H-France Reviews: Volume 12 (2012)

 

January Reviews

Laurence Giavarini, La Distance Pastorale, Paris :Vrin/EHESS, 2010. 365 pp. Bibliographie, index nominum, table de matières. 35.00 €. ISBN/VRIN: 978-2-7116-2300-6. ISBN/EHESS: 978-2-7132-2275-7

Review Review by Marta Teixeira Anacleto, Université de Coimbra, Portugal.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 1

Jane McLeod, Licensing Loyalty: Printers, Patrons and the State in Early Modern France, University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011. vi +302 pp. Tables, figures, notes, bibliogrpahy and index. $74.95 U.S. (cl.). ISBN 978-0-271-03768-4

Review Review by Harvey Chisick, University of Haifa.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 2

Vincent Debaene, L’Adieu au voyage. L’ethnologie française entre science et littérature, Paris : Gallimard, Bibliothèque des sciences humaines, 2010. 521 pp. Notes; bibliographie. 25€ (pb). ISBN 978-2-07-078111-9

Review Review by Arnauld Chandivert, CERCE, université Paul-Valéry – Montpellier III.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 3

Sokhieng Au, Mixed Medicines: Health and Culture in French Colonial Cambodia, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. ix + 263pp. Tables, illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $95.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 13- 978-0226-03163-7; $35.00 U.S.(pb). 13-78-0-226-03164-4 21

Review Review by David Chandler, Monash University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 4

Scott Gunther, The Elastic Closet: A History of Homosexuality in France, 1942-present, New York and Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. vii + 166 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $75.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0230221055

Review Review by Tamara Chaplin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 5

Christine Haynes, Lost Illusions: The Politics of Publishing in Nineteenth-Century France , Cambridge, Mass., London: Harvard University Press, 2010. xvi + 328 pp. ISBN 978-0-674-03576-8

Review Review by Pieter François, Oxford University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 6

Tim Palmer, Brutal Intimacy: Analyzing Contemporary French Cinema., Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 2011. 304 pp. Tables, figures, notes, bibliography and index. $28.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-8195-6827-4

Review Review by Andrew Asibong, Birkbeck, University of London.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 7

Mark Ingram, Rites of the Republic: Citizens’ Theatre and the Politics of Culture in Southern France, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011. vi + 238 pp. Maps, production photographs, bibliography and index. $29.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-4426-0176-5

Review Review by Judith G. Miller, New York University.
H-France Review
Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 8
Response
by Mark Ingram, Goucher College.

Edward Berenson, Vincent Duclert and Christophe Prochasson, eds., The French Republic: History, Values, Debates, Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2011. vii + 378 pp. References and lists of contributors. $65 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978 -0-8014-4901-7

Review Review by Julian Wright, Durham University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 9

Françoise Meltzer, Seeing Double: Baudelaire’s Modernity, Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 264 pp. Notes, index, table of contents. $45.00 (cloth), $7 to $36 (e-book). ISBN 978-0-226-51988-3

Review Review by Laurence M. Porter, Michigan State University emeritus.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 10

Lucy Mazdon and Catherine Wheatley, eds, Je t’aime…moi non plus: Franco-British Cinematic Relations, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010. 300 pp. Images, and index. $95.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-84545-749-5

Review Review by Timothy Scheie, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 11

Sarah Wilson, The Visual World of French Theory: Figurations, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010. 272 pp. + 127 illustrations. $50.67 U.S. (hb). ISBN-10:0300162812

Review Tom Conley, Harvard University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 12

Todd Shepard, The Invention of Decolonization: The Algerian War and the Remaking of France., Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006. 288 pp. $56.60 U.S. (cl). ISBN-10: 0801443601

Review Martin Evans, University of Portsmouth.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 13

Robyn Roslak, Neo-Impressionism and Anarchism in Fin-de-Siècle France, Aldershot, England and Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing, 2007. vii-xiii + 217 pp. Illustrations, notes, biography, and index. $ 112.00 U.S., 58 £. (cl). ISBN 978- 0-7546-5711-8

Review Mark Antliff, Duke University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 14

Joshua Schreier, Arabs of the Jewish Faith: The Civilizing Mission in Colonial Algeria, New Brunswick and London: Rutgers University Press, 2010. xiii + 233 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, and index. $49.95 U.S. (cl) ISBN 978- 0-8135-4794-7

Review Ethan Katz, University of Cincinnati.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 15

Gill Rye, Narratives of Mothering: Women’s Writing in Contemporary France, Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2009. 221 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $52.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-87413-040-9

Review Janet L. Beizer, Harvard University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 16

E. Bruce Hayes, Rabelais’s Radical Farce: Late Medieval Comic Theater and its Function in Rabelais, Surrey, England and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Press, 2010. Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, 2007. viii + 188 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $99.95 U.S. (cl.). ISBN 978-0-7546-6518-2

Review Jody Enders, University of California, Santa Barbara.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (January 2012), No. 17

February Reviews

 

David H. Walker, Consumer Chronicles: Cultures of Consumption in Modern French Literature, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011. vii + 328 pp. Bibliography and index. $95.00 US (cl). ISBN: 9781846314872

Review Cheryl Leah Krueger, University of Virginia.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 18

Evelyne Diebolt and Nicole Fouché, Devenir infirmière en France, une histoire Atlantique? (1854-1938), Paris : Publibook, 2011. 337 pp. $85.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN-10: 2748363280

Review Yolande Cohen, Histoire, UQAM.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 19

Harry W. Paul, Henri de Rothschild, 1872-1947: Medicine and Theater, Farnham: Ashgate, 2011. 322 pp. £70 hb. ISBN 978-1-4094-0515-3

Review Lisa O’Sullivan, University of Sydney.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 20

Jacqueline Lalouette, Xavier Boniface, Jean-François Chanet, Imelda Elliott, eds., Les religions à l’école: Europe et Amérique du Nord XIXe-XXIe siècles, Paris: Letouzet et Ané, 2011. 346 pp. Tables, notes, bibliography, and index. 36,90 € (pb). ISBN 978 2- 7063-1277-0

