H-France Reviews, Volume 21 (2021)

January/Janvier Reviews

Clara Sitbon, Boris Vian, faiseur de hoax: pour une démystification de l’Affaire Vernon Sullivan. Leiden et Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2019. xii + 238 pp. €94.00 (hb). ISBN 978-90-04-38527-6; €94.00. (eb). ISBN 978-90-04-38944-1

Compte-rendu par Cécile Pajona, Université Côte d’Azur.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (January 2021), No. 1.

Christophe Bident, Maurice Blanchot: A Critical Biography, trans. John McKeane. New York: Fordham University Press, 2019. v + 614 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $40.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9-78-0823281756.

Review by Adam Potts, Newcastle University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (January 2021), No. 2.

Pascal Bastien and Simon Macdonald, eds., Paris et ses peuples au XVIIIe siècle. Paris: Éditions de la Sorbonne/Comité d’histoire de la Ville de Paris, 2020. 304 pp. Figures, indexes, and abstracts. €25.00 (pb). ISBN 9791035105310.

Review by Katie Jarvis, University of Notre Dame.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (January 2021), No. 3.

Heather L. Bailey, The Public Image of Eastern Orthodoxy: France and Russia, 1848-1870. Ithaca: Northern Illinois University Press, 2020. xii + 294 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $55.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781501749513.

Review by George L. Freeze, Brandeis University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (January 2021), No. 4.

Alan Forrest, The Death of the French Atlantic: Trade, War, and Slavery in the Age of Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. xix + 352 pp. Maps, notes, bibliography, index. $45.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780199568956.

Review by Paul Cheney, University of Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (January 2021), No. 5.

Béatrice Craig, Female Enterprise Behind the Discursive Veil in Nineteenth-Century Northern France. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 307 pp. Tables, notes, appendices, bibliography. $99.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781137574121; $79.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9781574138.

Review by Michael S. Smith, University of South Carolina.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (January 2021), No. 6.

February/Février Reviews

Vincent Robert-Nicoud, The World Upside Down in 16th Century French Literature and Visual Culture. Faux-Titre, 426.Leiden/Boston: Brill/Rodopi, 2018. xiv + 284 pp. Bibliography and index. €121.00 (hb.). ISBN 978-90-04-38183-4; €121.00 (eb.). ISBN 978-90-04-38182-7.

Review by Tom Conley, Harvard University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 7.

T. Lawrence Larkin, In Search of Marie-Antoinette in the 1930s: Stefan Zweig, Irving Thalberg, and Norma Shearer. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. vii-xx + 296 pp. Notes and index. $89.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-3-030-14599-6.

Review by Laura Mason, Johns Hopkins University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 8.

Cyril Lécosse, Jean-Baptiste Isabey: Petits portraits et grands desseins. Paris: CTHS/Institut national d’histoire de l’art, with the Université de Lausanne, 2018. 328 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. €38.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7355-0855-6.

Review by Amy Freund, Southern Methodist University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 9.

Olivier Wieviorka, The Resistance in Western Europe, 1940-1945. Translated by Jane Marie Todd. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. xxi + 488 pp. $38.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9-78-0231189965; $26.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9-78-0231189972; $25.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9-78-0231548649.

Review by William I. Hitchcock, University of Virginia.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 10.

Patrick M. Bray, The Price of Literature: The French Novel’s Theoretical Turn. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2019. xiv + 147 pp. Notes, works cited, and index. $99.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN: 978-0-8101-3933-6; $34.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN: 978-0-8101-3932-9; $34.95 U.S. (eb). ISBN: 978-0-8101-3934-3.

Review by Adam Watt, University of Exeter.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 11.

Response by Patrick Bray, University College London.
H-France Review Vol. 20 (February 2021), No. 12.

Eric Fabre, Le commerce en haute Provence. Objets et moyens (fin du XVIIe-milieu du XIXe siècles), Paris: L’Harmattan, 2020. 362pp. €37.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-343-19718-0.

Compte-rendu par Eric Wenzel, Avignon Université.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 13.

