H-France Review, Volume 18 (2018)

January Reviews

Elizabeth A. Fraser, Mediterranean Encounters: Artists Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774-1839. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017. 300 pp. $89.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0- 271-07320-0.

Review by Roger Benjamin, University of Sydney.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 1


Jean-Luc Nancy, with Adèle van Reeth. Coming. Translated by Charlotte Mandell.
New York: Fordham University Press, 2017. x + 155 pp. Bibliographic references and notes. $75.00 (hb) ISBN 9780823273461; $22.00 (pb) ISBN 9780823273478.

Review by Elizabeth Stephens, The University of Queensland.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 2


Jody Enders, ed., trans., “Holy Deadlock” and Other Ribaldries: Another Dozen Medieval French Plays in Modern English
. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 552 pp. Illustrations, notes, appendices, bibliography, and index. $65.00 US (cl). ISBN 978-0-8122-4874-6.

Review by Lofton L. Durham, Western Michigan University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 3


Patrice Arnaud and Fabien Théofilakis, eds.,
Gestapo & Polices allemandes: France, Europe de l’Ouest, 1939-1945. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2017. 277 pp. List of abbreviations, end notes, select bibliography, list of authors, index, and table of contents. €25 (pb). ISBN 978-2-271-08945-8.

Review by Thomas J. Laub, Delta State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 4


Damien Mooney, Southern Regional French: A Linguistic Analysis of Language and Dialect Contact
. London: Legenda, 2016. ix + 158 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, appendices, bibliography, and index. $99.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-909662-89-6.

Review by Paul Cohen, University of Toronto.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 5


Pierre Monforte, Europeanizing Contention. The Protest Against ‘Fortress Europe’ in France and Germany
. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2014. x + 252 pp. Tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $95.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-85745-996-1.

Review by Stefan Berger, Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 6


Marc Gottlieb, The Deaths of Henri Regnault
. Chicago, Ill. and London: University of Chicago Press, 2016. xiv + 298. Figures, notes, and index. $60.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780226276045.

Review by John P. Lambertson, Washington and Jefferson College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 7


Paul Douglas Grant,
Cinéma Militant: Political Filmmaking and May 1968. London & New York: Wallflower Press, 2016. viii + 224 pp. Notes, filmography, bibliography, and index. $85.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-23-17666-8. $28.00 U.S. (pb) ISBN 978-0-23-117667-5.

Review by Steven Ungar, University of Iowa.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 8


Jan C. Jansen and Jürgen Osterhammel, Decolonization: A Short History. Translated by Jeremiah Riemer.
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2017. xi + 252 pp. $27.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-6911-6521-9.

Review by Jessica Lynne Pearson, Macalester College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 9


Gérald Arboit, ed., Renseignement et avant-guerre de 1914 en Grande Région.
Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2016. 163pp. 22€ (pb). ISBN: 978-2-271-09085-0.

Review by Deborah Bauer, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 10


Laurent Joly, Dénoncer les juifs sous l’Occupation : Paris, 1940-1944
. Paris : CNRS Éditions, 2017. 230 pp. Illustrations, facsimiles, notes, bibliography, and index. €22.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-2710-9432-2.

Review by Jean-Marc Dreyfus, The University of Manchester.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 11


Jean-Pierre Bois, L’Abbé de Saint-Pierre, entre classicisme et Lumières.
Ceyzérieu : Champ Vallon, 2017. 367 pp. Sources, bibliographie, et index. 27.00€. (pb). ISBN 979-10-267-0511-6.

Compte-rendu par Carole Dornier, Université de Caen Normandie, France.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 12


Cathy Lisa Schneider, Police Power and Race Riots: Urban Unrest in Paris and New York
. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. 304 pp. Notes, index, and acknowledgements. $29.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-8122-2390-3.

Review by Leïla Ennaïli, Central Michigan University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 13


Michel Pastoureau, Red: The History of a Color. Translated by Jody Gladding
. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2017. 213 pp. Illustrations and bibliography. $39.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-6911-7277-4.

Review by Anna Russakoff, American University of Paris.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 14


Brînduşa Grigoriu, Actes d’émotion, pactes d’initiation: Le spectre des fabliaux
. Craiova: Editura Universitaria, 2015. 262 pp. Bibliography. 30.00 lei. ISBN 978-6-0614-0912-9.

Review by Daniel Smith, Michigan State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 15


Adelaïde Cron,
Mémoires féminins de la fin du XVIIe siècle à la période révolutionnaire. Enquête sur la constitution d’un genre et d’une identité. Paris : Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2016. 286 pp. Bibliographie et index. €16.50 (pb). ISBN 978-2-8785-4686-6.

Compte-rendu par Marie-Laure Girou Swiderski, Université d’Ottawa.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 16


Charles J. Esdaile,Napoleon, France and Waterloo: The Eagle Rejected.
Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2016. xiv + 257 pp. Illustrations, notes, select bibliography, and index. $39.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN-10 1473870828.

Review by Matthew D. Zareczny, John Carroll University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 17


Gavin Murray-Miller,
The Cult of the Modern: Trans-Mediterranean France and the Construction of French Modernity. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. x + 317 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $60.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8032-9064-8.

Review by James McDougall, Trinity College, Oxford.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 18


Philippa Hardman and Marianne Ailes, The Legend of Charlemagne in Medieval England: The Matter of France in Middle English and Anglo-Norman Literature
. Bristol, U.K.: D.S. Brewer, 2017. 480 pp. $99.00. ISBN 78-1843844723.

Review by Anne Latowsky, University of South Florida, Tampa.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 19


Richard Leblanc, Fearful Asymmetry: Bouillaud, Dax, Broca, and the Localization of Language, Paris, 1825-1879
. Montreal & Chicago: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017. ii + 255 pp. Tables, figures, appendices, notes, and index. $39.95 CAD (cl). ISBN 978-0-7735-5132-9; $31.96 CAD (eb) ISBN 978-0-7735-1328.

Review by Anne Quartararo, U.S. Naval Academy.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 20


Sue Harris,An American in Paris
. BFI Film Classics. London: Palgrave, 2015. 128 pp. Notes, credits, and bibliography. $29.99 (eb). ISBN 978-1-84457-882-5; $19.95 (pb). ISBN 978-1-84457-471-1.

Review by Jennifer Fleeger, Ursinus College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 21


Brian Jeffery,
España de la guerra. The Spanish Political and Military Songs of the War in Spain 1808 to 1814. London: Tecla Editions, 2017. 417 pp. Appendices, catalogues, bibliography, and index. $36.64 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-9069-5355-6.

Review by Eva Moreda Rodríguez, University of Glasgow.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 22


Gilbert Larguier, ed.,
Questions de santé sur les bords de la Méditerranée. Malades, soignants, hôpitaux, représentations, en Roussillon, Languedoc et Provence (XVIe-XVIIIe siècle). Perpignan: Presses Universitaires de Perpignan, 2015. 231 pp. €20.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-3541-2242-3.

Review by Laurence Brockliss, Magdalen College, Oxford.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 23


Joseph Mai, Robert Guédiguian.
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017. viii + 158 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, filmography, and index. £70.00 (hb). ISBN 978-0-7190-9647-1.

Review by Martin O’Shaughnessy, Nottingham Trent University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 24


Jennifer Davis, Charlemagne’s Practice of Empire
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xix + 531 pp. Maps, tables, and graphs. $155.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN: 978-1-107-076990.

Review by David S. Bachrach, University of New Hampshire.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (January 2018), No. 25

February Reviews

Peter Brooks, Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris: The Story of a Friendship, a Novel, and a Terrible Year. New York: Basic Books, 2017. Xxiii + 241 pp. Figures, timeline, notes, and index. $32.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-465-09602-2.

Compte-rendu par Florence Vatan, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 26


Manuela Martini, Bâtiment en famille: Migrations et petite entreprise en banlieue parisienne au XXe siècle.
Paris: CNRS éditions, 2016. 461pp. 30 €. ISBN: 9782271083326.

