H-France Reviews prior to 2001

Review Articles

Politics and Political Culture in France, 1737-1794.

Review article by Kenneth Margerison, Southwest Texas State University, September 1997.

John Rogister, Louis XV and the Parlement of Paris, 1737-1755. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xxv + 288 pp. Illustrations, appendixes, notes, and index. $64.95 US (cloth). ISBN 0-521 40395-2.
Julian Swann, Politics and the Parlement of Paris Under Louis XV, 1754-1774. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. v + 390 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $69.95 US (cloth). ISBN 0-521 47349-7; $29.95.
John Hardman, French Politics, 1774-1789: From the Accession of Louis XVI to the Fall of the Bastille. Harlow: Longman, 1995. x + 283 pp. Appendixes, glossary, notes, bibliography, and index. $29.58 US (paper). ISBN 0-582-23649 5.
William S. Cormack, Revolution and Political Conflict in the French Navy, 1789-1794. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xiii + 343 pp. Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, and index. $59.95 US (cloth). ISBN 0-521-47209-1.

Three Centuries of French Painting

Review article by Neil McWilliam, University of East Anglia, October 1998.

Antoine de Baecque, The Body Politic: Corporeal Metaphor in Revolutionary France, 1770-1800. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997. xvi + 363 pp. 17 b. + w. ills. Notes and index. $55.00 US (cl); ISBN 0-8047-2915-1. $18.95 US (pb); ISBN 0-0847-2817-8 (pb).
Paul Duro, The Academy and the Limits of Painting in Seventeenth-Century France. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xii + 300 pp. 80 b. + w. ills. Notes, bibliography, and index. $80.00 US (cl). ISBN 0-521-49501-6.
Beth S. Wright, Painting and History during the French Restoration: Abandoned by the Past. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xi + 269 pp. 60 b. + w., 8 col. ills. Notes, bibliography, and index. $70.00 (cl). ISBN 0-521-57203-7.

Reactions Against Church & State in 17th Century France

Review article by Nicholas Rowe , May 1998.

William Beik, Urban Protest in Seventeenth-century France: The Culture of Retribution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xiii + 283 pp. Illustrations, tables, appendix, bibliography, and index. $59.95 US (cl); ISBN 0-521-57308-4. $19.95 US (pb); ISBN 0-521-57585-0.
Henry Phillips, Church and Culture in Seventeenth-century France. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. ix + 334 pp. Bibliography and index. $59.95 US (cl). ISBN 0-521-57023-9.

Core and Periphery

Review article by Jay Winter, Pembroke College, Cambridge University, August 1998.

Michael Adcock, Emily Chester, and Jeremy Whiteman (eds.), Revolution, Society and the Politics of Memory: the Proceedings of the Tenth George Rude Seminar in French History and Civilisation, Melbourne, 1996. Melbourne: University of Melbourne, 1996. 325 pp. Illustrations, tables, graphs, and notes. A$24.95. ISBN 0 7325 1260 3.
Pierre Nora (ed.), "Realms of Memory: The Construction of the French Past", vol. II, Traditions. Trans. by Arthur Goldhammer. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. xii + 591 pp. Illustrations, notes, and indexes. $37.50 US. ISBN 0 231 10634 3.

Keeping up with the Brits: New Work on French National Identity and Foreign Policy during the Later Eighteenth Century.

Review article by Thomas E. Kaiser, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, April 2000.

Edmond Dziembowski, Un nouveau patriotisme français, 1750-1770: la France face à la puissance anglaise à l’époque de la guerre de Sept Ans. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, vol. 365. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1998. vii + 566 pp. Annexes, bibliography and index. £75 (cloth). ISBN 0-7294-0623-7.

John Hardman and Munro Price (eds.), Louis XVI and the comte de Vergennes: Correspondence, 1774-1787. Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, vol. 364. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1998. xvii + 403 pp. Bibliography and index. £65 (cloth). ISBN 0-7294-0572-9.

Reviews

P. M. H. Bell. France and Britain 1900-1940: Entente & Estrangement. London: Longmans, 1996. viii + 275 pp. Notes, bibliographical essay, and index. $ 31.75 US (pb). ISBN 0-582-22953-7.

Review by Talbot Imlay, Yale University, April 1997.

T. C. W. Blanning, The French Revolutionary Wars: 1787-1802. London: Arnold, 1996. xi + 286 pp. Maps, notes, annotated bibliography, and index. $19.95 US (pb). ISBN 0-340-56911-5.