Bishop, Michael, Earth and Mind: Dreaming, Writing, Being: Nine Contemporary French Poets–Yves Bonnefoy, Jacqueline Risset, Salah Stétié, Vénus Khoury-Ghata, Tahar Ben Jelloun, André Velter, Marie-Claire Bancquart, Jean-Claude Pinson, Jacques Dupin. Leiden: Brill/Rodopi, 2018. xii + 154 pp. Notes and select bibliography. €88.00 (hb). ISBN 789004367661; (eb) 9789004367760.

Review by Hugues Azérad, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 14.

Christophe Rivière, Une principauté d’Empire face au Royaume: Le duché de Lorraine sous le règne de Charles II (1390-1431). Atelier de recherches sur les textes médiévaux, 26. Turnhout: Brepols, 2018. 576 pp. Tables, figures, indices. Appendices online. €100.00 (hb). ISBN 978-2-503-58232-0.

Compte-rendu par Pierre Courroux, Université de Pau.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 15.

Marion Schmid, Intermedial Dialogues: The French New Wave and the Other Arts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019. ix + 228 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $100.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-4744-1063-2; $25.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-4744-8137-3.

Review by Dayna Oscherwitz, Southern Methodist University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 16.

Paul Fermon, Le Peintre et la Carte: Origines et essor de vue figurée entre Rhône et Alpes (XIVe-XVe siècle). Turnout, Belgium: Brepols, 2018. 507 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. €120.00 (cl). ISBN 978-2-503-58035-7.

Review by Michael Wolfe, Queen’s College, CUNY.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 17.

Michel Pastoureau, Yellow: The History of a Color. Translated by Jody Gladding. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2019. 240 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $39.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-691-19825-5.

Review by Heather McCune Bruhn, Penn State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 18.

Bryan C. Keene, ed., Toward a Global Middle Ages: Encountering the World through Illuminated Manuscripts. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2019. ix + 285 pp. Illustrations, maps, bibliography, and index. $60.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781606065983.

Review by Carol Symes, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 19.

Ian Coller, Muslims and Citizens: Islam, Politics, and the French Revolution. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2020. viii + 349 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $50.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978030024336-9.

Review by William S. Cormack, University of Guelph.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 20.

Sandrine Berrégard, Pratiques de l’argument dans le théâtre français des XVIe et XVIIe siècles. Paris : Classiques Garnier, 2020. 491 pp. Tables, notes, bibliography, and index. €87.00 (hb). ISBN 978-2-406-09285-8; €48.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-406-09284-1.

Compte-rendu par Jennifer Tamas, Rutgers University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (February 2021), No. 21.

March/Mars Reviews

Laurence Marie, Inventer l’acteur: Émotions et spectacle dans l’Europe des Lumières. Paris: Sorbonne Université Presses, 2019. 477 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. 26.00 € (pb). ISBN 9791023105551.

Review by Lauren R. Clay, Vanderbilt University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 22.

Davide Panagia, Rancière’s Sentiments. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2018. 142 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $89.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9-78-0822370130; $23.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9-78-0822370222.

Review by David F. Bell, Emeritus, Duke University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 23.

Linda Goddard, Savage Tales: The Writings of Paul Gauguin. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019. 208 pp. 74 color and 1 b&w illustration, bibliography, index, appendix. $40.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9-78-0300240597.

Review by Dario Gamboni, Professor Emeritus, Université de Genève.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 24.

François Zanetti, L’Electricité médicale dans la France des Lumières. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2017. xvii + 265pp. £70.00 U.K. (pb). ISBN 978-0-7294-1197-4.

Review by Kieran M. Murphy, University of Colorado-Boulder.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 25.

Dan Edelstein, On the Spirit of Rights. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 326 pp. Notes, selected bibliography, and index. $40.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780226588988; $29.99 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0226794303.

Review by Andrew Pendakis, Brock University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 26.

