Les Français d’Algérie (Édition revue et augmentée) by Pierre Nora

France

By Pierre Nora

Cet essai a paru en mars 1961, au second le plus dramatique et incertain de los angeles guerre d'Algérie : au lendemain du référendum sur l'autodétermination, qui ouvrait los angeles voie à une négociation sur l'indépendance, et à los angeles veille de l'insurrection du «quarteron de généraux» décidé à tout pour conserver l'Algérie française.

Retour d'Algérie, où j'avais été professeur à Oran, j'avais écrit à los angeles hâte ce petit livre, qui analysait en historien et en citoyen engagé l. a. responsabilité des pieds-noirs dans cet engrenage tragique. Ma sévérité de jugement à l'égard d'Albert Camus et de Germaine Tillion, icônes du progressisme libéral, healthy en particulier scandale. Une réaction inattendue me vint de Jacques Derrida, dont j'avais été le condisciple en khâgne et qui était resté un ami. Dans une lettre d'une cinquantaine de pages, celui-ci prenait appui sur mon livre pour se mettre à jour, pour l'unique fois de sa vie, avec son Algérie natale. Le cinquantenaire de l'indépendance était l'occasion d'en proposer une nouvelle édition. Augmentée d'une préface, de cet vital inédit et d'un file critique, celle-ci contribuera, je l'espère, à éclairer ce second douloureux qui reste parmi les plus importants de l'histoire contemporaine de l. a. France.

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Édition revue et augmentée, avec une préface de l'auteur, un rfile inédit de Jacques Derrida et un file critique

Pierre Nora est né le 17 novembre 1931 à Paris. Licencié ès lettres et en philosophie, agrégé d'histoire, il enseigne à l. a. fin des années cinquante en Algérie avant de devenir pensionnaire de los angeles fondation Thiers en 1961. Il intègre quatre ans plus tard l'Institut d'études politiques de Paris en tant que maître assistant. Soucieux d'effectuer dans un même temps «un travail d'essayiste» et «d'enquêteur du présent», Pierre Nora a l'idée de «publier tels quels les files d'archives montés par des historiens et rendu accessibles au grand public».

Christian Bourgois, chez Julliard, est favorable au projet et lance, avec succès, l. a. toute nouvelle assortment «Archives» en 1964. Remarqué par Claude Gallimard, Pierre Nora rejoint los angeles NRF en 1972, et réussit le difficile pari de poursuivre une double carrière dans le milieu universitaire et au sein des Éditions. Au début des années 1980, Pierre Nora fonde en compagnie de Marcel Gauchet los angeles revue Le Débat.

Peu après, l'éditeur entreprend un autre chantier d'envergure, «Les Lieux de Mémoire». Le travail de Pierre Nora, déjà salué par los angeles remise des prix Diderot-Universalis en 1988, Louise Weiss Bibliothèque nationale en 1991 et du Grand prix nationwide d'histoire (1993). Pierre Nora a été reçu à l'Académie française le 7 juin 2001. En février 2012, le Prix Montaigne lui est décerné pour son ouvrage Historien public et pour l'ensemble de son oeuvre.

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Frommer's Portable Paris 2006 (Frommer's Portable) by Darwin Porter

France

By Darwin Porter

Event a spot the way in which the locals do. benefit from the most sensible it has to provide. And steer clear of vacationer traps. Frommer’s moveable courses assist you make the best trip offerings. They’re effortless to carry–and hold an unbeatable fee. Frommer’s. Your consultant to an international of shuttle adventure. positioned the simplest of Paris on your Pocket A compact consultant on attending to and having fun with town of sunshine. Outspoken reviews on best attractions–what’s worthy it slow and what’s now not. particular costs, so that you can plan the fitting journey it doesn't matter what your finances. the easiest lodges and eating places in each funds, with candid reports.

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Re-Writing the French Revolutionary Tradition: Liberal by Robert Alexander

France

By Robert Alexander

Reading the politics of the French progressive culture through the 19th century Bourbon recovery and early July Monarchy, Robert Alexander argues that political fight was once no longer restrained to the elite. The recovery Liberal competition built a reform culture in accordance with felony association and persuasion, which might end up way more potent in attaining revolutionary swap than the innovative culture of conspiracy and riot. Alexander analyzes kin one of the Liberal competition, ultra-royalists and the kingdom to help his claims.

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Paris: The Secret History by Andrew Hussey

France

By Andrew Hussey

"Vivid, educated, delectably readable…an enlightened advent to the city's best-kept secrets and techniques. No customer to France may still pass with out it."―Sunday instances (UK)

Paris captures everyone's imaginations: It's a backdrop for Proust's fictional pederast, Robert Doisneau's photographic kiss, and Edith Piaf's serenaded soldier-lovers; a house as a lot to romance and love poems as to prostitution and opium dens. The city's dynamic, conflicted id is seen everywhere―between cobblestones, in bars, at the métro.