Review Caroline Ford, University of California, Los Angeles.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 21

John Cerullo, Minotaur: French Military Justice and the Aernoult -Rousset Affair, De Kalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2011. xi + 298 pp. Appendices, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $40.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0- 87580-433-0

Review Elizabeth Propes, Tennessee Technological University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 22

Jordan Stump, The Other Book: Bewilderments of Fiction, Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press. 273 pp. $30.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0- 8032-3430-7

Review David Bellos, Princeton University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 23

Charles Menzies, Red Flags and Lace Coiffes: Identity and Survival in a Breton Village, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011. xiv + 155 pp. Figures, tables, notes, bibliography and index. $24.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-4426-0512-1

Review by Patrick Young, University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 24

Philippe Poirrier, ed., Politiques et pratiques de la culture, Paris : La Documentation française, 2011. 303 pp. 23?. (pb). ISBN 978-2-11-008145-2

Review by Laurent Martin.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 25

Carole Christen et François Vatin, ed., Charles Dupin (1784-1873), Ingénieur, savant, économiste, pédagogue et parlementaire du Premier au Second Empire, préface de Robert Fox, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2009. 20?. (pb). ISBN 978-2-7535-0831-6

Review by Judith DeGroat, St. Lawrence University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 26

Alison McQueen, Empress Eugénie and the Arts: Politics and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century, Surry, England and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing, 2011. xx + 348 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography and index. $124.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-4094-0585-6

Review by Caterina Y. Pierre, CUNY-Kingsborough Community College.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 27

Michael S. Neiberg, Dance of the Furies: Europe and the Outbreak of World War I, Cambridge, Mass. and London: Harvard University Press, 2011. 292 pp. Notes. $29.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-674-04954-3.

Review by Martha Hanna, University of Colorado.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 28

Sandra Reineke, Beauvoir and Her Sisters: The Politics of Women's Bodies in France, Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. xxii + 76 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $45.00 (cl). ISBN 9780252036194

Review by Jennifer S. Duncan, Bridgewater College.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2012), No. 29

Thomas E. Kaiser and Dale K. Van Kley, eds., From Deficit to Deluge: The Origins of the French Revolution,Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011. xi + 345 pp. Notes and index. $65.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-80-4772808; $25.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-80-4772815. $25.95 (e-bk). ISBN 978-0-80-4777193

Review by David A. Bell, Princeton University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2013), No. 30
Response by Thomas Kaiser, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Dale K. Van Kley, Ohio State University.

Mary Ashburn Miller, A Natural History of Revolution: Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789-1794,Ithaca, N.Y. and London: Cornell University Press, 2011. xv + 231 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $45.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8014-4942-0

Review by Peter McPhee, University of Melbourne.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2013), No. 31

Jean-Pascal Gay, Morales en conflit. Théologie et polémique au Grand Siècle (1640-1700), Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 2011. 984 pp. Maps, figures, appendices, and index. 45.00€ (pbk). ISBN 978-2-204-09150-3

Review by Michael Wolfe, St. John’s University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2013), No. 32

Cédric Michon, ed., Les conseillers de François I, Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2011, pp. 668 + illustrations. 26€ (pbk). ISBN : 978-2 -7535-1313-6

Review by Orest Ranum, The Johns Hopkins University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (February 2013), No. 33

 

March Reviews

Angelica Goodden, Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. viii + 332 pp. Introduction, bibliography, and index. £45.00. ISBN 978-0-19-923809 -5

Review by Karyna Szmurlo, Clemson University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 34

Erin Garcia, Man Ray in Paris,Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011. 128 pp. $24.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN-10: 1-606-0606-00

Review by Kenneth Wayne, The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 35

Adam Watt, The Cambridge Introduction to Marcel Proust, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011. ix + 141 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $62.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-521-51643-3; $19.99 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-521-73432-5

Review by Hervé G. Picherit, University of Wyoming.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 36

Nathalie Ferrand, Traduire et illustrer le roman au XVIIIe siècle, Oxford, Voltaire Foundation, SVEC 2011. x + 386 pp., 173 ill., £70/€85/$120 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-7294-1012-0

Review by Isabelle Brouard Arends, Université Rennes 2.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 37

Arianne Baggerman and Rudolf Dekker, Child of the Enlightenment: Revolutionary Europe Reflected in a Boyhood Diary. Transl. by Diane Webb, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2009. xii + 553 pp. Notes, illustrations, index. $158 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-90-04-17269-2.

Review by John Cornell, Butler University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 38

Michael F. O’Riley, Cinema in an Age of Terror: North Africa, Victimization, and Colonial History, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2010. 198 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $45.00 (hb). ISBN 978-0-8032-2809-2.

Review by Philip Dine, National University of Ireland, Galway.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 39

Keith Reader, The Place de la Bastille. The Story of a Quartier, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011. viii+184pp. Maps, note, bibliography and index. 25 GBP. (hb). ISBN 978-1-84631-665-4 cased.

Review by Anna-Louise Milne, University of London Institute in Paris.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 40

Kathleen A. Mulhern, Beyond the Contingent. Epistemological Authority, a Pascalian Revival, and the Religious Imagination in Third Republic France. With a Foreword by Martha Hanna, Eugene, Or.: Pickwick Publications, 2011. xvii + 212 pp. Bibliography and index. $25.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN-13: 978-1-60899-370-3.

Review by Stephen Schloesser, Loyola University Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 41

Matt Perry, Memory of War in France, 1914-45. César Fauxbras, the Voice of the Lowly, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2011. xi + 259 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. £60.00 (hbk). ISBN 978 0 230 59441 8.

