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A quarterly review , 59 , —72 Peter F. Allmand, Lancastrian Normandy, — the history of a medieval occupation Oxford, C. Bijdragen en mededelingen , 68 — , 51—56 John W. A journal devoted to research in medieval and modern literature , 9—10 — , , 9 —2 —, 10 —3 82— M. How did Gorbachev, not really an intimate of the political circles that united his predecessors, make it all the way to the Kremlin? Did he really wish to put an end to the most compelling ideology of the century, or was he overwhelmed by the events that his actions provoked?
Bernard Lecomte offers precise and sometimes surprising answers to the question that still divides historians. Arriving at the head of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in , the comparatively young successor of Stalin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev had two goals: to modernize the communist system, and to prevent the break-up of the Soviet empire.
His knowledge of Russian, essential to the task, facilitated access to the archives of the period and made possible many important and informative interviews. Few historic figures have marked the end of the last century as much as Mikhail Gorbachev. Bernard Lecomte, journalist and writer, has published a biography of the last "red Czar" that reads like a novel.
To escape from the legend and rediscover the man, this is the first historical biography of T. Lawrence based on unpublished archives which reveal something of his dark side, long time passed over in silence.
In reality, the facets of Lawrence are so numerous that the truth is more elusive than the legend that both his hagiographers and his detractors have propagated. Historian and archeologist, orientalist, poet, geologist, photographer, diplomat, man of action of incredible daring and war lord, he was a complex person, full of contrasts, and not without his gray areas. Christian Destremau is a well-known specialist on the Middle East. He examines the situation, the ins and outs of the question, and offers a detailed narrative of events that is lively and clear.
A fine achievement. A work not to be missed, one that revolutionizes our perception of the war. In that alone, it constitutes an exceptional document. Exploring the treasures of recently declassified documents as well as several academic sources, this biography of Puyi reveals not only a surprising individual but a fresh and objective perception of his life. Puyi, who reigned from to , was the last emperor of the last imperial dynasty of China, a sovereign whose destiny would be unusually tumultuous, marked by episodes which presented only calamitous choices.
Tragically, his long-awaited return to his homeland occurred behind the bars of a prison of the Popular Republic. A century later, in the popular imagination of a China more than ever in quest of an identity, Puyi occupies a larger-than-life place. The reality is somewhat less romantic and considerably more pragmatic; his education and his unique and unusual status made Puyi a self-obsessed individual and, therefore, first of all a predator, both personally and politically. Danielle Elisseeff is among the finest of Asian specialists, centering her studies in particular on the China she knows so well.
Sixty years after her death, the life of Colette remains a model: a model of liberty, of will, and of emancipation. Colette raised autobiographical fiction to an art form. In this new biography, the author seeks to demonstrate how her life, a series of scandals and acts of dominance by sheer force, characterized by both literary and personal audacity, followed a consciously chosen path. This coherence is all the more obvious as Bonal has chosen to write this biography as a narrative—almost a novel of her life story, with its dramatic episodes, disappointed love affairs, and professional successes.
By the s, Colette already headed the list of celebrated authors. This is a novel in which everything is true, set in the reality of the French provinces at the turn of the century, La Belle Epoque, the First World War, the crash of , the Occupation. Calling upon forty years of Colettian research, Bonal has verified and cross-confirmed the often geographically scattered in France, the United States and Australia material, which only a devoted expert could replace in its proper perspective.
He has also written documentaries and plays about her, but never before a biography.
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The adopted son of Trajan, Hadrian, born in 76 A. Within the empire, his work is lasting and essential: he effects an in-depth reorganization of the administration, dividing the country into four districts, each answering to a consul a means of marginalizing the Senate , and codifies the law, giving it permanency it had lacked heretofore. A great traveler, Hadrian inspected every province of the empire from to A. This pacific emperor, a great organizer, was remembered as a man who loved literature, science, art and philosophy.
The ruins of the villa at Tivoli that bears his name constitute one of the most moving testimonies of Roman art. When he died, in , Hadrian, third emperor of the Antonin dynasty, left an empire that enjoyed prosperity and peace, thus having upheld to the utmost one of the principles of this dynasty, to reign not by heredity but by the law of the best. An original investigation, full of revelations and enhanced by a dazzling style, of the couples in power in Africa and, in particular, of the First Ladies of Africa, women of influence, power, and character.
If, south of the Sahara as elsewhere, the profile of the silent and reserved companion is no longer current, the spouses of African heads of State have followed a variety of other models since , from the volcanic virago to the post-modern patroness, or the insatiable wheeler-dealer to the mama hen of the preferred son. For, like it or not, beyond her commitment to charity, she plays a political role where intimacy and power games intersect, for better or for worse.
Enriched with exclusive observations and eloquent anecdotes, this gallery of portraits also highlights the metamorphosis of the image of woman in a continent that counted a population of nearly two billion at the half-century. The author has also judiciously chosen to venture outside French-speaking territory, for it would be a shame to miss such singular individuals as Grace Mugabe Zimbabwe or Constancia Mangue de Obiang Equitorial Guinea.
Chantal Biya. Grace Mugabe. Harare' s social climber 3. Simone Gbagbo. The mystical virago of Abidjan 4. Dominique Ouattara. Ivory Coast' s platinum blonde 5. Viviane Wade. The Senegalese sharpshooter 6. The "Mackysarde" of Dakar 7. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba. Libreville' s captive 8. Mixed origins, Faso style 9. Antoinette Sassou-Nguesso and Brazza' s brooches Constancia Mangue de Obiang. The crafty "Madre" of Malabo. A historic approach to terrorism has long been lacking. This major international synthesis resituates this phenomenon in a broad and encompassing context.