Review by Minayo Nasiali, University of Los Angeles-California.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 27


Loris Chavanette, Quatre-vingt-quinze: La Terreur en procès. Préface de Patrice Gueniffey.
Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2017. 397 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. € 26.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-2710-9001-0.

Review by Howard G. Brown, Binghamton University, State University of New York.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 28


Florian Knothe, The Manufacture des meubles de la couronne aux Gobelins under Louis XIV
. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2016. 290 pp. Illustrations (150 b/w; 32 colour). €150.00. (hb). ISBN 978-2-503-55320-7.

Florian Knothe, Classic Furniture: Craftsmanship, Trade Organisations and Cross-Cultural Influences in East and West. Hong Kong: University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, 2017. 66 pp. $18.00/£14.95. (pb). ISBN 9789881902399.

Review by Robert Wellington, Australian National University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 29


Maurice Rajsfus, Operation Yellow Star and Black Thursday: The Round-up of July 16, 1942.
Trans. by Phyllis Aranoff and Mike Mitchell. Los Angeles: Doppelhouse Press, 2017. xv + 276 pp. Illustrations. $29.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-99781840-6; $19.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-9970034-9-9.

Review by Patrick Fournier, University of Ottawa.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 30


Julien Léonard, Le pasteur David Ancillon (1617-1692). De Metz à Berlin, de la France au Refuge.
Metz: Éditions des Paraiges, 2017. 363 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. 20 € (pb). ISBN 978-2-37535-039-3.

Review by Raymond Mentzer, University of Iowa.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 31


Andrew Orr, Women and the French Army during the World Wars, 1914-1940.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. xxvi + 192 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $75.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-253-02630-9; $30.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-253-02677-4.

Review by Margaret H. Darrow, Dartmouth College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 32


Jonathan Simon,Diphtheria Serum as a Technological Object: A Philosophical Analysis of Serotherapy in France 1894-1900
. Lanham, MD, and Boulder, CO: Lexington Books, 2017. x + 158 pp. Photos, tables, bibliography, and index. $90.00 U.S., £60.00 U.K. (print) ISBN 978-1-4985-3147-4; $85.50 U.S., £60.00 U.K. (eBook). ISBN 978-1-4985-3148-1.

Review by Michael A. Osborne, Oregon State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 33


Juliette Reboul, French Emigration to Great Britain in response to the French Revolution
. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillian, 2017. 268 pp. Illustrations, tables, bibliography, and index. $79.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-3-3195-7996-2; $99.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-3-3195-7995-5.

Review by Kirsty Carpenter, Massey University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 34


Jean-Philippe Garric, ed.,
Charles Percier: Architecture and Design in an Age of Revolutions. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2017. 304 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. $75.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-3002-2158-9.

Review by Caroline van Eck, Cambridge University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 35


Emily Sahakian, Staging Creolization: Women’s Theater and Performance from the French Caribbean.
Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017. xiii + 274 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $75.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8139-4007-6; $35.00 (pb). ISBN 978-0-8139-4008-3; $75.00 U.S. (eb) ISBN 978-0-8139-4009-0.

Review by Vanessa Lee, University of Oxford.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 36


Jarrod Hayes, Queer Roots for the Diaspora: Ghosts in the Family Tree.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016. x + 325pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $85 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-472-07316-0; $39 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-472-05316-2; $39.95 U.S. (Adbobe Digital Editions e-book). ISBN 978-0-472-12206-6.

Review by Onni Gust, University of Nottingham.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 37


Jessica Goodman, ed., Commemorating Mirabeau: Mirabeau aux Champs-Elysées and other texts.
Cambridge, U.K.: Modern Humanities Research Association. Critical Texts 58, 2017. 205 pp. Notes and bibliography. $17.50 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-78188-218-4; ISBN: 978-1-781887-56-1 (JSTOR ebook); ISBN: 978-1-781887-57-8 (EBSCO ebook).

Review by Robert H. Blackman, Hampden-Sydney College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 38


Kathryn L. Reyerson, Women’s Networks in Medieval France: Gender and Community in Montpellier, 1300-1350
. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. xxix + 257 pp. Maps, bibliography, appendices, and index. $99.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-3-3193-8941-7; $79.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-3-3193-8942-4.

Review by Erin Jordan, Old Dominion University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 39


Alec Forshaw, Brussels Art Nouveau: Architecture & Design.
Norwich: Unicorn Press, 2017. 224 pp. Color plates, maps, index. $37.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-910065-47-1.

Review by Amy F. Ogata, University of Southern California.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (February 2018), No. 40

March Reviews

Robert Arnaud, Le roman vrai de Tabi, journal d’une expédition en pays Dogon (18 septembre-26 décembre 1920). Sous la direction d’André Brochier. Aix-en-Provence : AMARON, 2016. 265 pp. Illustrations, documents, notes et bibliographie. €19.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-9504-9753-6.

Compte-rendu by par Isaie Dougnon, Fordham University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 41


Andrew Tompkins, Better Active Than Radioactive!: Anti-Nuclear Protests in 1970s France and West Germany
. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. xvi + 265 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $100.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9-780191826207; ebook 0-19-877905-6.

Review by Roxanne Panchasi, Simon Fraser University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 42


Sarah Hammerschlag, Broken Tablets: Levinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion
. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. xxiv + 243 pp. Bibliography and index. $90.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-2311-7058-1; $30.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-2311-7059-8.

Review by Ethan Kleinberg, Wesleyan University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 43


Suzanne M. Singletary, James McNeill Whistler and France: A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music
. London and New York: Routledge, 2017. xv + 204 pp. Figures, plates, notes, bibliography, and index. $150.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4724-4200-0.

Review by Lee Glazer, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 44

Response by Suzanne M. Singletary, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University).
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 45


Sylvia Huot,
Outsiders: The Humanity and Inhumanity of Giants in Medieval French Prose Romance. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. ix + 348 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $49.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN-10: 0-268-03112-6.

Compte-rendu par Jean-Jacques Vincensini, Université François Rabelais (Tours).
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 46


Jean-Michel Matz and Noël-Yves Tonnerre,
L’Anjou des princes, fin IXe-fin XVe siècle. Paris: Picard, 2017. 408 pp. Maps, figures, suggested readings, and index. $55.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-2-7084-1023-7.

Review by Amy Livingstone, Wittenberg University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 47


David A. Gerstner and Julien Nahmias, Christophe Honoré: A Critical Introduction.
Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015. 272 pp. Illustrations, 118 black and white photographs. $ 34.99 U.S. ISBN 9780814338636.

Review by Florian Grandena, University of Ottawa.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 48


Sarah Shurts, Resentment and the Right: French Intellectual Identity Reimagined, 1898-2000.
Newark/Lanham: University of Delaware Press/Rowman & Littlefield, 2017. xii + 337 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $110.00 U.S. (hardcover). ISBN 978-1-61149-634-5.

Review by Sean Kennedy, University of New Brunswick at Fredericton.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 49


Maxime Kaci, Dans le tourbillon de la Révolution: Mots d’ordre et engagements collectifs aux frontières septentrionales (1791-1793)
. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016. 324 pp. Maps, charts, bibliography, and index. €22.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7535-5043-8.

Review by Paul R. Hanson, Butler University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 50


Marie-Claire Barnet, ed. Agnès Varda Unlimited: Image, Music, Media
. Oxford: Legenda, 2017. 224 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and appendices. $99.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-9096-6231-5.

Review by Dervila Cooke, Dublin City University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 51


René Weis, The Real Traviata. The Song of Marie Duplessis
. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xvi + 416. Preface, figures, notes, references, picture credits, index. £25.00 UK, $39.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-19-870854-4.

Review by Alessandra Palidda, Cardiff University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 52


Hannah Scott, Broken Glass, Broken World: Glass in French Culture in the Aftermath of 1870.
Research Monographs in French Studies, 46. Cambridge: Legenda, 2016. xi + 151 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. $99.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1909662872.

Review by Colin Foss, Austin College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 53


Gerhard R. Kaiser, ed. Deutsche Berichte aus Paris, 1789-1933: Zeiterfahrung in der Stadt der Städte.
Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2017. 549 pp. €29.90. (cl). ISBN 978-3835330184.