Review by Angela Kershaw, University of Birmingham.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 42

David Stasavage, States of Credit. Size, Power, and the Development of European Politics, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2011. 192pp. $39.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-691-14057-5

Review by Joel Felix, University of Reading.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 43

L. J. Sackville, Heresy and Heretics in the Thirteenth Century: The Textual Representations, Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2011. 192pp. $39.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-691-14057-5

Review by R. I. Moore, Newcastle University (retired).
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 44

Hubert Bonin, Bernard Lachaise, and Christophe-Luc Robin, eds., Robert Boulin. Itinéraires d’un gaulliste (Libourne, Paris), Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang, 2011. 424 pp. Biographical notices and index. $65.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-90-5201-736-5

Review by Andrew Shennan, Wellesley College.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 45

Eric Drott, Music and The Elusive Revolution: Cultural Politics and Political Culture in France, 1968-1981, Berkeley and London: University of California Press, 2011. xiii + 347 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. $70.00 (cl). ISBN 978-0-520-26897-8; $29.95 U.S. (pb) ISBN 978-0-520-26897-5

Review by David Looseley, University of Leeds, UK.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 46

Helge Vidar Holm, Moeurs de province: Essai d’analyse bakhtinienne de Madame Bovary, Bern: Peter Lang, 2011. xvi + 256 pp. Figures and bibliography. $72.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-3-0343-0453-5

Review by Joseph Acquisto, University of Vermont.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (March 2012), No. 47

April Reviews

 

Adrian Armstrong and Sarah Kay, Knowing Poetry: Verse in Medieval France from the “Rose” to the “Rhétoriqueurs,” Ithaca, N.Y. and London: Cornell University Press, 2011. xii + 249 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $45.00 U.S./£29.50 (cl). ISBN 978-0-8014-4973-4.

Review by Douglas Kelly, University of Wisconsin at Madison.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (April 2012), No. 48

Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler, The Crimes of Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, & Detectives, Lincoln University of Nebraska Press, 2009. vi + 376 pp. $19.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN-13: 978-0803234321.

Review by Scott Haine, The University of Maryland University College.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (April 2012), No. 49

Jody Enders, ed, The Farce of the Fart and Other Ribaldries: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English. The Middle Ages Series, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. xv + 477 pp. Introduction, translations, commentary, notes, bibliography. $49.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 978-0-8122-4323-9.

Review by Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
H-France Review Vol. 12 (April 2012), No. 50

Matthew Shaw, Time and the French Revolution: the republican calendar, 1789-Year XIV, Royal Historical Society Studies in History, new series. Woodbridge and Rochester, NY: Boydell & Brewer, 2011. xiii + 189 pp. Appendices, bibliography, and index. £50.00 (cl). ISBN 978-0-86-193311-2.

Review by David Andress, University of Portsmouth.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (April 2012), No.51

Rachel Hammersley, French Revolutionaries and English Republicans: The Cordeliers Club, 1790-1794, Royal Historical Studies in History, New Series. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2011 (2005). pp. xiii + 192. $29.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN-10: 1843836467.

Review by Jeremy Popkin, University of Kentucky.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (April 2012), No. 52

Alexis de Tocqueville, The Ancien Régime and the French Revolution. ed. Jon Elster, tr. Arthur Goldhammer, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xxxii + 280 pp. $75.00 U. S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-521-88980-3; $19.99 U. S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-521-71891-2. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8014-4973-4.

Review by Paul A. Rahe, Hillsdale College
H-France Review Vol. 12 (April 2012), No. 53

Voltaire, Essai sur les mœurs et l’esprit des nations, vols. 22 of Œuvres complètes de Voltaire. Edited by Henri Duranton with the assistance of Janet Godden, Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2009. lii + 574 pp. Preface, illustrations, notes, chapter chronology, bibliography, and index. £24.24 (hb). ISBN 978-0-7294-0874-5.

Review by Saul Anton, The New School.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (April 2012), No. 54

Cathy McClive and Nicole Pellegrin, eds, Femmes en fleurs, femmes en corps. Sang, santé, sexualités, du Moyen Âge aux Lumières, Saint-Étienne: L’Université de Saint-Étienne, 2010. vi + 364 pp. Notes, bibliography, index, and figures. 23 € (pb). ISBN 978-2-86272-539-0.

Review by Katherine Crawford, Vanderbilt University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (April 2012), No. 55

Charles D. Stanton, Naval Operations in the Mediterranean.(Warfare in History Series), Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2011. xii + 323 pp. Appendices, maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. Michael Bennett, editor. $95.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-84383-624-7.

Review by Emily Sohmer Tai, Queensborough Community College, CUNY
H-France Review Vol. 12 (April 2012), No.56

Daniella Kostroun, Feminism, Absolutism, and Jansenism: Louis XIV and the Port-Royal Nuns, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xiii + 273 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $115.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 9781107000452.

Review by Linda Lierheimer, Hawaii Pacific University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (April 2012), No. 57

May Reviews

Lyndan Warner, The Ideas of Man and Woman in Renaissance France: Print, Rhetoric, and Law, Farnham, England and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2011. xiv + 263 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $119.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-4094-1246-5; ebook ISBN 978-1-4094-1247-2.

Review by Kendall B. Tarte, Wake Forest University
H-France Review Vol. 12 (May 2012), No. 58

Katharine Ann Jensen, Uneasy Possessions: The Mother-Daughter Dilemma in French Women’s Writings, 1671-1928, Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2011. 450 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $90.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-61149-038-1.

Review by Whitney Walton, Purdue University
H-France Review Vol. 12 (May 2012), No. 59
Response
by Katharine Jensen, Louisiana State University
H-France Review
Vol. 12 (May 2012), No. 60

 

Didier Boisson et Yves Krumenacker, eds, Justice et protestantisme, Lyon: Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes, 2011. Collection Chrétiens et Sociétés, Documents et Mémoires No. 14. 187 pp. 22€ (pb). ISBN 978-2-9537928-4-3.

Review by Diane C. Margolf, Colorado State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (May 2012), No.61

Jacqueline Letzter, L’épopée américaine de la famille Stier d’Anvers. Entre Deux Mondes, Brussels: Editions Racine, 2011. 232 pp. Preface, introduction, illustrations, bibliography, and index. €19.95 (pb). ISBN 978-2-87386-681-5.

