H-France Review, Volume 20 (2020)

January Reviews

John C. Stout, Objects Observed. The Poetry of Things in Twentieth-Century France and America. Toronto, Buffalo, London: University of Toronto Press, 2018. xii + 285 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $85.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9-78-1487501570.

Review by Andrew Stafford, University of Leeds.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 1.

Nicole Dyonet, Nicolas Delamare théoricien de la police. Préface d’Yves-Marie Bercé. Paris : Classiques Garnier, 2017. 503 pp. 58 €. ISBN 978-2-406-06047-5.

Compte-rendu par Vincent Denis, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. .
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 2.

Louise Bourgeois, Midwife to the Queen of France: Diverse Observations. Ed. Alison Klairmont Lingo; trans. Stephanie O’Hara. Other Voices in Early Modern Europe: The Toronto Series, vol. 56. Toronto: Iter Press and Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2017. xx + 451 pp. Figures, glossary, appendices, bibliography, and index. $59.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-86698-576-5.

Review by Nina Rattner Gelbart, Occidental College.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 3.

Indravati Félicité, Négocier pour exister: Les villes et duchés du nord de l’Empire face à la France 1650-1730. Pariser Historische Studien, 105. Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2016. 545 pp. Tables, bibliography, index. $77.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-3-11-041520-9. $77.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-3-11-041549-0.

Indravati Félicité, Das Königreich Frankreich und die norddeutschen Hansestädte und Herzogtümer (1650–1730). Diplomatie zwischen ungleichen Partnern. Quellen und Darstellungen zur hansischen Geschichte, Neue Folge–Band 75. Vienna and Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2017. 439 pp. Tables, bibliography, index. €60.00 (hb). ISBN 978-3-412-50918-7.

Review by Michael North, Universität Greifswald.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 4.

Julie Singer, Representing Mental Illness in Late Medieval France: Machines, Madness, Metaphor. Series Gallica, 43.  Woodbridge, UK and New York: D. S. Brewer, 2018. xii + 360 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index.  $99.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-84384-512-6.

Review by Nadia Margolis, University of New England.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 5.

Susan Broomhall, ed., Women and Power at the French Court, 1483-1563. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2018. 384 pp. Figures, notes, bibliographies, and index. 129.00€. (cl). ISBN 978-94-6298-3427.

Review by Sheila ffoillott, George Mason University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 6.

Philip T. Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal, Dark Matter Credit: The Development of Peer-to-Peer Lending and Banking in France, Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2019. 320pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $39.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-691-18217-9.

Compte-rendu par Matthieu de Oliveira, Université de Lille.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 7.

Annabel Kim, Unbecoming Language: Anti-identitarian French Feminist Fictions. Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University Press, 2018. viii + 263 pp. Bibliography and index. $59.95 (hc). ISBN 978-0-8142-1384-1; $29.95 (pb). ISBN 978-0-8142-5501-8 (pb).

Review by Nathalie Ségeral, University of Hawaii at Mānoa.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 8.

Benoît Majerus, La folie à Paris. Du Moyen Âge à nos jours, expériences et représentations. Paris: Parigramme, 2018. 126 pp. Cartes, tables, documents, bibliographie et index. 19.90€. ISBN 978-2-37395-055-7.

Compte-rendu par Laurence Guignard, Université de Lorraine.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 9.

Deborah McGrady, The Writer’s Gift or the Patron’s Pleasure? The Literary Economy in Late Medieval France. Toronto, Buffalo, and London: University of Toronto Press, 2019. xiii + 321 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $85.00 CDN (hb). ISBN 978-1-4875-0365-9. $85.00 CDN (eb). ISBN 978-1-4875-1845-5. $85.00 CDN (PDF) 978-1-4875-1844-8.

Review by Julie Singer, Washington University in St. Louis.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 10.

Valérie K. Orlando and Pamela A. Pears, eds., Paris and the Marginalized Author: Treachery, Alienation, Queerness, and Exile. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2019. xix + 214 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $95.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781498567039; $ 90.00 U.S. (eb). 9781498567046.

Review by Alistair Rolls, Emma Hamilton, and Marguerite Johnson, University of Newcastle, Australia.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 11.

Romain Tiquet, Travail forcé et mobilisation de la main-d’œuvre au Sénégal: Années 1920-1960, with a preface by Alexander Keese and an afterword by Andreas Eckert. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2019. x + 282 pp. Bibliography, maps. €26.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7535-7610-0.

