with whom he experienced the horrors of combat and imprisonment in Vietnam. Captives now pass from the Captainâ??s hands into Andreani's: one-time victims have become torturers. Andreani has fully embraced his new status, but Degorce has lost all sense of himself, only finding peace when he is with Tahar, a commander in the National Liberation Army. Taharâ??s cell now acts as a confessional for Andreani, with the jailor opening up to his prisoner.
Author: Jérôme Ferrari
A challenging read that encourages reflection, The Principle examines a world inching closer to it's own destruction. Overpopulation, nuclear war, fascism, contemporary capitalism, and climate crisis all play roles in this epistolary novel in which a young philosopher grapples with the life of Werner Heisenberg, the Nobel Prize-winning German physicist. As he examines the dark historical events of the early 20th century alongside the luminous elegance of Heisenberg’s theoretical work, the narrator provides an intimate account of his own youthful struggles and desperate attempts to make sense of a fractured, globalized world. How could a man with such a beautiful mind have participated in such atrocities? Jérôme Ferrari offers a compelling, unflinching vision of the failings of European culture. The Principle is a hypnotic glimpse into the mysteries of the physical world and a deeply personal historical interrogation that will remind readers of Laurent Binet’s HHhH and Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning play Copenhagen.
The Legend Of Napoleon
Author: Sudhir Hazareesingh
Publisher: Granta Books
God was bored with Napoleon,' wrote Victor Hugo, and the Emperor was duly defeated at Waterloo in 1815 and exiled to St Helena, where he died an agonizing and horrifying death. The Emperor's real legacy is the modernizing and beautifying of Paris, the official promotion of religious tolerance, the current French legal and educational systems, and the European Union, to name but a few Napoleonic initiatives. And of course, the legend lives on. Drawing on new archival research, Hazareesingh traces not only the emergence of the Napoleonic myth and how it developed into a potent political culture, but also the amazing tenacity of popular affection for the Emperor, manifest in countless busts and portraits in ordinary citizens' homes, grass-roots political activism, miraculous apparitions reported after his death and the memories kept alive by thousands of imperial war veterans. This book is a timely study of why the fascination with Napoleon has endured for two centuries.