Noémie Étienne, The Restoration of Paintings in Paris, 1750-1815: Practice, Discourse, Materiality, translated by Sharon Grevet with forewords by Timothy P. Whalen and Mauro Natale and afterword by Dominique Poulot. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2017. xiv + 302 pp. Illustrations, notes, biographical dictionary of restorers, bibliography, and index. $69.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-60606-516-7.

Review by David O’Brien, University of Illinois.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 27.

Charlotte Guichard, La griffe du peintre: la valeur de l’art (1730-1820). Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2018. 355 pp. Figures, notes, index of topics, and index of names. €31.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-02-140231-5.

Review by Paula Radisich, Whittier College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 28.

J. Arnold, Musical Debate and Political Culture in France, 1700-1830. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2017. vi + 232 pp. Illustrations, tables, notes, bibliography, and index. $99.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781783272013.

Review by Julia Simon, University of California, Davis.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 29.

Hubert Bonin, Histoire de la Société générale, tome II, 1890-1914: Une grande banque française. Geneva: Droz, 2019. 1121 pp. Notes, illustrations, tables, bibliography, and index. €109.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-600-05872-8.

Review by Carlo Edoardo Altamura, The Graduate Institute, Geneva.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 30.

Douglas W. Leonard, Anthropology, Colonial Policy, and the Decline of French Empire in AfricaLondon: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020. xi + 235 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. £85.00 U.K. (hb). ISBN 9781788315203; £76.50 U.K. (EPUB eb). ISBN 9781786726131; £76.50 U.K. (PDF eb). ISBN 9781786736192.

Review by Roy Dilley, University of St Andrews.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 31.

Kathryn Kleppinger and Laura Reeck, eds., Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. x + 288 pp. Illustrations, notes, and index. $130.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781786941138

Review by Lucille Toth, Ohio State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 32.

Marva Barnett, To Love Is to Act: Les Misérables and Victor Hugo’s Vision for Leading Lives of Conscience. Chicago: Swan Isle Press, 2020. 213 pages. $30 U.S. (pb). Notes, appendices, and references. ISBN 9780997228762.

Review by Stéphanie Boulard, Georgia Institute of Technology.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 33.

Christine Mussard, L’Obsession communale: La Calle, un territoire de colonisation dans l’Est Algérien, 1884-1957. Aix-en-Provence: Presses universitaires de Provence, 2018. 356 pp. Notes, maps, charts, bibliography, and annexes. Ꞓ27.00. (pb). ISBN 9791032001462.

Review by Charlotte Ann Legg, University of London Institute in Paris.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 34.

Mona L. Siegel, Peace on Our Terms: The Global Battle for Women’s Rights after the First World War. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. xiii + 321 pp. Illustrations, notes, and index. $35.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-23-119510-2; $26.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-23-119511-9.

Review by Jean Elisabeth Pedersen, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 35.

François Médicis and Steven Huebner, eds., Debussy’s Resonance. Eastman Studies in Music vol. 150. Rochester, N.Y.: University of Rochester Press, 2018. xiv + 625 pp. Notes, illustrations, music examples, and contributor biographies. $125.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781580465250.

Review by Simon Trezise, Trinity College Dublin.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 36.

Patrick Awondo, Le sexe et ses doubles: (Homo)sexualités en postcolonie. Lyon: ENS Editions, 2019. 243 pp. Bibliography, list of acronyms and abbreviations, and glossary. €25.00. (pb). ISBN 979-10-362-0097-7; €14.99. (eb). ISBN 979-10-362-0098-4.

Review by Denis M. Provencher, University of Arizona.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 37.

Todd Shepard, Sex, France, and Arab Men, 1962-1979. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. 317 pp. Figures, bibliography, and index. $50.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780226493275; $36.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9780226790381.

Review by Arthur Asseraf, University of Cambridge.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 38.

Response by Todd Shepard, Johns Hopkins University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 39.

Ramzi Rouighi, Inventing the Berbers. History and Ideology in the Maghrib. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019. 312 pp. Bibliography and index. $79.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9780812251302.

Review by Fazia Aïtel, Claremont McKenna College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 40.