Review by Laird Easton, California State University, Chico.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 54


Colleen Hill, Paris Refashioned 1957-1968
. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2017. 248 pp. 130 figures, notes, and bibliography. $55.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 9780300226072.

Review by Sima Godfrey, University of British Columbia.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 55


Jennifer L. Shaw, Exist Otherwise. The Life and Works of Claude Cahun
. London: Reaktion Books Ltd, 2017. 326pp. 134 illustrations. $45.00 (cl). ISBN 978-178023-728-2.

Review by Elza Adamowicz, Queen Mary University of London.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 56


Sonya Stephens, ed., Translation and the Arts in Modern France
. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. xi + 272 pp. 21 b&w illustrations, 2 tables, bibliography, index. $75.00 U.S. (hb.); $35.00 U.S. (pb.); $34.99 U.S. (eb.). ISBN 978-0-253-02563-0 (hb.); 978-0-253-02614-9 (pb.); 978-0-253-02654-5 (eb.).

Compte-rendu par Julien Zanetta, Université de Genève.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 57


Jacqueline Couti, Dangerous Creole Liaisons: Sexuality and Nationalism in French Caribbean Discourses from 1806 to 1897
. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016. x + 276 pp. Bibliography and index. £85.00 (hb). ISBN 978-1-7813-8301-8.

Review by Grégory Pierrot, University of Connecticut at Stamford.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 58


Albert Memmi, Tunisie, An I. Journal tunisien 1955-1956, suivi de Tunisie, un pays d’opérette et Autres écrits des années tunisiennes
. Edited by Guy Dugas. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2017. 226 pp. Preface, notes, index, and appendix. €10.00 (pb). ISBN 987-2-2710-9435-3.

Review by Lia Nicole Brozgal, University of California at Los Angeles.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 59


Jessica L. Fripp, Amandine Gorse, Nathalie Manceau, and Nina Struckmeyer, eds.,
Artistes, savants et amateurs: art et sociabilité au XVIIIe siècle (1715-1815): actes du colloque international, organisé du 23 au 25 juin 2011 à l’INHA, Paris. Preface by Étienne Jollet. [Paris]: Mare et Martin, 2016. Pp. 296, 12 color, 3 black-and-white figures, bibliography, index. 35.00€. (pb). ISBN 979-1092054-42-2.

Review by Rochelle Ziskin, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 60


Ania Wroblewski,
La vie des autres. Sophie Calle et Annie Ernaux, artistes hors-la-loi. Presses de l’Université de Montréal, coll. « Espace littéraire », 2016, 260 pp. 34,95 $/31 € (pb). ISBN 9782760635326 ; 16,99 $/14,99 € (eb), ISBN 9782760635340.

Review by Anne Reverseau, FWO/KU Leuven.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), No. 61

April Reviews

Oliver Mallick, “Spiritus intus agit”: Die Patronagepolitik der Anna von Österreich 1643-1666. Inszenierungsstrategie, Hofhaltungspraxis, Freundschaftsrhetorik. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, 2016. 477 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. $70.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-3-1104-1518-6; $70.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-3-1104-1547-6.

Review by Nicola Courtright, Amherst College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 62


Rebecca Harris-Warrick, Dance and Drama in French Baroque Opera: A History.
Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. xx + 484 pages. $135.00 U.S. (hb). Tables, figures, notes, appendices, bibliography, index. ISBN 978-1-107-13789-9.

Review by Edward Nye, Lincoln College, University of Oxford.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 63


John Watkins, After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 2017. xii + 274 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $59.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN-10. 1-507-0757-4.

Review by Sarah Hanley, University of Iowa.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 64


Yannick Frizet,
Munificence et stratégie de Louis XI en Midi provençal. Arts. Série Histoire, théorie et pratiques des arts. Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaires de Provence, 2017. 598 + 2pp. Sources, bibliography, document and image lists, documents, images, index, and table of contents. €29.00 (pb). ISBN 979-10-320-0112-7; ISSN 1778-2848.

Review by Rainbow A. Porthé, Independent Scholar, Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 65


Philip T. Hoffman, Why Did Europe Conquer the World?
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2015. 288 pp. Maps, tables, figures, appendices, notes, bibliography, and index. $30.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-6911-3970-8; $19.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-6911-7584-3; $19.95 (eb). ISBN 978-1-4008-6584-0.

Review by Elizabeth Heath, Baruch College-City University of New York.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 66


Susan A. Ashley,
Misfits” in Fin-de-Siècle France and Italy: Anatomies of Difference. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. ix + 300 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. $114.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781350013391.

Review by Sarah Horowitz, Washington and Lee University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 67


Jean Guéhenno, Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance, and Daily Life in Occupied Paris
. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. xxxii + 304 pp. Translated and annotated by David Ball. Biographical dictionary, appendix, and index. $29.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-997086-5.

Review by Sandra Ott, University of Nevada, Reno.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 68


Jeanyves Guérin, ed., Le théâtre français des années noires, 1940-1944
. Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle 2015. 212 pp. €18.50 (pb). ISBN 978-2-87854-663-7.

Compte-rendu par Limore Yagil, Université Sorbonne-Paris IV.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 69


Lorelle Semley, To Be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire
. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xxi + 362 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $94.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 9781107101142; $32.99 U.S. (pb). ISBN: 9781107498471; $26.00 U.S. (eb). Adobe e-book ISBN: 9781108294768.

Review by Kelly M. Duke Bryant, Rowan University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 70


Marc Joly, L’Europe de Jean Monnet
, 2nd edition. Paris: CNRS Editions, Coll. “Biblis,” 2017. xvi + 238 pp. Appendices, bibliography, and index. 10€ (pb). ISBN 978-2-271-11504-1.

Review by Megan Brown, Swarthmore College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 71


Cecil Courtney and Jenny Mander, eds.,
Raynal’s Histoire des deux Indes: Colonialism, Networks, and Global Exchange. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2015. xii + 349 pp. Illustrations, tables, notes, summaries, bibliography, and index. £70.00 U.K. (pb). ISBN 978-0-7294-1169-1.

Review by Elizabeth Cross, Florida State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 72


Harry Gamble, Contesting French West Africa: Battles over Schools and the Colonial Order 1900-1950
. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. xiv + 358 pp. Maps, photographs, notes, bibliography, and index. $50.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8032-9549-0.

Review by Kathleen Keller, Gustavus Adolphus College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 73


Andrew W.M. Smith, Terror and terroir: The winegrowers of the Languedoc and modern France
. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. xiii + 280 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliography, and index. £75.00 (hb). ISBN 978-1-7849-9435-8.

Review by Marion Demossier, University of Southampton.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 74


Tad M. Schmaltz, Early Modern Cartesianisms: Dutch and French Constructions.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. viii + 382pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $90.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-1904-9522-0.

Review by Erec R. Koch, The City College of New York.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 75


Jean-Yves Camus and Nicolas Lebourg,
Far-Right Politics in Europe. Trans. J.-M. Todd. Cambridge, MA and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2017. 320 pp. Notes, acknowledgements, index. $29.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780674971530.

Review by Gabriel Goodliffe, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 76


Barbara Newman, Making Love in the Twelfth Century: Letters of Two Lovers in Context.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. Pp. xvii + 365. Appendices, notes, bibliography, general index, index of Latin terms. $59.95. (hardback). ISBN: 978-0-8122-4809-8 (hb.) 978-0-8122-9272-5 (ebook).

Review by Alex J. Novikoff, Kenyon College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 77


Christine Machiels, Les Féminismes et la prostitution, 1860-1960.
Préface de Xavier Rousseaux. Collection Archives du Féminisme. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016. 329 pp. Footnotes, biographical notices, index (names only), list of abbreviations, sources, and bibliography. € 22.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7535-4916-6.

Review by Karen Offen, Stanford University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 78


Dominique Defer et Francis Coutant, Proust et l’architecture initiatique : À la recherche du temps perdu.
Paris : Honoré Champion, 2017. 208 pp. Notes, bibliographie et index. (pb). ISBN 978-2-7453-3173-1.