Review by Ronald Schechter, The College of William and Mary, April 1998.

Joel Blatt (ed.), The French Defeat of 1940: Reassessments. Providence, RI: Berghahn Books, 1998. 370 pp. Illustrations and notes. $55.00 US. ISBN 1-57181-109-5.

Review by Sally Marks, Providence, Rhode Island, September 1998.

Malcolm Bowie, Proust among the Stars. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. xix + 348 pp. Notes and index. $28.50 US (cl). ISBN 0-231-11490-7.

Review by David L. Schalk, Vassar College, April 2000.

Wayne Te Brake, Shaping History: Ordinary People in European Politics, 1500-1700. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. Illustrations, references, and index. xiii +221 pp. $15.95 US (pb). ISBN 0-520-21318-1.

Review by Albert Jordan, Concordia University, Montreal, for H-France, March 2000.

Robin Briggs, Witches and Neighbors: the Social and Cultural Context of European Witchcraft. New York: Viking Penguin, 1996. xviii + 457 pp. Maps, bibliography, and index. $32.50 US. ISBN 0-670-83589-7.

Review by Charlotte C. Wells, University of Northern Iowa, February 1998.

Michael Broers. Europe under Napoleon 1799-1815. New York: Arnold, 1996. xii + 291 pp. Maps, bibliography, and index. $19.95 US (pb). ISBN 0 340 66265 4.

Review by Ronald Schechter, The College of William and Mary, August 1997.

Eric Cahm. The Dreyfus Affair in French Society and Politics. London: Longman, 1996. xvi + 211 pp. Chronology, bibliography, and index. $ 50.95 US cloth. ISBN 0-582-27679-9; $15.95 US paper. ISBN 0-582-27678-0.

Review by Judith F. Stone, Western Michigan University, February 1997.

Daniel Carpi. Between Mussolini and Hitler: The Jews and the Italian authorities in France and Tunisia. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England for Brandeis University Press (the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry series #17), 1994. ix + 342pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $49.95 US (cl.). ISBN 0-87451-662-5.

Review by Guillaume de Syon, Albright College, July 1997.

Leo Charney and Vanessa R. Schwartz (eds.). Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life. Berkeley & London: University of California Press, 1995. vii + 409 pp. Plates (monochrome), notes, bibliographical references, and index. $50.00 US (cl.), ISBN 0-520-20111-6. $19.95 US (pb.), ISBN 0-520-20112-4.

Review by Philip Dine, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, June 1997.

Paul M. Cohen, Freedom's Moment: An Essay on the French Idea of Liberty from Rousseau to Foucault. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1997. x + 229 pp. Notes, works cited, and index. $39.95 (cl). ISBN 0-226-11285-3.

Review by James A. Winders, Appalachian State University, July 1998.
Response by Paul M. Cohen

Alice L. Conklin, A Mission to Civilize: The Republican Idea of Empire in France and West Africa, 1895-1930. Stanford: California. Stanford University Press, 1998. x + 367 pp. Maps, notes, bibliography, and index. $55.00 US. ISBN: 0-8047-2999-9.

Review by David R. Watson, London, England, for H-France, May 2000.

Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac, La France libre: de l'appel du 18 juin a la liberation. Paris: Gallimard, 1996. 969 pp. Notes, bibliography & index. 198FF. ISBN 2-07-073032-8.

Review by Kim Munholland, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, March 1998.

Derek Croxton, Peacemaking in Early Modern Europe: Cardinal Mazarin and the Congress of Westphalia, 1643-1648. Selinsgrove [N.J.]: Susquehanna University Press , 1999. 397 pp. $52.50 US (cl). Notes, bibliography, and index. ISBN 1-57591-017-9.

Review by Michael J. Levin, University of Akron, June 2000.

Geoffrey Ellis. Napoleon. London & New York: Longman, 1997. viii + 290pp. Maps, chronology, bibliographical essay, and index. $21.00 US (pb). ISBN 0 582 02548 6.

Review by Martyn Lyons, School of History & European Studies Program, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, August 1997.

Chiarella Esposito. America's Feeble Weapon: Funding the Marshall Plan in France and Italy, 1948-1950. Westport, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press, 1994. xxxii + 264 pp. Tables, notes, bibliography, and index. $55.00 US (cloth). ISBN 0-313-29340-6.