Response by Ramzi Rouighi, University of Southern California.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 41.

Natalie Edwards, Multilingual Life Writing by French and Francophone Women: Translingual Selves. New York and London: Routledge, 2020. viii + 176 pp. Notes, references, and index. $160.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780367150327; $48.95 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9780429054877.

Review by Julia Elsky, Loyola University Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 42.

Bruce Hayes, Hostile Humor in Renaissance France. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2020. xiv + 218 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $65.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781644531778; $32.50 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781644531785.

Review by Lucy Rayfield, University of Oxford.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 43.

Margot Beal, Des champs aux cuisines: Histoires de la domesticité en Rhône et Loire (1848-1940). Lyon: ENS Editions, 2019. 235 pp. Notes and bibliography. €28.00. (pb). ISBN 9791036201363. €0.00. (eb). ISBN 9791036201387.

Review by Lucy Rayfield, University of Oxford.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 44.

Elizabeth Morrison and Larisa Grollemond, eds., Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2019. xiv + 339 pp. Notes, appendices, references, illustration credits, index, and errata insert. $85 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978160606590.

Review by Jenny Davis Barnett, The University of Queensland.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 45.

Ève Morisi. Capital Letters: Hugo, Baudelaire, Camus and the Death Penalty. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2020. xiv + 265 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. ISBN 9780810141520 (hb), $99.95; ISBN 9780810141513 (pb), $34.95.

Review by Timothy Raser, University of Georgia.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 46.

Stenner, David. Globalizing Morocco: Transnational Activism and the Postcolonial State. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2019. xv + 289 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $90.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9781503608115; $30.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781503608993.

Review by Mark Drury, Princeton University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 47.

Judy Kem, Pathologies of Love: Medicine and the Woman Question in Early Modern France. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. xiv + 287 pp. Illustrations, tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, and index. $60.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4962-1520-8; $60.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-4962-1687-8.

Review by Dorothea Heitsch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 48.

Rosemary Lancaster, Women Writing on the French Riviera: Travellers and Trendsetters, 1870-1970. Leiden and Boston: Brill/Rodopi, 2020. xii + 275 pp. References, index, 20 colour illustrations and frontispiece. $140.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9789004428751; $140.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9789004433922.

Review by Melanie Hawthorne, Texas A&M University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 49.

Daniel Chirot, You Say You Want a Revolution? Radical Idealism and its Tragic Consequences. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2020. xii + 171 pp. $29.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780691193670.

Review by Lloyd Kramer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 50.

Charles-François Mathis and Émile-Anne Pépy, Greening the City: Nature in French Towns since the 17th Century. Translated by Moya Jones. Winwick: The White Horse Press, 2020. 332 pp. ISBN 978-1-912186-13-6.

Review by Caroline Ford, University of California, Los Angeles.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 51.

Christopher Lloyd, Guy de Maupassant. London: Reaktion Books, 2020. 216 pp. Thirty illustrations. £11.99 U.K. (pb). ISBN 978-1-78914-197-9.

Compte-rendu par Noëlle Benhamou, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens (France).
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 52.

Alexander Mikaberidze. The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. xxiii + 936 pp. Maps, notes, bibliography, and index. $39.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-19-995106-2.

Review by Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 53.

Bernard Gauthiez, The Production of Urban Space, Temporality, and Spatiality: Lyons, 1500-1900. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2020. xi + 257 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $68.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9783110619638; $68.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9783110623062.

Review by David Garrioch, Monash University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 54.

Michael Harrigan, Frontiers of Servitude: Slavery in Narratives of the Early French Atlantic. Manchester: University of Manchester Press, 2018. xii + 330 pp. Figures, notes, and index. $120.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9781526122261.

Review by Ashley M. Williard, University of South Carolina.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 55.

William S. Cormack, Patriots, Royalists, and the Terrorists in the West Indies. The French Revolution in Martinique and Guadeloupe 1789–1802. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019. x +390 pp. Maps, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $54.00 U.S. (cl.). ISBN 9781487503956; $54.00
U.S. (eb). ISBN 9781487519155.