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If, today as yesterday, terrorism is in all the headlines, it remains a problematic subject whose very definition is the object of debate. Doubtless, legal experts, political scientists, sociologists, and even journalists have no difficulty describing it. But a historical approach has long been missing, for terrorism, indeed, has a history. Scattered among different groups, justified by any number of various ideologies, nonetheless, it cannot be reduced to a series of attacks and ensuing trials. On the contrary, the intent of this first vast synthesis is to offer a global vision that allows the reader to understand the historical conditions in which violence appears and spreads in societies.
It also defines the ties that are woven among different movements, but also between succeeding generations of terrorists. The invention of the terrorist myth : Russia and its Demons 3. Anarchism in France and in Europe 4. Terrorism on the sidelines of the First World War 5. Terror without a complex : the assertion of totalitarianisms 6. The Second World War 7. The complex Orient, the Palestinian question 8.
In red and black, a generation of civil war Conclusion: Terrorism, a constantly evolving history. A sweeping and original historical fresco. As always, Juliette Benzoni combines the breathlessness of high adventure with historical rigor as she brings these women, whether famous or forgotten, back to life on the page. A social history of attitudes and of the permanence of polite behavior, the reflection of a Court culture which shapes one of the themes of French history.
This book provides answers to all these questions in a lively and original history of the codes of French refinement, from the Middle Ages to the present. He was co-director of Inventaire Voltaire Gallimard, Representation and self image in the 17th and 18th centuries 3. High society and the top figures of "Good Taste" in the 18th century 4. Revolution or virtue against "Good Taste" 6. The return in force of Distinction from the Directoire to the Restoration 7.
From Louis-Philippe to the beginning of the Republic : The trials, tribulations and triumph of Bourgeois Distinction 8. The permanency, collapse and resurgence of ' Good Taste'in the contemporary era. A history of Europe as seen through its three most illustrious dynasties. Three extraordinary families who played a major role, confronting the dramas of History and their own personal tragedies. Told by a master of the genre, three family sagas of the Habsburgs, the Romanovs, and the Windsors brought up to date by the author for this new edition , together for the first time in one volume.
Russia never tires of turning back to its imperial past. After the succession of lies and disinformation disseminated and then drummed into the people throughout the Revolution, the civil war, and the Soviet dictatorship, an organized movement, free of rancor or prejudiced assumptions, has brought the era of the Czars out of oblivion for serious reconsideration. This is the family that dominated a huge part of Europe for over six centuries, a dynasty that became synonymous with artistic influence, political grandeur, and European identity.
The ongoing story of the Windsors is that of a line of monarchs, queens, princes and princesses whose individual destinies were often the stuff of novels. In their joys and in their sorrows, they continue to spark the imagination with their singular alternation of tradition and audacity. The Windsors: uniquely and fascinatingly British. An unusual history of Europe, as seen through the story of its most illustrious dynasties.
For the first time, all three are available in one volume. A new introduction by Jean des Cars and all the texts have been updated since their first edition. The last book of an essential medieval historian. Thanks to the author' s profound knowledge of the Middle Ages, the many myths about these ' holy wars'are here confronted with the reality the historian had come to know through his research: we learn of the huge cost in time and money, many sovereigns were absent from their countries for years at a time; the lack of unity of purpose over the two centuries of expeditions; the widespread ignorance of Islam among the crusaders and much more.
This is a work that is brilliant, masterful, and always original. The commercial and critical success of his previous works : Le Moyen Age, une imposture Jacques Heers, the French historian whose specialty was the Middle Ages, died recently. Heers was at the origin of historiographical challenges whose richness is proof of their importance, about the city, slavery, and the idea of the political party.
Interrogating Plato, Plotinus, and Saint Augustine, the great humanist historian Lucien Jerphagnon takes us back to the sources of our culture and our times, at the crossroads of history and philosophy. Throughout his works, the great historian Lucien Jerphagnon incessantly sought answers from history and questioned the philosophers, with all the knowledge, irony, and erudition of the sage. He knew how to situate the philosophers in their times, all the while offering us a heady breath of the atmosphere of their era.
From a great figure of Antiquity to his eponymous school of thought, from masters to disciples, from a discourse on his method to a history lesson, the author plunges us into the most vivid sources of our times and our culture. Plato, Plotinus, and Saint Augustine are the heroes of this work that consists of unpublished texts the historian wrote during his lifetime. With his dazzling capacity to evoke the past and breathe life into the texts, Lucien Jerphagnon tells us what we need to see—that is, what the light of these philosophers makes us see and which is at the origin of the vision of our world.
Page after page, this great humanist reminds us why the thinkers of Antiquity have offered us an initiation into the life of the mind, all that makes us alive and worthy of being human to this very day. Lucien Jerphagnon was one of those rare, true thinkers who partially sacrificed the pursuit of a personal body of work to teaching. The complete critical texts written by the famous historian Lucien Jerphagnon, who died in , never before published as a collection. A panorama of historical research over the past fifty years, as delightful as it is enriching.
The spearhead of Rumanian fascism bears the name of a mass organization called the Legion of the Archangel Michael. Created in , it was known as well by the name of its first political front, the Iron Guard. This legionary movement embodied an apparently atypical fascism, for it was both Christian and rural whereas its fellow organizations in more urbanized and industrialized countries were pagan and atheist. The Iron Guard was responsible for the assassination of two prime ministers, the indoctrination and recruitment of a large portion of the student population—including a group of the most brilliant and spiritual young intellectuals, like Mircea Eliade, or the most brutally modernist, like the young Cioran.
The twenty wars that changed the world. In the manner of Les Derniers Jours des Dictateurs, historic excellence and journalistic vigor combine to offer the reader a riveting book.