Review by Janet Polasky, University of New Hampshire.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (May 2012), No. 62

Marva A. Barnett, Victor Hugo on Things That Matter : a reader, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2010. xxvi + 528 pp. Watercolors, drawings, notes, bibliography, and index. $ 50.00 (cl) ISBN 978-0-300-12245-9.

Review by Stéphanie Boulard, Georgia Institute of Technology.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (May 2012), No. 63

Vincent Crapanzano, The Harkis: The Wound That Never Heals, Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2011. xii + 240 pp. Notes, references, and index. $29.86 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0226118765.

Review by Sung Choi, University of California, Los Angeles.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (May 2012), No. 64

Robert Mullally, The Carole. A Study of a Medieval Dance, Farnham: Ashgate and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011. xvi + 148 pp. Plates, bibliography, and index. $99.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4094-1248-9.

Review by Constant J. Mews, Monash University, Australia.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (May 2012), No. 65

June Reviews

Yehuda Cohen, The French: Myths of Revolution, Brighton, UK and Portland, Ore: Sussex Academic Press, 2011. xviii + 212 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. £49.95/$74.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-84519-390-4.

Review by Jeff Horn, Manhattan College
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 66

Matériaux pour l’histoire religieuse du people français, XIXe-XXe siècles : Bourgogne, Franche-Comté et Lyonnais, Savoie et Dauphiné, Grand Midi et Algérie. Présentation et organisation assurées par une équipe composée de Bernard Delpal, Claude Prudhomme, Christian Sorrel, coordination de Bernard Hours, avec le renfort de Guillaume Fantino (cartographie), Christine Chadier et Stephane Nivet (notices, tableaux et graphiques), Lyon: Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes, 2011. 590 pp. 60 € (cl). ISBN 982-2-9537928-2-9.

Review by Joseph F. Byrnes, Oklahoma State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 67

John R. Cole, Between the Queen and the Cabby: Olympe de Gouges's Rights of Woman, Montreal, Quebec; Kingston, Ontario; London; and Ithaca, New York: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011. 311 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography and index. $95.00 U.S. and C.A. (cl). ISBN 978-0-7735-3886-3.

Review by Lindsay A. H. Parker, Trinity University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 68

Laurence Badel, Diplomatie et grands contrats. L’État français et les marchés extérieurs au XXe siècle, series Internationale, 80, Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, Publications de la Sorbonne, 2010. 512 pp. €40 (cl). ISBN 978-2-85944-656-7.

Review by Hubert Bonin, Sciences Po Bordeaux/GRETHA research centre.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 69

Meredith Martin, Dairy Queens. The Politics of Pastoral Architecture from Catherine de’ Medici to Marie-Antoinette, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. 336 pp. $45.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN-10: 0674048997.

Review by Patricia Zalamea Fajardo, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 70

Michel Pastoureau, The Bear: History of a Fallen King, Cambridge and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011. 343 pp. Plates, notes, bibliography, and index. $29.95 (cl). ISBN. 978-0-674-04782-21.

Review by Aleksander Pluskowski, University of Reading, United Kingdom.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 71

Nicolas Russell, Transformations of Memory and Forgetting in Sixteenth-Century France: Marguerite de Navarre, Pierre de Ronsard, Michel de Montaigne, Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2011. xxii + 183 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. $60.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 978-1-61149-054-1.

Review by Robert J. Hudson, Brigham Young University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 72

Marchamont Needham, De la souveraineté du peuple, et de l’excellence d’un état libre, Théophile Mandar, trans.; Raymonde Monnier, ed. Paris: Éditions du Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, 2010. 248 pp. 45€ (cl). ISBN-10: 2735507270.

Review by Micah Alpaugh, University of Pennsylvania.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 73

Tara Zahra, The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe’s Families after World War II, Cambridge, Mass., and London, England: Harvard University Press, 2011. xi + 308 pp. Archival sources and abbreviations, notes, and index. $35.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-674-04824-9.

Review by Shannon L. Fogg, Missouri University of Science & Technology.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 74

Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt, Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy. Stanford, Cal.: Stanford University Press, 2011. xv + 382 pp. Map, tables, figures, illustrations, notes, bibliography and index. $60.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8047-7018-7.

Review by Dominique Poulot, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 75

Mladen Kozul, Le Corps érotique au XVIIIe siècle: amour, péché, maladie. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2011. ix + 232 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. £60. (pb). ISBN 978-0-7294-1013-7.

Review by Dorina Outram, University of Rochester.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 76

Christie Sample Wilson, Beyond Belief: Surviving the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in France. Bethlehem Penn.: Lehigh University Press, 2011. xii + 163 pp. Maps, tables, notes, bibliography and index. $60 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-61146-077-3.

Review by Mark Konnert, University of Calgary.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 77

Jochen Burgtorf, Paul F. Crawford, and Helen J. Nicholson, eds, The Debate on the Trial of the Templars (1307-1314). Farnham: Ashgate, 2010. xxvi + 399 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $99.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780754665700 (hb); ISBN 9781409410096 (Kindle).

Review by Sophia Menache, University of Haifa.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No.78

Luc Boltanski, Elisabeth Claveie, Nicolas Offenstadt, Stéphane Van Damme, eds, Affaires, scandales et grandes causes. De Socrate à Pinochet. Paris: Stock, 2007. 461 p. 22.00 €. ISBN 978-2-234-05891-0.

Review by Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini, Université Paris-Diderot – Paris 7.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (June 2012), No. 79

July Reviews

Allan Potofsky, Constructing Paris in the Age of Revolution. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. xvii + 345 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $121.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-230-57471-7.

Review by James Farr, Purdue University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 80

Charles Drazin, French Cinema. New York: Faber and Faber, 2011. xv + 448 pp. Notes and index. $22 U. S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-571-21173-9.