Review by Flavio Eichmann, University of Bern.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 56.

Pierre Journoud, Dien Bien Phu. La fin d’un monde. Paris: Éditions Vendémiaire, 2019. 472 pp. Maps, notes, bibliography, and index. €25.00. (pb). ISBN 978-2-36358-325-3.

Review by M. Kathryn Edwards, Tulane University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 57.

Flavio Eichmann, Krieg und Revolution in der Karibik. Die Kleinen Antillen, 1789-1815. Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2019. 553 pp. $65.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9783110608830; $65.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9783110605853.

Review by Jeremy D. Popkin, University of Kentucky.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 58.

Diana Davis, The Tastemakers: British Dealers and the Anglo-Gallic Interior, 1785–1865. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2020. xii + 308 pp. Plates, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $65.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-60606-641-6.

Review by Conor Lucey, University College Dublin.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 59.

Jeff Kendrick and Katherine S. Maynard, eds., Polemic and Literature Surrounding the French Wars of Religion. Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture 68. Boston and Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2019. ix + 208 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, index. $102.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN
9781501518034; $102.99 U.S. (eb). 9781501513510.

Review by George Hoffmann, University of Michigan.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (March 2021), No. 60.

April/Avril Reviews

Griselda Pollock and Max Silverman, eds., Concentrationary Art: Jean Cayrol, the Lazarean and the Everyday in Post-war Film, Literature, Music and the Visual Arts. New York: Berghahn Press, 2019. xi + 250 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $135.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781785339707.

Review by Nikki M. Moore, Wake Forest University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 61.       

François Bougard, Alexis Charansonnet, and Marie-Céline Isaïa, eds., Lyon dans l’Europe carolingienne: Autour d’Agobard (816-840) (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019). 382 pp. Illustrations (colour and black-and-white) and plates. €80.00. (pb). ISBN 978-2-503-58235-1.

Review by Matthias M. Tischler, ICREA/Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 62.

Sam Bootle, Laforgue, Philosophy, and Ideas of Otherness. Cambridge: Legenda, 2018. 169 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. £75.00/$99.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN: 9781781886472.

Review by Renaud Lejosne-Guigon, independent researcher.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 63.

Virgile Cirefice, Grégoire Le Quang, and Charles Riondet, eds., La part de l’ombre: Histoire de la clandestinité politique au XXe siècle. Ceyzérieu: Champ Vallon, 2019. 305 pp. €27.00. (pb). ISBN 979-10-267-0832-2.

Review by Daniel A. Gordon, Edge Hill University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 64.

Emily Laxer, Unveiling the Nation: The Politics of Secularism in France and Quebec (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019). x + 293 pp. Photographs, tables, appendix, bibliography and index. $120.00 Cdn. (hb). ISBN 9780773556287; $34.95 Cdn. (pb). ISBN 9780773556294.

Review by Joseph Downing, London School of Economics and Political Science.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 65.

Paola Vismara. L’église et l’argent à l’époque moderne. Trans. Stefano Simiz. Chrétiens et sociétés: Documents et mémoires 34. Lyon: Laboratoire de recherche historique Rhône-Alpes, 2019. 213 pp. €20 (pb.). ISBN 979-10-91592-19-2.

Review by Jotham Parsons, Duquesne University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 66.

Jacob Collins, The Anthropological Turn: French Political Thought After 1968. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. 275 pp. Notes and index. $65.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780812252163.

Review by Emile Chabal, University of Edinburgh.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 67.

Evelyne Cohen, Anaïs Fléchet, Pascale Gœtschel, Laurent Martin, and Pascal Ory, eds., Cultural History in France: Local Debates, Global Perspectives. New York: Routledge, 2020. xi +332 pp. Annex and contributors. $160.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780367271879.

Review by Jennifer M. Jones, Rutgers University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 68.