Compte-rendu par Itay Sapir, Université du Québec à Montréal.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 79


Christiane Chaulet Achour, dir., Esclavages et littérature. Représentations francophones.
Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2016. 267 pp. (pb). ISBN 978-2-8124-3800-4.

Compte-rendu par Catherine Gallouët, Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 80


Friedrich Wolfzettel,
La Poésie lyrique du Moyen Âge au Nord de la France (en annexe: France et Italie). Études choisies. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2015. 368 pp. 70.00€. (pb). ISBN 978-2-7453-2840-3.

Review by Marisa Galvez, Stanford University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 81


Ian Biddle and Kirsten Gibson, eds., Cultural Histories of Noise, Sound and Listening in Europe, 1300-1918
. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017. xi + 280 pp. 17 figures, bibliography and index. $149.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-409-44439-8.

Review by Aimée Boutin, Florida State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 82


Andreas Affolter,
Verhandeln mit Republiken: die französisch-eidgenössischen Beziehungen im frühen 18. Jahrhundert (Externa 11). Cologne, Weimar, Vienna: Böhlau, 2017. 455pp. €70.00 (hb.). ISBN 978-3-412-50717-6.

Review by Sven Externbrink, University of Heidelberg.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 83


Raymond L. Sickinger, Antoine Frédéric Ozanam.
Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. 385 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $60.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-268-10142-8.

Review by Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée, Sorbonne Université.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 84


Danna Agmon, A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India
. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017. xvi + 217 pp. Illustrations, map, notes, and index. $55.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-5017-0993-7.

Review by Gregory Mole, University of Memphis.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 85


Emmanuelle Chapron, Isabelle Luciani, and Guy Le Thiec, eds., Érudits, collectionneurs et amateurs: France méridionale et Italie XVIe-XIXe siècle
. Aix-en-Provence: Presses universitaires de Provence, 2017. 268 pp. Notes. €20.00 (pb). ISBN 979-1-0320-0113-4.

Review by Tom Stammers, University of Durham.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 86


Tom Hamilton, Pierre de L’Estoile and His World in the Wars of Religion
. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. xviii + 237 pp. Illustrations, tables, figures, abbreviations, notes, bibliography, index. $97.50 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-1880009-5.

Review by Hilary J. Bernstein, University of California, Santa Barbara.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 87


Farid Laroussi,
Postcolonial Counterpoint: Orientalism, France, and the Maghreb. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. x + 227 pp. Bibliography and index. $70.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-4426-4891-3.

Review by Jimia Boutouba, Santa Clara University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 88


Guillaume Lachenal, The Lomidine Files: The Untold Story of a Medical Disaster in Colonial Africa.
Translated by Noémi Tousignant. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. 240 pp. 15 photos. 2 maps. $34.95 (hb). ISBN: 978-1-4214-2323-4.

Review by Reuben Loffman, Queen Mary University of London.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 89


Nicole Simek,
Hunger and Irony in the French Caribbean. Literature, Theory and Public Life. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 201 pp. Bibliography, and index. $99.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-137-55991-3.

Review by Véronique Maisier, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 90


Peter D. Tame, Isotopias: Places and Spaces in French War Fiction of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
. Bern, Peter Lang, 2015. xiv + 572 pp. Maps, figures, notes, glossary, bibliography, and index. ISBN 978-3-0343-0837-3.

Review by Margaret Atack, University of Leeds.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 91


Felicity Chaplin, La Parisienne in Cinema: Between Art and Life
. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017. 184 pp. Filmography, Bibliography, and index. £70.00 (hb.) ISBN 9781526109538.

Review by Dervila Cooke, Dublin City University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 92


Julie Kalman, Orientalizing the Jew: Religion, Culture, and Imperialism in Nineteenth-Century France
. Bloomington: University of Indiana Press, 2017. xi + 122 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $80.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN: 978-0-253-02422-0; $25.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-253-02427-5; $24.99 U.S. (e-book). ISBN: 978-0-253-02434-3.

Review by Jeffrey Haus, Kalamazoo College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 93


Claire Ducournau, La fabrique des classiques africains: Écrivains d’Afrique subsaharienne francophone (1960-2012)
. Paris: Centre national de la recherche scientifique Éditions, 2017. 444 pp. Tables, graphs, figures, annexes, and index. 27 € (pb). ISBN 978-2-271-08158-2.

Review by Michelle Bumatay, Beloit College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 94


Michel-Jean Sedaine, Théâtre de la Révolution
. Ed. Mark Darlow. MHRA Critical Texts, Vol. 63. London, MHRA, 2017. Viii + 181 pp. $17.50 U.S. (pb). ISBN : 978-1-781886-05-02.

Review by Logan Connors, University of Miami.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (April 2018), No. 95

May Reviews

Anne Gillian, Truffaut on Cinema, trans. Alistair Fox. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2017. xxvii + 368 pp. List of films, sources, and index. $38 U.S. ISBN 978-0- 253-02656-9.

Review by Kathryn St. Ours, Goucher College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 96


Christopher Guyver, The Second French Republic 1848-1852: A Political Reinterpretation.
New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. xi + 366 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. $100.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-1375-9739-7.

Review by Stacey Renee Davis, The Evergreen State College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 97


David Spector,
La gauche, la droite et le marché. Histoire d’une idée controversée (XIXe-XXIe siècle). Paris: Odile Jacob, 2017. 295 pp. Notes. € 23.90 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7381-3366-3.

Review by Elizabeth Sage, Whittier College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 98


Françoise Thébaud,
Une traversée du siècle: Marguerite Thibert, femme engagée et fonctionnaire internationale. Paris: Belin, 2017. 704 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. €26.00. (pb). ISBN 978-2-410-00549-3.

Review by Charles Sowerwine, La Trobe University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 99


Antoine de Baecque, La Révolution terrorisée
. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2017. 238 pp. Bibliography. €23.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-2711-1606-2.

Review by Lynn Hunt, UCLA.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 100


Vickie B. Sullivan, Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe: An Interpretation of The Spirit of the Laws
. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2017. xi + 288 pp. Bibliography and index. $50.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-2264-8291-0; $50.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-0-2264-8307-8.

Review by Edward J. Kolla, Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service in Qatar.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 101


Alan R. H. Baker, Amateur Musical Societies and Sports Clubs in Provincial France, 1848-1914: Harmony and Hostility.
Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. xi + 350 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliography, and index. €93.59 (hb). ISBN 978-3-3195-7992-4; €74.96 (eb). ISBN 978-3-3195-7993-1.

Review by Donna M. Di Grazia, Pomona College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 102


Nathalie Richard,
La Vie de Jésus de Renan: La Fabrique d’un best-seller. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015. 316 pp. Bibliography and index. €20.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7535-3648-7.

Review by Robert D. Priest, Royal Holloway, University of London.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 103


Isabelle Backouche, Boris Bove, Robert Descimon and Claude Gauvard, eds., Notre-Dame et l’Hôtel de Ville: Incarner Paris du Moyen Âge à nos jours.
Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne / Comité d’Histoire de la Ville de Paris, 2016. 395 pp. Maps, figures, notes, and indices. €34.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-85944-921-6.

Review by Charles Rearick, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 104


Masano Yamashita, Jean-Jacques Rousseau face au public : problèmes d’identité.
Oxford : Voltaire Foundation, 2017. xi + 248 pp. £65.00 (cl). ISBN 978-0-7294-1194-3.

Compte-rendu par Antoine Lilti, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 105


Leslie Kealhofer-Kemp, Muslim Women in French Cinema: Voices of Maghrebi Migrants in France
. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015. xii + 226 pp. Appendix, notes, bibliography, and index. £80.00 (hb). ISBN 978-1-78138-198-4.

Review by Michael F. O’Riley, The Colorado College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 106


Jean-Pierre Bertin-Maghit, Propaganda documentaries in France 1940-1944.
Translated by Marcelline Block. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. xix + 267 pp. Bibliography and index. $95.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4422-6101-3.