Review by Dior Konaté, South Carolina State University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 12.

Bonnie Effros, Incidental Archaeologists: French Officers and the Rediscovery of Roman North Africa. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. xiii + 371 pp. Map, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $49.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 9781501702105; JSTOR eISBN: 9781501718540.

Review by Kimberly Cassibry, Wellesley College.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 13.

Ioana Manea, Politics and Scepticism in La Mothe Le Vayer: The Two-Faced Philosopher? Tubingen: Narr Francke Attempto, 2019. 203 pp. Text and bibliography. 58€ (pb). ISBN 9783823382836.

Review by Anton M. Matytsin, University of Florida.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 14.

Ernst Jünger, A German Officer in Occupied Paris: The War Journals, 1941-1945. Foreword by Elliot Neaman. Translated by Thomas S. Hansen and Abby J. Hansen. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. xxxi + 462 pp. Notes, glossary of personal names, bibliography, and index. $40.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780231127400.

Review by Julia Torrie, St. Thomas University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 15.

Laurent Dornel, Stéphane Le Bras, Les Fronts intérieurs européens. L’arrière en guerre (1914-1920). Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2018. 369 pp. Figures and notes. 28 €. ISBN 9782753574779.

Compte-rendu par Clotilde Druelle-Korn, Université de Limoges.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 16.

Fabrice Boumahdi, Hergé. Le passager du XXe siècle. Paris: Editions Honoré Champion, 2017. 247 pages. Figures, notes, bibliography, and indices. £15.00. (pb). ISBN 978-2-7453-4814-2.

Review by Matthew Screech, Manchester Metropolitan University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 17.

Response par Fabrice Boumahdi, chercheur indépendant.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 18.

Peter Cooke and Nina Lübbren, eds, Painting and Narrative in France, from Poussin to Gauguin. London and New York: Routledge, 2016. xv +233 pp. Notes, figures, and index. $49.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9780367200275.

Review by Andrei Pop, University of Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 19.

Stève Puig, Littérature urbaine et mémoire postcoloniale, Paris: L’Harmattan, 2019. 262pp. Notes and bibliography. 27.00€. (pb). ISBN 978-2-343-17300-9.

Review by Anna-Louise Milne, University of London Institute in Paris.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 20.

Satish Padiyar, Philip Shaw, and Philippa Simpson, eds., Visual Culture and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. London and New York: Routledge, 2017. x + 252 pp. Figures, notes, and index. $165.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4724-4711-1.

Review by Gemma Betros, The Australian National University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 21.

Monique Delhoume-Sanciaud, Les Incas ou la destruction de l’Empire du Pérou de Jean-François Marmontel : Le Regard d’un homme du dix-huitième siècle sur le Nouveau-Monde, sa conquête et son évangélisation. Paris, Honoré Champion, 2017. 2 vols., vi + 1,322 pp., numbered consecutively. Maps, figures, notes, bibliography, appendices, and index. €199.05. (pb). ISBN 978-2-745-3070-3; ISSN 1259-4482; e-ISBN 978-2-7543-4818-0.

Review by Harvey Chisick, University of Haifa.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 22.

Michel Foucault, Histoire de la sexualité, vol. 4, Les Aveux de la chair. Edited by Frédéric Gros. Paris: Gallimard, 2018. xi + 426pp. Notes, annexes, and index of works cited. €24.00 (pb). ISBN 9782072700347.

Review by Michael C. Behrent, Appalachian State University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 23.

Agnès Lachaume, Le Langage du désir chez Bossuet: chercher quelque ombre d’infinité. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2017. 730 pp. €118.50. (pb). ISBN 978-2-7453-3176-2; (eb). e-ISBN 978-2-7453-3176-2.

Review by Nicholas Hammond, University of Cambridge.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 24.

Mollie M. Madden, The Black Prince and the Grande Chevauchée of 1355. Woodbridge, England and Rochester, N.Y.: The Boydell Press, 2018. xi + 248 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, bibiography, and index. £60.00 (hb). ISBN 978-1-78327-356-0.

Review by Clifford J. Rogers, West Point.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 25.

Michael Lucey, Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. 310pp. $90.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-226-60621-7; $30.00 (pb). ISBN 978-0-226-60618-7; $10.00-$30.00 (eb) 978-0-226-60635-4.

Review by Melanie Hawthorne, Texas A&M University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 26.