Review by Martin O’Shaughnessy, Nottingham Trent University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 81

Elizabeth Eva Leach, Guillaume de Machaut: Secretary, Poet, Musician. Ithaca, N.Y. and London: Cornell University Press, 2011. ix + 367 pp. Illustrations, music examples, notes, bibliography, and index. $59.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN-10-0801449332.

Review by Jennifer Saltzstein, University of Oklahoma.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 82

Yves Krumenacker, ed., Le calvinisme et les arts du XVIe siècle à nos jours. Special issue no. 1 of Chrétiens et sociétés--XVIe-XXIe siècles. Lyon: Université Jean Moulin-Lyon 3, 2011. 227 pp. Illustrations. 12 €. (pb). ISBN 978-2-9537928-5-0.

Review by Raymond A. Mentzer, University of Iowa.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No.83

Aden Kumler, Translating Truth: Ambitious Images and Religious Knowledge in Late Medieval France and England. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011. xiii + 290 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $65.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-300-16493-0.

Review by David S. Areford, University of Massachusetts Boston.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 84

Andrea Mansker, Sex, Honor and Citizenship in Early Third Republic France. Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. ix + 310 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. $85.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-29403-5.

Review by Robert A. Nye, Oregon State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 85

Anne Cova and Bruno Dumons, eds, Destins de Femmes: Religion, culture et société France--XIXe-XXe siècles. Paris: Letouzey et Ané, 2010. 466 pp. Notes, bibliography. 38.40€ (cl). ISBN : 978-2-7063-0275-6.

Review by Sarah A. Curtis, San Francisco State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 86

Anne Mézin and Vladislav Rjéoutski, Les Français en Russie au siècle des Lumières: Dictionnaire des Français, Suisses, Wallons et autres francophones en Russie de Pierre le Grand à Paul 1er. Paris: Centre international d’étude du XIIIe siècle, 2011. 2 volumes. xlv + 528 pp; 840 pp. Maps, tables, illustrations, figures, notes, biographical entries, bibliography, and indices. 160 €. (hb). ISBN 978-2-84559-035-9.

Review by N. Christine Brookes, Central Michigan University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 87

Marcel Hébert,The Modernist as Philosopher: Selected Writings of Marcel Hébert. Translated by C. J. T. Talar and Elizabeth Emery. Edited by C. J. T. Talar. Washington, D. C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011. viii + 254 pp. Bibliography and index. $64.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8132-1879-3.

Review by Stephen Schloesser, Loyola University Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 88

Craig Koslofsky, Evening’s Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xvi + 431 pp. Maps, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. £55.00 (hb). ISBN 978-0-521-89643-6; £18.99 (pb). ISBN 978-0-521-72106-6.

Review by Matthew Beaumont, University College London.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 89

August Reviews

Anthony D. Wright, The Divisions of French Catholicism, 1629-1645: ‘The Parting of the Ways’. (Catholic Christendom 1300-1700). Farnham and Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing, 2011. viii + 216 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. $124.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4094-2084-2.

Review by Jean-Pascal Gay, Université de Strasbourg.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 90

Brian Price, Neither God Nor Master: Robert Bresson and Radical Politics. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. 223 pp. Notes and Index. $67.50 U.S. (cl). ISBN 0816654611; $22.50 U.S. (pb). ISBN 081665462X.

Review by Alan Williams, Rutgers University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 91

Carolina Armenteros and Richard A. Lebrun, eds., Joseph de Maistre and His European Readers: From Friedrich von Gentz to Isaiah Berlin. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011. vii + 303 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $141.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-90-04-19394-9.

Review by Steven Kale, Washington State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 92
Response
by Richard Lebrun, University of Manitoba.

David William Bates, States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. xvii +280 pp. $20.90 U.S. (pb). ISBN-13: 978-0-231-15805-3

Review by Helena Rosenblatt, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No.93

Deborah M. Hess, Maryse Condé: Mythe, parabole et complexité. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2011. 197 pp. Bibliography. 20.00€. (pb). ISBN 978-2-296-55357-6.

Review by Nicole Simek, Whitman College.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 94

Hugh Roberts, Guillaume Peureux and Lise Wajeman, eds., Obscénités renaissantes. Travaux d'Humanisme et Renaissance No. CDLXXIII. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2011. 493 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $142.80 U.S. (cl); ISBN 978-2-600-01466-3; $95.20 (digital file).

Review by Jeff Persels, University of South Carolina-Columbia.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 95

Isabelle Heullant-Donat, Julie Claustre and Élisabeth Lusset, eds., Enfermements: le cloître et la prison (VIe-XVIIIe siècle). Actes du colloque international organisé par le Centre d’études et de recherche en histoire culturelle (CERHiC-EA 2616) de l’Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne et l’association Renaissance de l’abbaye de Clairvaux (Troyes--Bar-sur-Aube--Clairvaux, 22-24 octobre 2009). Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 2011. 379 pp. Notes. 35.00€. (pb). ISBN 978-2-85944-673-4.

Review by Review by Sara Beam, University of Victoria.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 96

Jean Terrier, Visions of the Social: Society as a Political Project in France, 1750-1950. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011. xxxii + 216 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. $136 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-90-04-20153-8.

Review by James Livesey, University of Sussex.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 97

Jean-Marc Dreyfus and Sarah Gensburger, Nazi Labour Camps in Paris, Austerlitz, Lévitan, Bassano, July 1943--August 1944. Translated from the French by Jonathan Hensher.New York: Oxford Berghahn Books, 2011. x + 168 pp. Tables, figures, notes, bibliography and index. $70.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-85745-139-2.

Review by Renée Poznanski, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 98

Laure Murat, L’homme qui se prenait pour Napoléon. Pour une histoire politique de la folie. Paris: Gallimard, 2011. 382 pp. 24.90€. (pb). ISBN-10: 2070786641.