Review by Jeffrey G. Giauque, Ohio State University, April 1997.

Sarah Farmer, Martyred Village: Commemorating the 1944 Massacre at Oradour-sur-Glane. Berkeley: University of California Press. xvii + 300 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $24.95 US (cl). ISBN 0-520-21186-3.

Review by Jay Winter, Pembroke College, Cambridge, March 2000.

Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson, Paris as Revolution: Writing the 19thCentury City. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. xiv + 261pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $17.95 US (pb.). ISBN: 0-520-20887-0.
William B. Cohen, Urban Government and the Rise of the French City: Five Municipalities in the Nineteenth Century. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. xiv + 338pp. Illustrations, tables, notes, index. $49.95 US (cl.). ISBN: 0-312-17695-3.

Review essay by Scott Haine, Holy Names College, Oakland California, February 2000.

Alvin Finkel and Clement Leibovitz, The Chamberlain-Hitler Collusion. Rendlesham, UK & Halifax, N.S.: Merlin Press/James Lorimer & Company, 1997. 326 pp. Notes, appendix, & index. $ 19.95 (Cdn). ISBN 1-55028-578-5.

Review by William D. Irvine, York University, September 1998.
Response by Alvin Finkel and Clement Leibovitz.
Reply by William D. Irvine, York University.

Dominique D. Fisher and Lawrence R. Schehr (eds.), Articulations of Difference: Gender Studies and Writing in French. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997. 271 pp. Works cited and index. $55.00 US (cl). ISBN 0-8047-2974-3.

Review by Carolyn A. Durham, College of Wooster, July 1998.

James B. Given, Inquisition and Medieval Society: Power, Discipline, and Resistance in Languedoc. New York and London: Cornell University Press, 1997. xiii + 255 pp. Tables, plates, bibliography, and index. $37.50 US (cl). ISBN 0-8014-3358-4.

Review by Kathryn A. Edwards, University of Southern Mississippi, December 1998.

Dominique Godineau, The Women of Paris and Their French Revolution. Trans. Katherine Streip. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1998. xxii + 415 pp. Tables, notes, index. $24.95 US (pb). ISBN 0-520-06-7193.

Review by Laura Mason, University of Georgia, November 1998.

Henri Gregoire. On the Cultural Achievements of Negroes. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996. xlvii + 141 pp. $13.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55849-032-1.

Review by Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, Stanford University

W. Scott Haine. The World of the Paris Cafe: Sociability Among the French Working Class, 1789-1914. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996. xix + 325 pp. Tables, illustrations, appendix, bibliographic essay, notes, and index. $39.95 US (cloth). ISBN 0-8018-5104-1.

Review by Robert W. Brown, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, January 1997.

Norman Hampson, The Perfidy of Albion: French Perceptions of England during the French Revolution. London: Macmillan & New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. xiii + 181 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $59.95 US (cl). ISBN 0-333-73148-4.

Review by Thomas E. Kaiser, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, March 1999.

Bob Harris, Politics and the Rise of the Press: Britain and France, 1620-1800. London and New York: Routledge, 1996. Bibliography and index. ix + 133 pp. $12.95 US. ISBN 0-415-12273-2.

Review by Jeremy D. Popkin, University of Kentucky, April 1998.

John Hellman, The Knight-Monks of Vichy France: Uriage, 1940-1945. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997 (2nd ed.). xxii + 364 pp. Illustrations, notes, and index. $19.95 (US). ISBN 0-7735-1690-5.

Review by Robert Zaretsky, University of Houston, May 1998.

David G. Herrmann. The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War. Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1996. xiii + 307 pp. Maps, tables, notes, bibliography, & index. $39.50 US (cl). ISBN 0-691-03374-9.

Review by John F.V. Keiger, University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom, February 1997.

Philip T. Hoffman. Growth in a Traditional Society: The French Countryside, 1450-1820. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. xvi + 361 pp. Appendices, notes, sources, bibliography, and index. $39.50 US (cloth). ISBN 0-691-02983-0.

Review by Jonathan J. Liebowitz, University of Massachusetts Lowell, May 1997.

Denis Hollier, Absent Without Leave. French Literature under the Threat of War. Trans. Catherine Porter [first published as Les Depossedes (Bataille, Caillois, Leiris, Malraux, Sartre). Paris: Les Editions de Minuit, 1993.]. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997. 239 pp. Notes and index. $27.95 US (cl). ISBN 0-674-21271-1.