Review by Steve Wharton, The University of Bath.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 107


Christophe Imperiali, Perceval en question: Éloge de la curiosité.
Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2015. 279 pp. Bibliography and index. €24.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-8124-3577-5.

Review by Matthieu Boyd, Fairleigh Dickinson University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 108


Christopher M. Church, Paradise Destroyed: Catastrophe and Citizenship in the French Caribbean.
Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. 324 pp. Illustrations, maps, graphs, tables, bibliography, and index. $65.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-8032-9099-0.

Review by Jeffrey H. Jackson, Rhodes College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 109


Joël Blanchard and Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, eds., Philippe de Mézières et l’Europe: Nouvelle histoire, nouveaux espaces, nouveaux langages
. Geneva: Droz, 2017. 327 pp. 42.10€. (pb). ISBN 978-2-600-05785-1.

Review by Andrea Tarnowski, Dartmouth College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 110


Katherine Shingler, The French Art Novel 1900-1930
. London: Legenda, 2016. xi + 153 pp. Illustrations, notes, and bibliography. £75.00 U.K. (hb). ISBN 978-1-909662-23-0.

Review by Dominique Jullien, UC Santa Barbara.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 111


Iris Moon, The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France
. Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2017. Xiv + 185 pp. Figures, bibliography, plates and index. £110.00. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4724-8016-3.

Review by David P. Jordan, University of Illinois at Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 112


Iris Moon, The Architecture of Percier and Fontaine and the Struggle for Sovereignty in Revolutionary France
. Abingdon, Oxon and New York, N.Y.: Routledge, 2017. xiv + 185 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. $149.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4724-8016-3; $147.96 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-3153-1628-4.

Review by Barry Bergdoll, Columbia University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 113


Kiff Bamford,
Jean-François Lyotard. London: Reaktion Books, 2017. 176 pp. Images, notes, bibliography, and acknowledgements. $19.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 10 1780238088.

Review by Matthew McLennan, Université Saint-Paul, Ottawa.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 114


Lise Bissonnette, Maurice Sand: Une oeuvre et son brisant au 19e siècle
. Montreal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2016. 484 pp. Illustrations, portraits, bibliography, and index. $39.95 CAD (pb). ISBN 978-2-7606-3605-7; $19.99 CAD (eb). ISBN 978-2-7606-3607-1.

Review by James Illingworth, Queen’s University Belfast, U.K.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 115


Edward James Kolla, Sovereignty, International Law, and the French Revolution
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xi + 340 pp. Maps, bibliography and index. £75 (hb). ISBN 978-1-107-17954-7.

Review by Richard Harding, University of Westminster.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 116


Youri Carbonnier and Jean Duron, Charles Gauzargues (1723-1801): Un musicien de la Chapelle royale entre Nîmes et Versailles
. Paris: Éditions A. et J. Picard, 2016. 180 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. €20.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7084-1014-5.

Review by John Hajdu Heyer, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 117


Juliette Atkinson, French Novels and the Victorians
. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. X + 426 pp. Bibliography, index. $100.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780197266090.

Review by Juliette M. Rogers, Macalester College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 118


Sarah B. Lynch, Elementary and Grammar Education in Late Medieval France: Lyon, 1285-1530.
Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017. 192 pp. Illustration, map, figures, tables, notes, appendices, bibliography, and index. $105.00 (US) (hb). ISBN 978-90-89649867; (eb: pdf) e-ISBN 978-90-4852-902-5.

Review by John Monfasani, The University at Albany, State University of New York.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (May 2018), No. 119

June Reviews

Bette W. Oliver, Jacques-Pierre Brissot in America and France, 1788-1793: In Search of Better Worlds. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2016. xiii + 207 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $85.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4985-3533-5; $80.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-4985-3534-2.

Review by Simon Burrows, Western Sydney University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 120


Katelyn E. Knox, Race on Display in 20th- and 21st-Century France
. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016. ix + 229 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. £85.00 (hb). ISBN 978-1-78138-309-4.

Review by Gillian Glaes, University of Montana-Missoula.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 121


Christopher J. Tozzi, Nationalizing France’s Army: Foreign, Black, and Jewish Troops in the French Military, 1715-1831
. University of Virginia Press: Charlottesville, VA, 2016. 320 pp. $45.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780813938332.

Review by Arad Gigi, Florida State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 122


Jean-Claude Caron and Jean-Philippe Luis (eds.), Rien appris, rien oublié ? Les Restaurations dans l’Europe postnapoléonienne (1814-1830).
Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes. 2015. 434 pp. Illustrations. 23.00€. (pb). ISBN 2753542686.

Review by David Wetzel, University of California-Berkeley.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 123


Vincenzo Mazza, Albert Camus et L’État de siège.
Genèse d’un spectacle. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2017. 459 pp. Appendices, bibliography, and index. €87.00 (hb). ISBN 978-2-406-06550-0; €49.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-406-06549-4.

Review by Vanessa Brutsche, University of California, Davis.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 124


Dominique Kalifa,
La véritable histoire de la « Belle Époque ». Paris: Fayard, 2017. 296pp. €20 (pb). ISBN 9782213655291.

Review by Margot Irvine, University of Guelph.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 125


Sandra Ott, Living with the Enemy: German Occupation, Collaboration and Justice in the Western Pyrenees, 1940-1948.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xviii + 362 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliography, and index. $29.99 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1316630877.

Review by Keith Rathbone, Macquarie University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 126


Sandra Ott, Living with the Enemy: German Occupation, Collaboration and Justice in the Western Pyrenees, 1940-1948
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. xviii + 362 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. $29.99 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1316630877.

Response by Sandra Ott, University of Nevada, Reno.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 127


Nicole Reinhardt,
Voices of Conscience. Royal Confessors and Political Counsel in Seventeenth-Century Spain and France.. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. xviii + 419 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $110.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-19-870368-6.

Review by Alison Forrestal, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG).
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 128


Léon Werth, Deposition, 1940-1944: A Secret Diary of Life in Vichy France.
Edited and translated by David Ball. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. xxxix + 325 pp. Biographical dictionary, appendix, and index. $34.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-1904-9954-9.

Review by Shannon L. Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 129


Karen Offen, The Woman Question in France, 1400-1870.
Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2017. xviii + 286 pp. $49.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 987-1-107-18808-2; and Karen Offen, Debating the Woman Question in the French Third Republic, 1870-1920. Cambridge, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2018. xvi + 694 pp. $49.99 (hb). ISBN 987-1-107-18804-4.

Review by Christine Adams, St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 130


Yannick Frizet, Louis XI, le roi René et la Provence
. Aix-en-Provence: Presses universitaires de Provence, 2015. 368 pp. Preface, bibliography, pièces justificatives, maps, tables, and index. €25.00 (pb). ISBN 9782853999700.

Review by Philip Daileader, The College of William & Mary.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 131


Christopher Semk, Playing the Martyr: Theater and Theology in Early Modern France.
Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2017. xxiv + 173 pp. $75 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-61148-803-6.

Review by Paul Scott, University of Kansas.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 132


Manon Mathias, Vision in the Novels of George Sand
. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 192 pp. $110.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-19-873539-7.

Review by Pratima Prasad, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (June 2018), No. 133

July Reviews

Antoine de Baecque and Noël Herpe, Éric Rohmer: A Biography. Translated by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. vi + 637 pp. Figures, notes, and index. $40.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0231175586; $27.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0231175593.

Review by Laure Astourian, Bentley University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 134


Maxence Van der Meersch, Invasion 14. A Novel
, translated by W. Brian Newsome, Montreal and Kingston, London, Chicago: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016, xxxvii + 462 pp. Introduction and maps. $31.46 CAD (pb). ISBN 978-0-7735-4754-4.

Compte-rendu par Odile Roynette, Université Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 135


Nicolas Bancel, Pascal Blanchard, and Dominic Thomas, eds., The Colonial Legacy in France: Fracture, Rupture, and Apartheid.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. xi + 485 pp. Bibliography and index. $60.00 U.S. (hb.) ISBN 0-253-02625-3.