Aro Velmet, Pasteur’s Empire: Bacteriology and Politics in France, its Colonies, and the World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. xiv + 306 pp. Notes, bibliography, illustrations, maps, and index. $74.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780190072827

Review by Michael A. Osborne, Oregon State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 69.

Dónal Hassett, Mobilizing Memory: The Great War and the Language of Politics in Colonial Algeria, 1918-39. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. xiii + 238. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $80.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780198831686.

Review by Megan Brown, Swarthmore College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 70.

Stéphanie Le Gallic, Lumières publicitaires: Paris, Londres, New York. Preface by Dieter Neumann. Éditions du Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, 2019. 384 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. €24.00. (pb). ISBN 978-2-7355-0892-1.

Review by H. Hazel Hahn, Seattle University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 71.

Bronwen McShea, Apostles of Empire: The Jesuits and New France. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019. xxix + 331 pp. $60.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4962-0890-3.

Review by Eric Nelson, Missouri State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 72.

Joseph Schmauch, Réintégrer les départements annexés. Le gouvernement et les services d’Alsace-Lorraine (1914-1919). Préface de Patrick Weiten. Avant-propos de Jean-Noël Grandhomme. Metz: Éditions des Paraiges, 2019. 548 pp. €25.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-37535-107-9.

Compte-rendu par Marc Feix, Université de Strasbourg.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 73.

May/Mai Reviews

Robert St. Clair, Poetry, Politics, and the Body in Rimbaud: Lyrical Material. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. viii + 271 pp. Figures, bibliography, and index. £60.00 U.K. (hb). ISBN 9780198826583.

Review by Marshall Olds, Michigan State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (May 2021), No. 74.

François Proulx, Victims of the Book: Reading and Masculinity in Fin-de-Siècle France. Toronto, Buffalo, N.Y., and London: University of Toronto Press, 2019. vi + 390 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $66.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9781487505479; $66.00 U.S (eb). ISBN 9781487532185.

Review by Robert D. Priest, Royal Holloway, University of London.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (May 2021), No. 75.

Luc Vancheri, Le Cinéma ou le dernier des arts. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2018. 316 pp. Bibliography and index. €29.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7535-7445-8.

Compte-rendu par François Giraud, University of Edinburgh.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (April 2021), No. 76.

Gábor Gelléri, Lessons of Travel in Eighteenth-Century France: From Grand Tour to School Trips. Woodbridge, U.K.: The Boydell Press, 2020. ix + 235 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. £75.00 U.K/$130.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781783274369; £19.00 U.K./$24.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9781787445772.

Review by Julia Landweber, Montclair State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (May 2021), No. 77.

Julian Hanich and Daniel Fairfax, eds., The Structures of the Film Experience by Jean-Pierre Meunier: Historical Assessments and Phenomenological Expansions. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019. xx + 354 pp. Notes. €55.95 (pb); ISBN 9789462986565. €0.00 (eb). ISBN 9789048537846.

Review by Christophe Wall-Romana, University of Minnesota.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (May 2021), No. 78.

Bruno Roche, Lumières épicuriennes au XVIIe siècle: La Mothe Le Vayer, Molière et La Fontaine, lecteurs et continuateurs de Lucrèce. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2020. 446 pp. Bibliography, index, works cited list. €61.60 (pb/pdf). ISBN: 9782745352521.

Review by Helena Taylor, University of Exeter.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (May 2021), No. 79.

David A. Bell, Men on Horseback: The Power of Charisma in the Age of Revolution. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020. 352pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $30.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780374207922; $14.99 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781250798626; $14.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9780374714741.

Review by Edward Berenson, New York University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (May 2021), No. 80.

Sarah Farmer, Rural Inventions: The French Countryside after 1945. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. ix + 168 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. £29.99. (hb). ISBN 9780190079079.

Review by Sue Collard, University of Sussex.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (May 2021), No. 81.

Anne Freadman, Holding On and Holding Out: Jewish Diaries from Wartime France. Toronto, Buffalo, and London: University of Toronto Press, 2020. xi + 262pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $85.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781487507534; $34.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781487525194.

