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Aurelian Craiutu

In a witty entry written in 1987 for a hypothetical dictionary to be published at the dawn of the new millennium, Bernard Henri-Lévy proposed the following definition of the intellectual: “Noun, masculine gender, a social and cultural category born in Paris at the moment of the Dreyfus Affair, died in Paris at the end of the twentieth century; apparently was not able to survive the decline in belief in Universals” (506). Twenty-five years later, intellectuals continue to exist on both banks of the Seine but their current prestige no longer matches the one they once enjoyed in the City of Light. Over the course of the last three centuries, intellectuals in France have occupied a prominent position in politics and society, and their voices have extended beyond the ivory tower of academia. More so than any other country in the world (with the possible exception of Russia), France demonstrates the extent to which people’s daily life can be influenced directly by intricate and abstruse works of literature, sociology, and philosophy. This constitutes the subject of Jeremy Jennings’s new book, Revolution and the Republic, a history of modern French political thought since the eighteenth century.

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John Shovlin Reimagining Politics After the Terror: The Republican Origins of French Liberalism by Andrew Jainchill

Jann Matlock The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs by David S. Barnes

Christine Haynes The New Bibliopolis: French Book Collectors and the Culture of Print, 1880-1914 by Willa Z. Silverman

Caroline Ford An Empire Divided: Religion, Republicanism, and the Making of French Republicanism, 1880–1914 by J. P. Daughton

Martha Hanna Race and War in France: Colonial Subjects in the French Army, 1914-1918 by Richard S. Fogarty

Harry Gamble The Moroccan Soul: French Education, Colonial Ethnology, and Muslim Resistance, 1912-1956 by Spencer D. Segalla

Julian Wright Shades of Indignation: Political Scandals in France, Past and Present by Paul Jankowski

Clifford Rosenberg Liberté, égalité, discriminations: L’‘Identité nationale’ au regard de l’histoire by Patrick Weil

Cheryl B. Welch Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy by Cécile Laborde

Katherine C. Donahue Judging Mohammed: Juvenile Delinquency, Immigration, and Exclusion at the Paris Palace of Justice by Susan J. Terrio

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Camille Robcis and Benjamin Poole

networks of exchange between philosophy and politics, between experts and law, between theory and activism. Chabal’s study is motivated by what he sees as a widespread perception that since the late 1970s, France has been in crisis. As Chabal writes in his

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Paul Jankowski, Clifford Rosenberg, and Rebecca Pulju

workers, as debt made them less likely to risk a strike. Trumbull contrasts this philosophy with that of American unions, who saw credit as a means for workers to acquire access to goods, and something that could actually help during a strike, as it was a

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Patricia Mainardi

-Saint-Michel, the Palais-Royal, the cathedral at Amiens, and the Dijon Palais de Justice, clearly aiming at a national, not merely Parisian, audience. In keeping with Saint-Simonian philosophy, science and technology received major coverage. “The Moon,” featured on

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Disruptive Technology

Social Media from Modiano to Zola and Proust

Elizabeth Emery

interdisciplinary field of celebrity studies, in which scholars from communication and film studies, sociology, history, business, and philosophy question the strategies used to compete for cultural legitimacy. Their methods owe as much to Erving Goffman, Daniel

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Journalistes scandaleuses des années trente

Petite réflexion sur l’histoire de la presse de l’entre-deux-guerres

Marie-Ève Thérenty

plus radical encore, Un mois chez les filles . Maryse Choisy a une personnalité et une vie hors du commun. Née en 1903, elle a passé son baccalauréat avant quinze ans, elle a soutenu une thèse sur les philosophies hindoues en 1926. Elle commence à

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Jews and Christians in Vichy France

New and Renewed Perspectives

Michael Sutton

difficulty. It was in December 1941, through the intermediary of Brunschvicg, who had also found refuge in Provence’s historic capital, that Isaac met Blondel, the prominent Catholic who had been professor of philosophy at the Université d

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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

that originated in the courts of southern France (by the “middle of the thirteenth century, the troubadour philosophy had become practically institutionalized throughout the courts of Europe, and ‘fine love’ had become the basis for a glamorous and

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Outrageous Flirtation, Repressed Flirtation, and the Gallic Singularity

Alexis de Tocqueville's Comparative Views on Women and Marriage in France and the United States

Jean Elisabeth Pedersen

will stop there for fear of lapsing into considerations of high politics, philosophy, metaphysics, economics, and ethics from which I would be unable to extricate myself without putting you to sleep. In any case, I was saying that America is no better