Review by Nimisha Barton, Independent Scholar and Diversity Consultant.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 136


Rebecca J. DeRoo,
Agnès Varda Between Film, Photography, and Art. Oakland: University of California Press, 2018. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. x + 238 pp. $34.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9780520279414.

Review by Paula Amad, University of Iowa.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 137


Michael R. Finn, Figures of the Pre-Freudian Unconscious from Flaubert to Proust
. Cambridge, United Kingdom, and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. ix + 242 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $99.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-107-18456-5.

Review by Laurence M. Porter, Affiliate Scholar in Comparative Literature, Oberlin College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 138


Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini,
Violette Nozière, la fleur du mal: une histoire des années trente. Paris: Champ Vallon Éditions, 2017. 391 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. €27.00 (pb). ISBN 9-79-1026706083.

Review by Steven Zdatny, University of Vermont.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 139


Gaël Chenard, L’administration d’Alphonse de Poitiers (1241-1271).
Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2017. 548pp. Tables, notes, bibliography, and index. €58.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-406-06016-1.

Review by Lindy Grant, University of Reading.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 140


Julien Mailland and Kevin Driscoll, Minitel, Welcome to the Internet
. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2017. 240 pp. Maps, tables, figures, glossary, bibliography, and index. $35.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780262036221.

Compte-rendu par Patrice Carré, historien et chercheur en sciences sociales.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 141


Colin Davis, Traces of War: Interpreting Ethics and Trauma in Twentieth-Century French Writing.
Liverpool University Press, 2018. 265 pp. Bibliography and index. £80 U.K. (hb). ISBN 97817869440421.

Review by Heidi Brown, Loyola University Maryland.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 142


Calum Watt, Blanchot and the Moving Image: Fascination and Spectatorship
. Cambridge, UK: Legenda (Modern Humanities Research Association), 2017. xi + 185 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, filmography, and index. $99.00 U.S. (cl.). ISBN 978-1-78-188537-6.

Review by Jeff Fort, University of California, Davis.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 143


Nicolas Marty and Antonio Escudero, eds.,
Consommateurs & consommation XVIIème-XXIème siècle. Regards franco-espagnols. Perpignan and Alicante: Presses Universitaires de Perpignan-Publicacions Universitat d’Alacant, 2016. € 22.00 (p.b.). ISBN 978-84-9717-411-4.

Review by Pierre Blavier, Paris School of Economics, EHESS.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 144


Derek W. Vaillant,
Across the Waves: How the United States and France Shaped the International Age of Radio. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2017. xiii + 239 pp. Photographs, timeline, bibliography, notes, and index. $90.00 U.S. (cl) ISBN 978-0-252-04141-9; $29.95 U.S. (pb) ISBN 978-0252-08293-1; $26.96 U.S. (eb) ISBN 978-0-252-05001-5.

Review by Evan Spritzer, Hunter College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 145


John Merriman, Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits: The Crime Spree that Gripped Belle Époque Paris
. New York: Nation Books, 2017. viii + 327 pp. $28.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781568589886.

Review by Andrea Goulet, University of Pennsylvania.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 146


David A. Pettersen, Americanism, Media and the Politics of Culture in 1930s France.
Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2016. xiii + 316 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $140.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-78316-8507.

Review by Brett A. Berliner, Morgan State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 147


Guilhem Pépin, ed., Anglo-Gascon Aquitaine: Problems and Perspectives.
Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2017. viii + 206 pp. Figures, maps, tables, illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. £60. 00 U.K. (cl). ISBN 978-1- 78327-197-9.

Review by Sandra Raban, University of Cambridge.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 148


Anne O’Neil-Henry,
Mastering the Marketplace: Popular Literature in Nineteenth-Century France, Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. xii + 245 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $50.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4962-0198-0.

Review by Bettina Lerner, The City College and the Graduate Center, CUNY.
H-France Review Vol. 87 (July 2018), No. 149


Anne O’Neil-Henry, Mastering the Marketplace: Popular Literature in Nineteenth-Century France
, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. xii + 245 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $50.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN-13: 978-1-4962-0198-0.

Review by Whitney Walton, Purdue University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 150


Danièle Fraboulet, Michel Margairaz and Pierre Vernus, eds.,
Réguler l’économie. L’apport des organisations patronales. Europe XIXe-XXe siècles, Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2016. 360 pp. €20.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7535-4757-5.

Review by Daniel Ringrose, Minot State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 151


Dominique Barjot and Thi Hoai Trang Phan, eds., Économie et Développement Durable: Héritage Historiques et Défis Actuels au sein du Monde Francophone
, Paris: Société française d’historie des outre-mers, 2016. 294 pp. Illustrations, tables, notes, bibliography, and index. 15.00€ (pb). ISBN 978-2-85970-054-6.

Review by Simon Jackson and Gemma Jennings, University of Birmingham.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 152


Luc Chantre, ed., Un administrateur colonial au coeur de l’Islam: Rapport de Paul Gillotte sur le pèlerinage des Algériens à La Mecque en 1905
, Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaires de Provence, 2016. 151 pp. Bibliography, appendices, and photographs. €15.00 (pb). ISBN 979-10-320-0073-1.

Review by Baz Lecocq, Humboldt University of Berlin.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 153


Shirley Jordan, Marie NDiaye, Inhospitable Fictions
, Research Monographs in French Studies 38. Cambridge: Legenda. 2017. 142 pp. $115.70 (US). (hb). ISBN 978-1-907975-85-1.

Review by Elisabeth Arnould-Bloomfield, University of Colorado, Boulder.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 154


Mary-Ann Constantine and Éva Guillorel, Miracles and Murders: An Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads
, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. xvi + 230 pp. CD, maps, plates, bibliography, glossary of places in French and Breton, index, and list of songs on the CD. £55.00/$80.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-19-726619-9.

Review by Jennifer J. Millar, The Open University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 155


Michael P. Fitzsimmons, The Place of Words: The Académie Française and its Dictionary during an Age of Revolution
, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. xv + 259 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $74.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780190644536.

Review by Robert A. Schneider, Indiana University, Bloomington.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 156


Antoine Marès, Wojciech Prażuch, Inga Kawka, eds.,
Les exilés polonais en France et la réorganisation pacifique de l’Europe (1940-1989), Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2017. 375 pp. Abstract, index, and bibliography. € 60.70 (pb). ISBN 978-3-631-67449-9.

Review by Maria Pasztor, Uniwersytet Warszawski.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 157


Samir Saul, Intérêts économiques français et décolonisation de l’Afrique du Nord (1945-1962)
, Geneva: Droz, 2016. 763 pp. 69.00€. (pb). ISBN 978-2-600-01899-9.

Review by Joseph Bohling, Portland State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 158


Lori Jo Marso, Politics with Beauvoir: Freedom in the Encounter
, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017. vii + 253 pp. Notes, references, and index. $95.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8223-6955-4; $25.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-822-36970-7.Review by Megan Burke, Sonoma State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 159


Marc Hersant, Saint-Simon
, Paris: Gallimard, 2016. 352 pp. Images, timeline, bibliography, and notes. €9.40 (pb). ISBN 978-2-07-046138-7.

Review by David Harrison, Grinnell College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 160


Sophie B. Roberts,
Citizenship and Antisemitism in French Colonial Algeria, 1870-1962, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 392 pp. List of figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $150.00 (hb). ISBN: 978-1-107-18815-0.

Review by Samuel Kalman, St. Francis Xavier University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 161


Kathleen Keller, Colonial Suspects: Suspicion, Imperial Rule, and Colonial Society in Interwar West Africa
, Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. xi + 243 pp. Map, notes, bibliography, and index. $55.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-8032-9691-6; $55.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-4962-0618-3.

Review by Liora Bigon, Holon Institute of Technology (HIT).
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 162


Samia Henni, Architecture of Counterrevolution: The French Army in Northern Algeria
, Zurich: gta Verlag, 2018. 336 pp. Illustrations, maps, plans, bibliography, index. $59.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-3-85676-376-3.