Gabrielle-Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise Du Châtelet, La Correspondance d’Émilie Du Châtelet. 2 vols. Under the direction of Ulla Kölving and Andrew Brown. Ferney-Voltaire: Centre International d’étude du XVIIIe siècle, 2018. Xii + 633, 592 pp. ISBN 978-2-84559-136-3.

Review by Julie Candler Hayes, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 27.

Jean-Philippe Luis et Fabien Conord, eds., Violence & politique de la Révolution française au début du XXe siècle. Clermont-Ferrand, Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal, 2019. 232 pp. Bibliographie. 20 €. ISBN 978-2845168299.

Compte-rendu par Pierre Triomphe, Archives Départementales de la Charente-Maritime.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 28.

Virginia Reinburg, Storied Places: Pilgrim Shrines, Natures, and History in Early Modern France. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019. xii + 261 pp. Maps, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $99.99. U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781108483117.

Review by Susan E. Dinan, Adelphi University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 29.

Suzannah Lipscomb, The Voices of Nîmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. xiv + 378 pp. Maps, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $39.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 978-0198797661.

Review by Allan Tulchin, Shippensburg University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 30.

Éva Riveline, Tempêtes en mer: Permanence et évolution d’un topos littéraire (XVIe-XVIIIe siècle). Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2015. 535 pp. Figures, bibliography, and index. €59.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-8124-3557-7.

Review by Hanna Roman, Dickinson College.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 31.

Jeanne de Flandreysy, Correspondance de la Grande Guerre à Folco de Baroncelli, tome I (1914 – 1915): Sauver le grand homme, réhabiliter l’image de la petite patrie, Colette H. Winn and Colette Trout, eds. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2018. 870 pp. Bibliography, index, illustrations. ISBN 978-2-406-07217-1; 67€ (pb).

Review by Martha Hanna, University of Colorado Boulder.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 32.

Dominique Kalifa, Vice, Crime, and Poverty: How the Western Imagination Invented the Underworld. Translated by Susan Emmanuel. Foreword by Sara Maza. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019, xiv + 278 pp. Notes and index. $35.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-231-18742-8; $34.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-0-231-54726-0.

Review by Stephen A. Toth, Arizona State University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 33.

Kathryn Robson, I Suffer, Therefore I Am: Engaging with Empathy in Contemporary French Women’s Writing. Cambridge, U.K.: Legenda, Modern Humanities Research Association, 2019. ix + 140 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $99.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-78188-675-5.

Review by Gill Rye, Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 34.

Gilles Havard, L’Amérique fantôme: Les aventuriers francophones du Nouveau Monde. Montreal: Flammarion Québec, 2019. 656 pp. Notes, bibliography, illustrations, and index. $45.95 CDN. ISBN 978-2890778818.

Review by Benjamin Hoffmann, The Ohio State University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 35.

Françoise Gevrey, Modèles et fiction à l’âge classique et au Siècle des Lumières. Avant-propos de Jean-Louis Haquette. Paris, Honoré Champion Editeur, « Les Dix-Huitièmes Siècles » 205, 2019, ISBN : 978-2-7453-4960-6.

Compte-rendu par Philippe Hourcade, Université de Limoges & Société Saint-Simon.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 36.

Reider Payne, War and Diplomacy in the Napoleonic Era: Sir Charles Stewart, Castlereagh, and the Balance of Power in Europe. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. xi + 262 pp. Maps, illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $120 U.S. (hb). ISBN HB 978-1-7883-1512-8.

Review by William Nester, St. John’s University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 37.

Claire Barel-Moisan et Jean-François Chassay, eds. Le roman des possibles: l’anticipation dans l’espace médiatique francophone (1860-1940). Montréal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2019. 483 pp. Notes. 36.00€. (pb). ISBN 978-2-7606-4017-7.

Review by William Cloonan, Florida State University.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 38.

Antoine Lilti, L’Héritage des Lumières: Ambivalences de la modernité. Paris: EHESS, Gallimard, Seuil, 2019. 403 pp. €25.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2021427899.

Review by Paul Cheney, University of Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 39.

Christophe Charle and Jacqueline Lalouette, eds., Maurice Agulhon: aux carrefours de l’histoire vagabonde. Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 2017. 234 pp. €21.00 (pb). Notes and index. ISBN 979-10-351-0018-6.

Review by Peter McPhee, University of Melbourne.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (January 2020), No. 40.