Review by A.R.M. Jourdan, Université d’Amsterdam.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (July 2012), No. 99

Jennifer E. Sessions, By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2011. xv + 365 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography and index. $49.95 (cl). ISBN 978-0-8014-4975-8.

Review by John Strachan, Lancaster University, UK.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 100

Julian Jackson, Anna-Louise Milne, and James S. Williams, eds., May 68: Rethinking France’s Last Revolution. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. 436 pp. Illustrations, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $87.40 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0230252585.

Review by Michael Seidman, University of North Carolina Wilmington.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 101
Responses
by Yves Montenay and Julian Jackson

Kenneth G. Kelly and Meredith D. Hardy, eds., French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2011. 256 pp. $60.14 U.S. (cl). ISBN 0813036801.

Review by Robert Mazrim, Illinois State Archaeological Survey .
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 102

Michel Fontenay, La Méditerranée entre la Croix et le Croissant: Navigation, commerce, course et piraterie (XVIe-XIX siècle). Paris: Éditions Classiques Garnier, 2010. 425 pp. Illustrations, tables, graphs, figures, notes, and index. €54.77. (pb). ISBN 978-2-8124-0090-2

Review by Julia Landweber, Montclair State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No.103

William M. Aird, Robert Curthose duke of Normandy (c. 1050-1134). Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2008. xx + 328 pp. Abbreviations, maps, genealogy, bibliography, and index. $99.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 1-84383-310-9; $34.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 1-8483-660-5.

Review by Stephanie Mooers Christelow, Idaho State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 104

Brittany Murray and Diane Perpich, eds. and trans., Taking French Feminism to the Streets: Fadela Amara and the Rise of Ni Putes Ni Soumises. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. 184 pp. Index. $55.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-252-03548-7.

Review by Katherine A. R. Opello, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 105

Carole Reynaud-Paligot, De l’identité nationale, Science, race et politique en Europe et aux Etats-Unis XIXe-XXe siècle. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2011. x + 271pp. Notes. 28€ (pb). ISBN 978-2-13-059155-9.

Review by Martin S. Staum, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 106

Dario Gamboni, The Brush and the Pen: Odilon Redon and Literature. Revised and expanded edition; translated by Mary Whittall. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. xxi + 401 pp. Figures, notes, and index. $65.00 U.S. (cl.) ISBN 9780226280554.

Review by Marco R. Deyasi, University of Idaho.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 107

Donna V. Jones, The Racial Discourses of Life Philosophy: Négritude, Vitalism, and Modernity. New York and Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2010. 231 pp. Notes and index. $25.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-231-14548-0.

Review by Jeremy F. Lane, University of Nottingham.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No.108

François Dosse, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari: Intersecting Lives,translation by Deborah Glassman. New York and Chichester, West Sussex: Columbia University Press, 2010. ix + 651 pp. Illustrations and index. $37.50 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-231-14560-2; $25.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-231-14561-9

Review by Michael Scott Christofferson, Adelphi University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 109

Gayle K. Brunelle and Annette Finley-Croswhite, Murder in the Métro: Laetitia Toureaux and the Cagoule in 1930s France. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010. xvii + 266 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $39.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8071-3616-4; $19.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-8071-4561- 6.

Review by Sean Kennedy, University of New Brunswick.
H- France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 110

James Barr, A Line in the Sand: the Anglo-French struggle for the Middle East, 1914- 1948. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2011. xii + 359 pp. Photographs, notes, bibliography and index. $29.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 0393070654.

Review by Adam Guerin, Eckerd College.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 111

Natalie Edwards, Amy L. Hubbell, and Ann Miller, eds, Textual and Visual Selves: Photography, Film, and Comic Art in French Autobiography. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2011. 273 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $ 25.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-8032-3631-8.

Review by Alison Rice, University of Notre Dame.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 112

Peter McPhee, Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2012. xx + 299 pp. $40 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-300-11811-7.

Review by Noah Shusterman, Temple University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 113

Raymond Kubben, Regeneration and Hegemony: Franco-Batavian Relations in the Revolutionary Era, 1795-1803. Leiden and Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011. vii + 787 pp. Bibliography and index. $212.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-90-04-18558-6.

Review by Ian Germani, University of Regina.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 114

Tom Conley, An Errant Eye: Poetry and Topography in Early Modern France. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. vii + 248 pp. Maps, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $25.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-8166-6965-3.

Review by Deborah Lesko Baker, Georgetown University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 115

Caroline Maniaque-Benton, French Encounters with the American Counterculture, 1960-1980. London: Ashgate, 2011. 244 pages, 51 color and 58 b&w illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $99.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN-13: 978-1409423867.

Review by Larry Busbea, University of Arizona
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 116

Peter Hoskins, In the Steps of the Black Prince: The Road to Poitiers, 1355-1356. Woodbridge, United Kingdom: The Boydell Press, 2011. 274 pp. $90.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN-10: 1843836114

Review by Anne Curry, University of Southampton.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 117

William Doyle, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the Ancien Régime. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xiv + 583 pp. Tables, figures, notes, bibliographies, and index. £95.00. (hb). ISBN 978-0-19-929120-5.

Review by Reynald Abad, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV).
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 118

Venita Datta, Heroes and Legends of Fin-de-Siècle France: Gender, Politics, and National Identity. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. xi +264 pp. Figures, bibliography and index. $83.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0521195959; $25.99 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-521-18652-0.

Review by Victoria E. Thompson, Arizona State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No.119

Vanessa R. Schwartz, Modern France. A Very Short Introduction,New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 152 pp. Illus. $11.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0195389418; $7.16 U.S. (Kindle). ISBN-10: 0195389417.

Review by Edward Berenson, New York University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (August 2012), No. 120

September Reviews

Trygve Ugland, Jean Monnet and Canada: Early Travels and the Idea of European Unity. Toronto, Buffalo and London: University of Toronto Press, 2011. xvii + 109 pp. Illustrations, chronology, notes, bibliography and index. $29.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4426-4310-9.