Review by Laurien Vastenhout, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, University of Amsterdam.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (May 2021), No. 82.

Response by Anne Freadman, The University of Melbourne.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (May 2021), No. 83.

Bernard Rulof, Popular Legitimism and the Monarchy in France: Mass Politics without Parties 1830-1880. Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, 2020. Bibliography and index. xi + 350 pp. $31.49 (hb). ISBN 9783030527570.

Review by Pamela Pilbeam, Emeritus Professor of French History, RHUL and Birkbeck, University of London.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (May 2021), No. 84.

June/Juin Reviews

Gisèle Sapiro, Les écrivains et la politique en France: De l’Affaire Dreyfus à la guerre d’Algérie. Paris: Seuil, 2018. 394 pp. €25.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-02-107295-2.

Review by Robert D. Priest, Royal Holloway, University of London. 
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 85.

Malcolm Turvey, Play Time: Jacques Tati and Comedic Modernism. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. vii + 282 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $30.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9-78-0231193030; $90.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9-78-0231193023; $29.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9-78-0231550116.

Review by Mackenzie Leadston, The Ohio State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 86.

Liza Oliver, Art, Trade, and Imperialism in Early Modern French India. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019. 260 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. €99.00 (hb). ISBN 978-9-4637-2851-5.

Review by Elizabeth Cross, Georgetown University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 87.

Liam Considine, American Pop Art in France: Politics of the Transatlantic Image. London: Routledge, 2019. 176 pp. 8 Color/ 45 Black and White Illustrations. $160.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780367140137. $44.05 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9780367140168.

Review by Kevin Hatch, Binghamton University, State University of New York.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 88.

John T. Scott, Rousseau’s Reader: Strategies of Persuasion and Education. Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press, 2020. ix + 328 pp. Notes, bibliography, index, halftones, and tables. $35.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9-78-0226689142; $35.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9-78-0226689289.

Review by Jane Anna Gordon, University of Connecticut, Storrs.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 89.

Katie Jarvis, Politics in the Marketplace: Work, Gender, and Citizenship in Revolutionary France. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. xii + 334 pp. Figures, notes, and index. $47.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780190917111.

Review by Charles Walton, University of Warwick.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 90.

Richard Scholar, Émigrés. French Words that Turned English. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2020, vii + 253 pp. Acknowledgements, notes, references, and index. $29.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-691-19032-7.

Review by Annette Tomarken, University of Kent, Caterbury, UK.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 91.

Thomas M. Carr, Jr. A Touch of Fire: Marie-André Duplessis, the Hôtel-Dieu of Quebec, and the Writing of New France. Montreal & Kingston, London, Chicago: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020. x + 370 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $37.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-2280-00094-5; (cl). ISBN 978-0-2280-0094-5; (ePDF). ISBN 978-0-2280-0234-5; (eb). ISBN 978-0-2280-0235-2.

Review by Heidi M. Keller-Lapp, San Diego State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 92.

Suzanne Preston Blier, Picasso’s Demoiselles: The Untold Story of a Modern Masterpiece. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2019. xvi + 432 pp. Chronology, illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $114.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-4780-0005-1; $30.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-4780-0019-8.

Review by Thomas Folland, Los Angeles Mission College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 93.

Jessica Marie Johnson, Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. 360 pp. List of archives and databases, notes, index, and acknowledgements. $34.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780812252385.

Review by Deirdre T. Lyons, University of Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 94.

Françoise Vergès, The Wombs of Women: Race, Capital, Feminism. Translation and with an introduction by Kaiama L. Glover. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2020. xviii + 162 pp. $89.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-4780-0852-1; $23.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-4780-0941-2.

Review by Robin Mitchell, California State University, Channel Islands.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 95.

Virginie Chaillou-Atrous and Françoise Le Jeune, eds., Les circulations européennes à l’âge des empires coloniaux au XIXe siècle. Une identité genrée? Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2020. 180 pp. €22.00 (pb). ISBN 9-78-2753580107.