Andrew Hussey brings to lifestyles the urchins and artists who've left their marks at the urban, filling within the gaps of a historical past that affected the disenfranchised up to the the Aristocracy. Paris: the key History levels throughout centuries, events, and cultural and political opinions, from Napoleon's overcrowded cemeteries to Balzac's nocturnal flight from his accounts. Hussey takes us on a picaresque trip via royal palaces, brothels, and sidewalk cafés, uncovering the wealthy, unique, and sometimes lurid historical past of the world's so much liked urban.

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Paris: Capital of the World by Patrice L.-R. Higonnet

France

By Patrice L.-R. Higonnet

In an unique and evocative trip via glossy Paris from the mid-eighteenth century to international battle II, Patrice Higonnet bargains a pleasant cultural portrait of a multifaceted, consistently altering urban. In interpreting the myths and countermyths of Paris which were created and re-created through the years, Higonnet finds a mystical city alchemy within which each one period absorbs the myths and perceptions of Paris earlier, adapts them to the cultural imperatives of its personal time, and feeds them again into town, making a new surroundings.

Paris was once relevant to the fashionable international in methods inner and exterior, actual and imagined, innovative and decadent. Higonnet explores Paris because the capital of revolution, technology, empire, literature, and artwork, describing such incarnations as Belle Epoque Paris, the Commune, the surrealists' urban, and Paris as considered via American eyes. He additionally conjures up the extra visceral Paris of alienation, crime, fabric extra, and sensual excitement.

Insightful, informative, and gracefully written, Paris illuminates the intersection of collective and person imaginations in a endlessly moving city dynamic. In describing his Paris of the true and of the mind's eye, Higonnet sheds remarkable new gentle in this without end fascinating urban.

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Select Paris by Natasha Edwards

France

By Natasha Edwards

Select Paris is a brand-new, full-color advisor to this vivid urban, delivering actual stories, clean discoveries, and a great dose of neighborhood tradition, all introduced jointly in a fascinating narrative sort via a author who understands the town inside-out.

The advisor starts with an inspirational within the temper for… part, full of feedback overlaying quite a lot of activities, areas to devour, drink and store – all grouped by way of temper. even if you’re searching for a connoisseur blow-out, state-of-the-art model, perspectives from the head, or a vital Parisian event, there’s a listing of innovations to check your mood.

The middle of the advisor, the choice, deals a set of over a hundred inspiring rules for a memorable remain in Paris, with lots of mystery gemstones and off-beat haunts within the combine. decide upon excessive romance with an evening on the Opera Garnier; take a special attitude at the skyline from the Eiffel Tower or the gazebo within the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont… ahead of plunging down into the Paris Sewers or a flit in the course of the Catacombs; store for classic stylish within the Marais, then stick to the literary path of Hemingway within the Latin zone; music in to the Parisians’ love of meals, all over, from road markets and easy bistros to grand eating institutions; be pampered on the spa George V or luxuriate in cake on the Pâtisserie des Rêves; enjoy world-class galleries from the Centre Pompidou to the Louvre; take the family members on a botanical travel of the Jardin des Plantes and a behind-the-screen journey on the Grand Rex; or make a date with the macabre on the Père Lachaise Cemetery, the place doorways legend Jim Morrison is buried.

The decisions are equipped via urban local, from the Ile de l. a. Cité, Ile St-Louis and Marais district outwards to the heights of Montmartre, and eventually to past the Centre. So at any place you're and besides the fact that a lot time you will have, you could dip in for concept and insider information – subsidized up with transparent and unique mapping, and a wealth of useful information.

Hotels is a separate part providing a hand-picked choice of nice areas to stick in Paris, equipped by way of subject, even if you're looking someplace ancient, small and classy, quirky, sumptuous and grand, or with a top-notch view.

Finally, the necessities part encompasses a elementary run-down of knowledge on getting round Paris and different key functional issues, plus thematic and common indexes.

 

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Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France by Jean-Benoit Nadeau

France

By Jean-Benoit Nadeau

The French...-Smoke, drink and consume extra fats than somebody on this planet, but dwell longer and feature fewer cardiovascular disease than Americans-Work 35-hour weeks, and take seven weeks of paid vacation trips in keeping with 12 months, yet are nonetheless the world's fourth-biggest monetary powerSo what makes the French so different?Sixty Million Frenchmen cannot be incorrect is a trip into the French middle, brain and soul. Decrypting French rules approximately land, privateness and language, Nadeau and Barlow weave jointly the threads of French society--from centralization and the Napoleonic Code to elite schooling or even highway protests--giving us, for the 1st time, a whole photograph of the French."[A] readable and insightful piece of work." --Montreal Mirror"In an period of irrational reactions to all issues French, this is an eminently rational solution to the query, 'Why are the French like that?'" --Library Journal"A must-read." --Edmonton magazine

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