Review by David L. Schalk, Vassar College, October 1998.

Robert Elliot Kaplan. Forgotten Crisis: The Fin-de- Siècle Crisis of Democracy in France. Oxford and Washington: Berg Publishers, 1995. xii + 211 pp. Illustrations, footnotes, bibliography, and index. $ 45.95 US. ISBN 1-85973-032-9.

Review by Steven Zdatny, West Virginia University, March 1997.

H. R. Kedward and Nancy Wood (eds.), The Liberation of France: Image and Event. Oxford & Washington, D. C.: Berg Publishers, 1995. xvi + 369 pp. Illustrations, notes, and index. $22.95 US (pb). ISBN 1 85973 087 6.

Review by Esther Delisle, Montreal, Quebec, December 1998.

J. F. V. Keiger. Raymond Poincaré. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. x + 413 pp. Notes, select bibliography, and index. $64.95 US (cloth). ISBN 0 521 57387 4.

Review by Peter Fitzgerald, Carleton University, June 1997.

Robert J. Knecht, Catherine de' Medici. London & New York: Longman, 1998. xiv + 340 pp. Bibliography, appendices, maps, genealogical tables, and index. $18.95 US (pb). ISBN 0-582-082412.

Review by Anja V. Hartmann, Institut fuer Europaeische Geschichte, Mainz, Germany, February 1999.

Lloyd Kramer. Lafayette in Two Worlds: Public Cultures and Personal Identities in an Age of Revolutions. University of North Carolina Press, 1996. xii + 354 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $39.95 US (cl). ISBN 0-8078-2258-2

Review by John Dunne, University of Greenwich, London, October 1997.

John Lynn, Giant of the Grand Siecle: The French Army, 1610-1715. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xx + 651 pp. Tables, appendix, notes, bibliography, and index. $64.95 US (cl). ISBN 0-521-5773-8.

Review by Paul Sonnino, University of California at Santa Barbara, April 1998.

Douglas Peter Mackaman, Leisure Settings: Bourgeois Culture, Medicine, and the Spa in Modern France. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998. xi + 219 pp. Notes and index. ISBN 0-226-50075-6.

Review by Christopher E. Forth, Australian National University, October 1999.

Neil MacMaster, Colonial Migrants and Racism: Algerians in France, 1900-62. London & New York: MacMillan Press Ltd/St. Martins Press, 1997. vii + 307 pp. Maps, tables, figures, bibliography and index. $65.00 US (cl). ISBN 0-312-16501-3.

Review by Patricia M. E. Lorcin, Florida International University, May 1998.

Kenneth Margerison, Pamphlets and Public Opinion: The Campaign for a Union of Orders in the Early French Revolution. West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 1998. xiii + 258 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. $36.95 US (cl). ISBN 1-55753-109-9.

Review by Barry Shapiro, Allegheny College, June 1999.

Marc Martin, Medias et journalistes de la Republique. Paris: Editions Odile Jacob, 1997. Pp. 494. Notes and index. 180FF. ISBN 2-7381-0490-8.

Review by Jeremy D. Popkin, University of Kentucky, for H-France, May 1998.

Sara E. Melzer & Kathryn Norberg (eds.), From the Royal to the Republican Body: Incorporating the Political in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century France. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. vii + 267 pp. Illustrations, index. $18.00 US (pb). ISBN# 0-520-20806-4.

Review by Jay M. Smith, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 1999.

Jennifer Mori, William Pitt and the French Revolution, 1785-1795. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. xi + 305 pp. Notes, primary source bibliography, and index. $55.00 US (cl). ISBN 0-312-17308-3.

Review by William S. Cormack, University of Guelph, October 1998.

Pierre Nora, Realms of Memory: the Construction of the French Past, vol. III, The Symbols. English language edition edited by Laurence D. Kritzman. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. New York and Chichester, West Sussex: Columbia University Press, 1998. ix + 751 pp. Illustrations, notes, and index. $37.50 US (cl). ISBN 0-231-10926-1.

Review by James A. Leith, Queen's University (Canada), April 1999.

Kevin Passmore, From Liberalism to Fascism: The Right in a French Province, 1928-1939. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xvii + 333 pp. Maps, tables, footnotes, bibliography and index, $59.95 US (cl). ISBN 0-521-58018-8.

Review by William D. Irvine, York University, October 1998.