Review by Lori Thorlakson, University of Alberta
H-France Review Vol. 12 (September 2012), No. 121

Suzanne Taha Hussein, Avec toi. De la France á l’Égypte: “un extraordinaire amour.” Suzanne et Taha Hussein (1915-1973). Preface by Amina Taha Hussein-Okada, with notes and epilogue by Zina Weygand and Bruno Ronfard. Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 2011. 384 pp. 29.00€. (pb). ISBN: 978-2-204-09553-2

Review by Mona Russell, East Carolina University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (September 2012), No. 122

Susan J. Palmer, The New Heretics of France: Minority Religions, la République, and the Government- Sponsored “War on Sects.” Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. xviii + 251 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography and index. $74.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-19-973521-1.

Review by John Warne Monroe, Iowa State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (September 2012), No. 123

Stephen Miller, State and Society in Eighteenth-Century France: A Study of Political Power and Social Revolution in Languedoc. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press, 2008. 322 pp. $79.99 U.S. (cl). ISBN-10: 081321517X.

Review by Robert A. Schneider, Indiana University.
H- France Review Vol. 12 (September 2012), No.124

Marcus Keller, Figurations of France: Literary Nation-Building in Times of Crisis (1550- 1650),Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2011. x + 211 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. $80.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 978-1- 61149-048-0.

Review by Paul Cohen, University of Toronto.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (September 2012), No. 125

Karyna Szmurlo, ed, Germaine de Staël: Forging a Politics of Mediation. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, University of Oxford, 2011. xix + 311 pp. Summaries, bibliography, and index. £65; $115 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-7294- 1024-3.

Review by Beatrice Guenther, Bowling Green State University.
H- France Review Vol. 12 (September 2012), No. 126

Jackie Clarke, France in the Age of Organization: Factory, Home and Nation from the 1920s to Vichy. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011. x + 218 pp. Notes, appendix, bibliography, index. $80.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-85745-080-7.

Review by Daniella Sarnoff, Social Science Research Council.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (September 2012), No. 127

Edward Berenson and Eva Giloi, eds., Constructing Charisma: Celebrity, Fame, and Power in Nineteenth-Century Europe. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010. 232 pp. Notes, illustrations, selected bibliography, index. $70.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-845 45-694-8; $29.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-85745-815-5.

Review by Willa Z. Silverman, Pennsylvania State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (September 2012), No. 128

Charles L. Robertson, When Roosevelt Planned to Govern France. Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2011. ix + 235 pp. Preface, endnotes, and index. $24.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN: 978-1-55849-881- 5.

Review by Michael H. Creswell, Florida State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (September 2012), No. 129

Michael Moriarty, Disguised Vices: Theories of Virtue in Early Modern French Thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. vi + 409 pp. Preface, bibliography, and index. $125.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 9780199580371.

Review by Marisa Linton, Kingston University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (September 2012), No. 130

October Reviews

Laurence Fontaine, L'Economie morale. Pauvreté, crédit et confiance dans l’Europe préindustrielle. Paris: Gallimard, 2008. 437 pp. 20.30 €. (pb). ISBN-10: 2070785777.

Review by Clare Crowston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No. 131

Alessandro Stanziani, Rules of Exchange: French Capitalism in Comparative Perspective, Eighteenth to Early Twentieth Centuries. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. ix + 313 pp. Notes and index. €55.00/$90.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 978-1-1-7-00386-6.

Review by Jeff Horn, Manhattan College
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No. 132

Barbara Lebrun and Jill Lovecy, eds, Une et divisible? Plural Identities in Modern France. Preface by Sami Naïr. Oxford, Bern: Peter Lang, 2010. 250 pp. $55.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-3-0343-0123-7.

Review by Charles Rearick, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No. 133

Carol J. Harvey, Medieval French Miracle Plays: Seven Falsely Accused Women. Dublin and Portland: Four Courts Press, 2011. 167 pp. Bibliography, plates and index. $50.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-84682-273-5.

Review by Vicki L. Hamblin, Western Washington University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No.134
Response
by Kathy M. Krause

Chris Reynolds, Memories of May ’68: France’s Convenient Consensus,Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011. viii + 189 pp. Bibliography and index. £95.00 (hb). ISBN 978-0-7083-2415-8; £19.99 U.K. (pb). ISBN 978-0-7083-2416-5.

Review by Julian Bourg, Boston College.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No. 135

Florian Grandena and Christina Johnston, eds., New Queer Images: Representations of Homosexualities in Contemporary Francophone Visual Cultures, in the series Modern French Identities. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011. 220 pp. $56.95. (pb). ISBN 978-3-0343-0182-4.

Review by Scott Gunther, Wellesley College
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No. 136

Helen Solterer, Medieval Roles for Modern Times: Theater and the Battle for the French Republic. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010. 287 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $80.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-271-0361404.

Review by Elizabeth Emery, Montclair State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No. 137

Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, A New History of Medieval French Literature. Translated by Sara Preisig. Rethinking Theory Series. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. 165 pp. $65.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN-13: 978-1-4214-0303-8.

Review by Stephen G. Nichols, Johns Hopkins University
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No. 138

Jay M. Smith, Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011. 378 pp. Maps, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $35.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-674-04716-7.

Review by Jeremy D. Popkin, University of Kentucky.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No. 139

Jean-Pierre Boulé and Enda McCaffrey, eds., Existentialism and Contemporary Cinema: A Sartrean Perspective. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2011. viii + 200 pp. Notes. $70.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-85745-320-4.

Review by Margaret Atack, University of Leeds, UK.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No. 140

November Reviews

Erica J. Peters, Appetites and Aspirations in Vietnam: Food and Drink in the Long Nineteenth Century. Lanham, Md.: AltaMira Press, 2012. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. xvii + 303 pp. $75.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-7591-2075-4.

Review by Sean Takats, George Mason University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (November 2012), No. 141

Sheilagh Ogilvie, Institutions and European Trade. Merchant Guilds 1000-1800. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. vi + 499 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. $113.39 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-521-76417-9; $47.23 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-521-74792-9.