Review by Neil Macmaster, University of East Anglia.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (July 2018), No. 163

August Reviews

Thomas Carrier-Lafleur, L’Œil cinématographique de Proust. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2015. 713 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. € 49.00 (cl). ISBN 978-2-8124-4930-7.

Review by Marion Schmid, University of Edinburgh.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 164


Julian Swann, Exile, Imprisonment or Death: The Politics of Disgrace in Bourbon France, 1610-1789
. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. xxiv + 521 pp. £85. ISBN 978-0-19-878869-0.

Review by Jonathan Spangler, Manchester Metropolitan University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 165


Oscar Jané, Louis XIV et la Catalogne. De la politique au Sud de l’Europe au XVIIe siècle.
Perpignan: Presses Universitaires de Perpignan, 2016. 275 pages. Map, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and glossary. 22 € (cl). ISBN 9782354122522.

Review by Darryl Dee, Wilfred Laurier University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 166


Laurence L. Bongie, Sade: un essai biographique
. Montréal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2017. 408 pp. $49.95 CAD. ISBN 978-2-7606-3693-4.

Compte rendu par Stéphanie Genand, Université de Rouen-Normandie.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 167


Sébastien Vosgien, Gouverner le commerce au XVIIIe siècle: Conseil et Bureau du commerce.
Paris: Comité pour l’histoire économique et financière de la France, 2017. x + 546 pp. Tables, notes, annexes, bibliography, and index. 39€ (pb). ISBN 987-2-11-129391-5.

Review by Lauren R. Clay, Vanderbilt University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 168


Marianne Wheeldon, Debussy’s Legacy and The Construction of Reputation
. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017. x + 228pp. Illustrations, annexe, notes, et index. $45.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780190631222.

Compte rendu par Jean-Christophe Branger, Université de Lorraine (Metz).
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 169


Vladislav Smirnov,
Obrazy Frantsii: istoria, liudi, traditsii. Moscow: Lomonosov, 2017. 248 pages. ₽ 375.00 (hb). ISBN 978-5-91678-399-5.

Review by Alexander Mikaberidze, Louisiana State University-Shreveport.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 170


Pierre Glaudes and Anouchka Vasak, eds., Les nuages: du tournant des Lumières au crépuscule du romantisme (1760-1880).
Paris: Hermann, 2017. 1 + 354 pp. 28€ (pb). ISBN 978-2-7056- 9475-3.

Review by Caroline Ford, University of California, Los Angeles.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 171


Roger Price, Religious Renewal in France, 1789-1870: The Roman Catholic Church between Catastrophe and Triumph
. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 416 pp. $119.99 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-3-319-67195.

Review by Joseph F. Byrnes, Oklahoma State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 172


Bruce Berkowitz, Playfair: The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World
. Fairfax, VA: George Mason University Press, 2018. Xxiv + 477 pp. Maps, tables, figures, appendices, notes, and index. $34.85 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9781942695042.

Review by Anna Plassart, The Open University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 173


Matthew L. Reznicek, The European Metropolis: Paris and Nineteenth-Century Irish Women Novelists.
Clemson, S.C. and Liverpool: Clemson University Press, in association with Liverpool University Press, 2017. v + 224 pp. Notes, bibliography and index. $117,87. ISBN: 978-1-942954-32-3.

Review by Marguérite Corporaal, HLCS, Radboud University Nijmegen.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 174


Huw Grange, Saints and Monsters in Medieval French and Occitan Literature: Sublime and Abject Bodies
. Modern Humanities Research Association; Research Monographs in French Studies 53. Cambridge: Legenda, 2017. ix + 129 pp. Figure and notes. £75, $99, €85 (hb). ISBN: 978-1-781884-89-8.

Review by Brian J. Reilly, Fordham University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 175


Edward Shawcross, France, Mexico and Informal Empire in Latin America, 1820-1867: Equilibrium in the New World
. Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series. Cham, Switz.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. x + 294 pp. Bibliography, and index. $109.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-3-319-70463-0; $84.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-3-319-70464-7.

Review by Paul Edison, University of Texas at El Paso.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 176


Jason Herbeck, Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean
. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2017. x + 330 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. £85.00 (hb). ISBN 978-1-78694-039-1.

Review by Allison Connolly, Centre College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 177


Katherine Astbury and Mark Philp, eds., Napoleon’s Hundred Days and the Politics of Legitimacy.
Basingstoke, U.K.: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018. xvii + 288. Index and notes. $109.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 978-3-319-70207-0.

Review by Charles J. Esdaile, University of Liverpool.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 178


Alison Forrestal, Vincent de Paul, the Lazarist Mission, and French Catholic Reform
, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. Xiv + 312 pp. Maps, Appendices, bibliography, and index. $134.99. U.S. (cloth). ISBN 978-019-878576-7.

Review by Mita Choudhury, Vassar College.
H-France Review Vol. 87 (August 2018), No. 179


Paul Arnould, ed., Les Géographies de Tintin
, Paris : CNRS éditions (actes de colloque), 2018, 272 pp., 23€. ISBN : 978-2-271-11898-1.

Review by Jan Baetens, Université de Leuven (KU Leuven).
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 180


Manuel Bragança and Fransiska Louwagie, eds.,
Ego-histories of France and the Second World War: Writing Vichy, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. xvii + 333 pp. Figures and index. $99.99 (hb). ISBN 978-3-319-70859-1.

Review by Shannon L. Fogg, Missouri University of Science and Technology.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 181


Lela F. Kerley, Uncovering Paris: Scandals and Nude Spectacles in the Belle Époque
, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017. xiii + 278 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $48.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8071-6633-8.

Review by Stephen Harp, University of Akron.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (August 2018), No. 182

September Reviews

Joëlle Allouche-Benayoun and Geneviève Dermenjian. Les Juifs d’Algérie: Une histoire de ruptures. Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaires de Provence, 2015. 314 pp. Sources, bibliography, and glossary. 25.00€. (pb). ISBN 978-2853999984.

Review by Joshua Schreier, Vassar College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 183


Alexandre Deroche, Éric Gasparini et Martial Mathieu, eds., Droits de l’homme et colonies : de la mission de civilisation au droit à l’autodétermination
. Aix-en-Provence : Presses Universitaires d’Aix-Marseille, 2017. 515 pp. 40€ (pb). ISBN 978-2-7314-1060-0.

Compte-rendu par Manuel Covo, University of California-Santa Barbara.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 184


Kadji Amin, Disturbing Attachments: Genet, Modern Pederasty, and Queer History
. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2017. 272 pp. $94.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-8223-6917-2.

Review by Mairéad Hanrahan, University College London.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 185

Response by Kadji Amin, Emory University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 186


Goulven Oiry. La Comédie française et la ville (1550-1650): L’Iliade parodique
. Bibliothèque de la Renaissance, 78. Series editors: Mireille Huchon, François Roudaut. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2015. 793 pp. Appendices, notices, bibliography, and indices. $39.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-2-8124-3820-2.

Review by Kathleen A. Loysen, Montclair State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 187


Yannick Frizet, Munificence et stratégie de Louis XI en Midi provençal
. Aix-en-Provence : Presses universitaires de Provence, 2017. 598 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. €29.00 (pb). ISBN 979-1-0320-0112-7.

Compte-rendu par Noël Coulet, Université d’Aix-Marseille
.H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 188

Réponse de Yannick Frizet, l’Université d’Aix-Marseille.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 189


Marie-Hélène Cotoni,
Les Dégoûts de Voltaire: exploration d’une sensibilité complexe. Oxford: Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, 2017. xi + 311 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index of personal names. £70.00. (pb). ISBN 978-0-7294-1190-5.

Review by Jennifer Tsien, University of Virginia.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 190


Luke Sunderland,
Rebel Barons: Resisting Royal Power in Medieval Culture. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. x + 308 pp. Notes, appendix, bibliography, and index. $85.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 0-19-878848-5.