Douglas Porch. The French Secret Services: From the Dreyfus Affair to the Gulf War. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1995. xiv + 623 pp. Appendix, notes, bibliography, and index. $32.50 US (cl.). ISBN 0-374-15853-3.

Review by John F. V. Keiger, Salford University, United Kingdom, March 1997.

David Potter (ed. & trans.), The French Wars of Religion: Selected Documents. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. xxiv + 274 pp. Tables, maps, notes, suggested further reading, and index. $45.00 US (cl). ISBN 312-17545-0.

Review by Henry Heller, University of Manitoba, February 1999.

Walter E. Rex, Diderot's Counterpoints: The Dynamics of Contrariety in his Major Works. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 1998. xvi + 318. Illustrations, notes, and index. £355 UK; 550FF. ISBN 0 7294 0620 2.

Review by Richard Lebrun, University of Manitoba, May 1999

Adrian Rifkin. Street Noises: Parisian Pleasure 1900-40. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995 (originally published in 1993). 272 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, & index. $22.50 US (paper). ISBN 0-7190-3835-9.

Review by Michael Miller, Syracuse University January 1997.

Nancy Lyman Roelker. One King, One Faith: The Parlement of Paris and the Religious Reformations of the Sixteenth Century. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. xi, 543 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $65.00 US. ISBN 0-520-08626-0.

Review by James R. Farr, Purdue University, June 1997.

Jacques Roger, The Life Sciences in Eighteenth-Century French Thought. Edited by Keith R. Benson. Translated by Robert Ellrich. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997. xliv + 760. Notes, bibliography, and index. $75.00 US (cl). ISBN 0-8047-2578-0.

Review by Richard Lebrun, University of Manitoba, November 1998.

Vernon A. Rosario, The Erotic Imagination: French Histories of Perversity. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. x + 243 pp. $35.00 (cl). Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. ISBN: 0195104838.

Review by Christopher E. Forth, Australian National University, March 2000.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Julie, or the New Heloise: Letters of Two Lovers Who Live in a Small Town at the Foot of the Alps. Translated and annotated by Philip Stewart and Jean Vache. The Collected Writings of Rousseau, volume 6. Hanover and London: University Press of New England, 1997. xxi + 728 pp. Notes, appendices, illustrations, bibliography, and index. $25.00 US (pb). ISBN 0-87451-824-5.

Review by Richard A. Lebrun, University of Manitoba, August 1998.

Sylvia Schafer, Children in Moral Danger and the Problem of Government in Third Republic France. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. 232 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $49.50 US (cl). ISBN 0-691-01612-7.

Review by Gail Braybon, Independent historian, Brighton, England, April 1999.

Vanessa Schwartz, Spectacular Realities: Early Mass Culture in fin-de-siecle Paris. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. xiii + 230 pp. Illustrations, notes, indexes. $35.00 US (cl). ISBN 0-520-20959-1.

Review by Robin Walz, University of Alaska Southeast, April 1999.

Gilbert Shapiro and John Markoff, Revolutionary Demands: A Content Analysis of the Cahiers de Doleances of 1789. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998. xxvii + 684pp. Appendices, bibliography, and index. $75 US (cl). ISBN 0804726698.

Review by Kenneth Margerison, Southwest Texas State University, May 1999.

Martin Shipway. The Road to War: France and Vietnam, 1944-1947. Providence, R.I. & Oxford: Berghahn Books, 1996. xiii + 309 pp. Map, appendices, notes, bibliography, and index. $59.95 US. ISBN 1-57181-894-4.

Review by Irwin Wall, University of California, Riverside, July 1997.

Martin S. Staum, Minerva's Message: Stabilizing the French Revolution. McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996. xii + 342 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $44.95 US (cl). ISBN 0-7735-1442-2.

Review by Richard Lebrun, University of Manitoba, for H-France, December 1998.

David Stevenson. Armaments and the Coming of War: Europe, 1904-1914. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996. Figures, tables, notes, bibliography, and index. $89.00 US (cl). ISBN 0-19-820208-3.

Review by Peter Jackson, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, March 1998.

Judith F. Stone. Sons of the Revolution: Radical Democrats in France. 1862 - 1914. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1996. xii + 434 pp. Illustrations, footnotes, bibliography, and index. $55.00 US. ISBN 0-8071-2020-0.

Review by Michael Hanagan, New School for Social Research, May 1997.