Review by George Grantham, McGill University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (November 2012), No. 142

Griselda Pollock and Max Silverman, eds., Concentrationary Cinema: Aesthetics as Political Resistance in Alain Resnais’s Night and Fog (1955). New York: Berghahn Books, 2012. x + 238 pp. 60 illustrations, bibliography, index. $95.00/£55.00 (cl). ISBN 978-0-85745-351-8.

Compte-rendu par Yves Laberge, Université Laval.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (November 2012), No. 143

John Flower (éd.), François Mauriac, journaliste. Les vingt premières années, 1905-1925. Collection: Modern French Identities, Volume 49. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, and Wien: Peter Lang, 2011. ix + 342 pp. Notes, bibliographie, et indexe. $64.95 (pb). ISBN 978-3-0343-0265-4.

Review by Nathan Bracher, Texas A & M University
H-France Review Vol. 12 (October 2012), No.144

Kathleen Kete, Making Way for Genius: The Aspiring Self in France from the Old Regime to the New. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2012. x + 256 pp. Notes and index. $38.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-300-17482-3.

Review by Mary Orr, University of Southampton.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (November 2012), No. 145

Marc Bizer, Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. xii + 245 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. $85.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-19-973156-5.

Review by Zachary S. Schiffman, Northeastern Illinois University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (November 2012), No. 146

Max Harris, Sacred Folly. A New History of the Feast of Fools. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2011. xi + 322 pp. $49.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN-10: 0801449561.

Review by Teofilo F. Ruiz, University of California, Los Angeles.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (November 2012), No. 147

Nadine Berenguier, Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment France. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011. x + 283 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $104.95 (hb.). ISBN 978-0-7546-6875-6.

Review by Joan B. Landes, Pennsylvania State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (November 2012), No. 148

Nicholas D. Paige, Before Fiction: The Ancien Régime of the Novel. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011. 304 pp. Notes, index, table of contents. $59.95 U.S. (cl, ebk). ISBN 978-0812243550.

Review by Thomas DiPiero, University of Rochester.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (November 2012), No. 149

Philippe Lane and Michael Worton, eds., French Studies in and for the Twenty-first Century. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2011. xxii + 310 pp. Tables, notes, bibliography, appendix and index. £65.00 U.K. (hb). ISBN 978-1-84631-6-555; £16.95 U.K. (pb). ISBN 978-1-84631-656-2.

Review by Luke L. Eilderts, Southern Connecticut State University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (November 2012), No. 150

December Reviews

Gisèle Sapiro, La Responsabilité de l’écrivain. Littérature, droit et morale en France (XIXe-XXIe siècle). Paris: Editions du Seuil, 2011. 750 pp. Annex, notes, index. €35.00 (cl). ISBN 978-2-02-103288-8.

Review by Patrick H. Hutton, University of Vermont.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No. 151

Mary M. Wiles, Jacques Rivette. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012. xiv + 179 pp. Still shots, notes, interview, filmography, bibliography, and index. $22.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-252-03665-1

Review by Thibaut Schilt, College of the Holy Cross.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No. 152

Moshik Temkin, The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: America on Trial. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2009. 316 pp. Notes and index. $35.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-300-17785-5.

Compte-rendu par Richard D. Sonn, University of Arkansas.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No. 153

Philip Dine, Sport and Identity in France: Practices, Locations, Representations. Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien: Peter Lang, 2012. Cultural Identity Series. viii + 375pp. Footnotes, bibliography, and index. $74.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-3-03911-898-4.

Review by Corry Cropper, Brigham Young University
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No. 154

Rafe Blaufarb, The Politics of Fiscal Privilege in Provence, 1530s-1830s. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2012. vii + 299 pp. Tables, appendix, glossary, bibliography and index. $69.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8132-1950-9.

Review by Gail Bossenga, Elizabethtown College
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No. 155

Sara E. Melzer, Colonizer or Colonized: The Hidden Stories of Early Modern French Culture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. 344 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $75.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8122-4363-5; $75.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-0-8122-0518-3.

Review by Micah True, University of Alberta.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No. 156

Sophia Rosenfeld, Common Sense: A Political History. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011, 337 pp. Images, notes, bibliography, and index. $29.95 US $ (cl). ISBN 978-0-674-05781-4.

Review by Aurelian Craiutu, Indiana University, Bloomington.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No. 157

Therese Dolan, ed., Perspectives on Manet. Surrey, U.K. and Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2012. xiii +230 pp. Illustrations, bibliography and index. $119.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-4094-2074-3.

Review by Hollis Clayson, Northwestern University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No. 158

Thibaut Schilt, François Ozon. Urbana, Chicago, Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2011. 198 pp. Filmography, bibliography and index. $65.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN-13: 978-0-252-03600 (hb).

Review by Ginette Vincendeau, King’s College London.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No. 159

Claire Taylor, Heresy in Medieval France: Dualism in Aquitaine and the Agenais, 1000-1249. Royal Historical Society Studies in History. The Royal Historical Society: The Boydell Press, 2011. xi + 311 pp. Maps, genealogies, notes, bibliography, and index. $29.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-84383-645-2.

Claire Taylor, Heresy, Crusade and Inquisition in Medieval Quercy. Heresy and the Inquisition in the Middle Ages. York Medieval Press: Boydell and Brewer, 2011. xvi + 277 pp. Maps, genealogies, tables, notes, bibliography, and index. $90.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-903153-38-3.

Review by Mark Gregory Pegg, Washington University.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No.160
Response
by Claire Taylor, University of Nottingham

Liliane Louvel, Poetics of the Iconotext. Edited by Karen Jacobs. Farnham, Surrey, UK and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2011. 198 pp. 206 pp. Bibliography and index. $99.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-4094-0031-8; $95.50 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-4094-3116-9.

Review by Claus Clüver, Indiana University, Bloomington.
H-France Review Vol. 12 (December 2012), No. 161