Review by G.E.M. Lippiatt, University of East Anglia.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 191


Eric T. Jennings, Escape from Vichy: The Refugee Exodus to the French Caribbean
. Cambridge, Mass. and London: Harvard University Press, 2018. 308 pp. Maps, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $35 U.S. (cl). ISBN 0-67-498338-6.

Review by Hunter Bivens, University of California at Santa Cruz.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 192


Fiona J. Griffiths, Nuns’ Priests’ Tales: Men and Salvation in Medieval Women’s Monastic Life.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018. x + 349 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $69.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8122-4975-0.

Review by John W. Coakley, New Brunswick Theological Seminary.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 193


Gülru Çakmak, Jean-Léon Gérôme and the Crisis of History Painting in the 1850s.
Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2017. xiv + 229 pp. Color plates, illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $120.00 US (cl.). ISBN 978-1-78694-067-4.

Review by Beth S. Wright, The University of Texas at Arlington.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 194

Chad Denton, Decadence, Radicalism, and the Early Modern French Nobility: The Enlightened and Depraved. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2017. xviii + 161 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. $80.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4985-3726-1; $76.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-4985-3626-8.

Review by Brian Sandberg, Northern Illinois University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 195

Chad Denton, Decadence, Radicalism, and the Early Modern French Nobility: The Enlightened and Depraved. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2017. xviii + 161 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. $80.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4985-3726-1; $76.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-4985-3626-8.

Response by Chad Denton, Independent Scholar.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 196

Ed Naylor, ed., France’s Modernising Mission: Citizenship, Welfare and the Ends of Empire. London: Palgrave MacMillan, St Antony’s Series, 2018. xli + 258 pp. List of Figures, Notes, Index. $99.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-137-55132-0; $79.99 (eb, all devices). ISBN 978-1-137-55133-7.

Review by Anndal Narayanan, University of North Florida.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 197

Kathryn E. Salzer, Vaucelles Abbey: Social, Political, and Ecclesiastical Relationships in the Borderland Region of the Cambrésis, 1131-1300 (Medieval Monastic Studies, 2). Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2017. xxviii + 366 pp. Maps, tables, illustrations, bibliography, and index. $125.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-2-503-55524-9.

Review by Suzanne G. Coley, University of Southampton.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 198

Calais Writers, Voices from the ‘Jungle’: Stories from the Calais Refugee Camp. London: Pluto Press, 2017. vi + 266 pp. Figures and index. £75.00 U.K./$99.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-7453-9970-6; £14.99 U.K./$21.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN: 978-0-7453-9968-3.

Review by Benjamin Thomas White, University of Glasgow.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 199

Thelma Fenster and Carolyn P. Collette, eds., The French of Medieval England: Essays in Honour of Jocelyn Wogan-Browne. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2017. xvii + 340 pp. Illustrations, bibliographies, and index. $99.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-84384-459-4.

Review by Claire M. Waters, University of California at Davis.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (September 2018), No. 200

October Reviews

Sara-Louise Cooper, Memory Across Borders: Nabokov, Perec, Chamoiseau. Oxford: Legenda, 2016. 161pp. bibliography and index. £75.00 (hb). ISBN 978–1–910887–08–0.

Review by Maeve McCusker, Queen’s University Belfast.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 201

Silyane Larcher, L’Autre Citoyen: L’idéal républicain et les Antilles après l’esclavage. Paris: Armand Colin, 2014. 383 pp. Notes and bibliography. €18.99 (eb). ISBN 978-2-200-28940-9.

Review by Nicola Frith, University of Edinburgh.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 202

Chantal Zheng, dir. L’Art nouveau et l’Asie. Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaires de Provence, 2016. 294 pp. Figures and bibliographies. 26€ (pb). ISBN 979-10-320-0029-8.

Review by Chelsea Foxwell, University of Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 203

Sophie Bouffier and Dominique Garcia, Greek Marseille and Mediterranean Celtic Region. New York: Peter Lang, 2017. 304 pp. $97.95 (cl). ISBN 1433132044.

Review by Ulrike Krotscheck, The Evergreen State College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 204

M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, Invisible Weapons: Liturgy and the Making of Crusade Ideology. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2017. xxv + 349 pp. Maps, illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. $69.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978150170515.

Review by Richard Gyug, Fordham University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 205

Alicia Spencer-Hall, Medieval Saints and Modern Screens: Divine Visions as Cinematic Experience. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2017. 304 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, index. €95.00 (hb). ISBN 9789462982277; €94.99 (eb). ISBN 9789048532179.

Review by Lisa Bitel, University of Southern California.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 206

Martyn Lyons, The Pyrenees in the Modern Era: Reinvention of a Landscape, 1775-2012. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. 267 pp. Maps, bibliography, and index. $114.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-3500-2478-6.

Review by Sandra Ott, William A. Douglass Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 207

Anita Rasi May, Patriot Priests: French Catholic Clergy and National Identity in World War I. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2018. x + 162 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. $24.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-8061-5908-9.

Review by Andrew Orr, Kansas State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 208

Nathalie Pigault, Les Faux Napoléon, 1815-1823 : Histoires d’imposteurs impériaux. Paris: CNRS Editions, 2018. 217 pp. €20.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-271-09285-4.

Compte-rendu par Brigitte Mahuzier, Bryn Mawr College.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 209

Fabien Deshayes and Axel Pohn-Weidinger, eds., L’Amour en guerre: sur les traces d’une correspondance pendant la guerre d’Algérie. Montrouge: Bayard, 2017. 328pp. Illustrations. €21.90. (pb). ISBN 978-2227489486.

Review by Arthur Asseraf, Trinity College, Cambridge University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 210

John D. Lyons, Tragedy and The Return of the Dead. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2018. 288 pp. $99.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-8101-3710-3.

Review by Jennifer Tamas, Rutgers University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 211

Timothy Verhoeven, Sexual Crime, Religion and Masculinity in Fin-de-Siècle France: The Flamidien Affair. Series “Genders and Sexualities in History.” London: Palgrave Pivot, 2018. xi + 122. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $54.99 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-3-319-74478-0. $39.99 U.S. (eBook). ISBN 978-3-319-74479-7.

Review by Robin Walz, University of Alaska Southeast.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 212

Paul Gauguin and Charles Morice, Noa Noa. Edited and with an introduction by Claire Moran. Cambridge, UK: Modern Humanities Research Association Critical Texts, vol. 50, 2017. 96 pp. Table and bibliography. $17.50 U.S. ISBN 978-1-78188-154-5 (pb).

Review by Heather Waldroup, Appalachian State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (October 2018), No. 213

November Reviews

Patrick McGuinness and Emily McLaughlin, eds., The Made and the Found, Essays, Prose and Poetry in Honour of Michael Sheringham. Oxford: LEGENDA, Modern Humanities Research Association, 2017. X + 190pp. Index. ISBN 978-1-910887-17-2.

Review by Verena Andermatt Conley, Harvard University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (November 2018), No. 214

Jean-Luc Nancy, The Disavowed Community, translated by Philip Armstrong. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. xxvii + 107 pp. Notes. $90.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780823273843; $24.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9780823273850; $23.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9780823273867.

Review by Adrian May, Independent Scholar.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (November 2018), No. 215

Boris Gobille, ed., Le Mai 68 des écrivains. Crise politique et avant-gardes littéraires. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2018. 400 pp. Bibliography, tables, and index of names. 25€ (pb). ISBN 978-2-271-08151-3.

Review by Michael C. Behrent, Appalachian State University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (November 2018), No. 216

Charlotte Brunsdon, Television Cities: Paris, London, Baltimore (Medieval Monastic Studies, 2). Duke University Press, 2018, 232 pp., 74 illustrations, $94.95 U.S., (hb), ISBN 978-0-8223-6894-6.

Review by Nahuel Ribke, Seminar Hakibutzim College – Tel Aviv.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (November 2018), No. 217

Bray, Patrick M., Understanding Rancière, Understanding Modernism (Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism). London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. xv + 295 pp. Figures, notes, and index. $35.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781501311376.

Review by Caitlyn Doyle, Northwestern University.
H-France Review Vol. 18 (November 2018), No. 218