Daniele Thomas. Henri IV: images d'un roi entre realité et mythe. Foreword by Christian Desplat. Pau: Heracles, 1996. 578 pp. Tables, graphs, appendices, 170 illustrations, and index. 225 FF (paper). ISBN 2- 909156-17-6.

Review by Mack P. Holt, George Mason University, February 1997.

Martin Thomas. Britain, France and Appeasement: Anglo-French Relations in the Popular Front Era. Oxford: Berg, 1996. x + 268 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $17.50 US (pb). ISBN 1-85973-192-9.

Review by William D. Irvine, York University, September 1997.

John Lawrence Tone. The Fatal Knot: The Guerrilla War in Navarre. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina: Chapel Hill, 1994. viii + 239 pp. Map, notes, bibliography, and index. $34.95 US. ISBN 0-8078-2169-1.

Review by Charles H. MacKay, Morehead State University, May 1997.

Alexis de Tocqueville. Oeuvres complètes, tome X, Correspondance et écrits locaux. Paris: Gallimard, 1995. Edités et établis par Lise Queffelec-Dumasy; préface d'Andre-Jean Tudesq. 759 pp. Tables, notes, and index. 320 FF (paper). ISBN 2-07-073960-0.

Review by Sharon B. Watkins, Western Illinois University, May 1997.

Tzvetan Todorov. A French Tragedy: Scenes of Civil War, Summer 1944. Translated by Mary Byrd Kelly, edited and annotated by Richard J. Golsan. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1996. Notes and bibliography. vii + 138 pp. $19.95 US. ISBN 0-87451-747-8.

Review by Robert D. Zaretsky, Honors College, University of Houston, July 1997.

Geoffrey Treasure. Mazarin: The Crisis of Absolutism in France. London and New York: Routledge, 1995. xv + 413 pp. Genealogical tables, maps, notes, bibliographic note, select bibliography, and index. $39.95 US (cl.). ISBN 0-415-01457-3.

Review by Michael P. Breen, Brown University, for H-France, June 1997.

Dale K. Van Kley. The Religious Origins of the French Revolution: From Calvin to the Civil Constitution, 1560-1791. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1996. ix + 390 pp. Notes and index. $35.00 US (cloth). ISBN 0-300-06478-0.

Review by James Livesey, Trinity College Dublin, August 1997.

Richard Vinen. Bourgeois Politics in France, 1945-1951. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xiv + 300 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $59.95 US. ISBN 0521 47451 5.

Review by James Chastain, Ohio University, March 1997, .

Rosemary Wakeman, Modernizing the Provincial City: Toulouse, 1945-1975. Cambridge Mass. & London: Harvard University Press, 1997. xii + 323 pp. Illustrations, notes, and index. $45.00 US ( cl.). ISBN 0-674-58072-9.

Review by W. Scott Haine, Holy Names College, Oakland, California, November 1999.

John Albert White. Transition to Global Rivalry: Alliance Diplomacy and the Quadruple Entente, 1895-1907. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xxiii + 299 pp. Illustrations, maps, appendices, bibliography, and index. $59.95 US (cl). ISBN 0-521-47445-0.

Review by Keith Neilson, Royal Military College of Canada, April 1997.

Michel Winock. Nationalism, Anti-Semitism, and Fascism in France. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1998. Translated by Jane Marie Todd. 351 pp. Tables, appendices, endnotes, and index. $55.00 US (cl). ISBN 0-8047-3286-8.

Review by Robert J. Soucy, Oberlin College, December 1999.

Jay Winter and Jean-Louis Robert (eds.), Capital Cities at War: London, Paris, Berlin, 1914-1919. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xvii + 622 pp. Tables, appendices, bibliography, and index. $90.00 US (cl). ISBN 0 521 57171 5.

Review by Alan Sharp, Magee College, University of Ulster, May 1998.

Abby E. Zanger, Scenes From the Marriage of Louis XIV: Nuptial Fictions and the Making of Absolutist Power. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997. xv + 244 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. $45.00 US (cloth). ISBN 0-8047-2977-8.

Review by Jeffrey S. Ravel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, November 1998.

Robert Zaretsky. Nîmes at War: Religion, Politics, and Public Opinion in the Gard, 1938-1944. University Park, Penna.: Penn State University Press, 1995. xi + 276 pp. Footnotes, bibliography, and index. $18.95 US (pb). ISBN 0-271-01327-3.

Review by R. Wesley White, University of South Carolina, August 1997.