Review by Margaret Andersen, University of Tennessee. 
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 96.

Sylvaine Guyot and Jeffrey S. Ravel, eds., Databases, Revenues, & Repertory: The French Stage Online, 1680-1793/Données, recettes et répertoire: La scène en ligne (1680-1793). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2020. Open Access. Available at no cost, in both French- and English-language editions at cfrp.mitpress.mit.edu.

Review by Theresa Varney Kennedy, Baylor University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 97.

Kathryn Kleppinger and Laura Reeck, eds., Post-Migratory Cultures in Postcolonial France. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. x + 288 pp. Illustrations, notes, and index. $130.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781786941138.

Review by Lucille Toth, Ohio State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 98.

Aoife Connolly, Performing the Pied-Noir Family: Constructing Narratives of Settler Memory and Identity in Literature and On-Screen. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2020. ix + 223 pp.  Notes, bibliography, and index. $100.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4985-3735-3; $45.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-4985-3736-0.

Review by Amy Hubbell, University of Queensland.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 99.

Sandra Hindman and Elliot Adam, eds., Au prisme du manuscrit: Regards sur la littérature française du Moyen Âge (1300–1550). 301 pp. Turnhout: Brepols, 2019. €125.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-503-56635-1.

Review by Rosalind Brown-Grant, University of Leeds.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 100.

Mona El Khoury, Remnants of the Franco-Algerian Rupture: Archiving Postcolonial Minorities. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2020. viii + 316 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $120.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781793617699; $45.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9781793617705.

Review by Jennifer Howell, Illinois State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (June 2021), No. 101.

July/Juillet Reviews

Jean-Claude Mühlethaler, L’écrivain face aux puissants au Moyen Âge: De la satire à l’engagement. Honoré Champion, 2019. 369 pp. Index. €38.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2745350732.

Review by Deborah McGrady, University of Virginia.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 102.

Anne Conchon, David Plouviez, et Eric Szulman, eds., Le financement des infrastructures de transport XVIIe- début XIXe siècle. Paris : Comité pour l’histoire économique et financière de la France, 2018. 288 pp. €24.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-11-129431-8.

Compte-rendu par Frédéric Graber, CNRS, Centre Marc Bloch (Berlin).
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 103.

Laurent Heyberger, Les corps en colonie. Faim, maladies, guerre et crises démographiques en Algérie au XIXe siècle. Approche anthropométrique. Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Midi, 2019. 346 pp. Figures, maps, tables, notes, appendices, and bibliography. €25.00 (pb). ISBN 9782810706372.

Review by Richard C. Keller, University of Wisconsin.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 104.

Christian Albertan, Les Mémoires de Trévoux, 1751-1762 : Un moment dans l’histoire religieuse et intellectuelle de la France du XVIIIe siècle. 3 vols. Paris: Honoré Champion, 2020. 1842 pp. €190.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7453-5254-5.

Review by Daniel J. Watkins, Baylor University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 105.

Julia Frey, Venus Betrayed: The Private World of Édouard Vuillard. London: Reaktion Books, 2019. 422 pp. £39.95 U.K (hb). ISBN 9781789141603.

Review by Maika Pollack, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 106.

Benoît Turquety, Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub: “Objectivists” in Cinema. Translated by Ted Fendt. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020. 316 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. €109.00 (hb). ISBN 978-94-6372-220-9; €108.99 (eb). ISBN 978-90-4854-306-9.

Review by Claudia Pummer, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 107.

Simon Burrows and Glenn Roe, eds. Digitizing Enlightenment: Digital Humanities and the Transformation of Eighteenth-Century Studies. Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment 7. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020. 472 pp. Figures, tables, bibliography, and index. £65.00 U.K. (eb). ISBN 9781789621945; £65.00 U.K. (eb). ISBN 9781800345454.

Review by Hélène E. Bilis Wellesley College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 108.

Daniel Foliard, Combattre, punir, photographier: Empires coloniaux, 1890–1914. Paris: Éditions La Découverte, 2020. 455 pp. Bibliography. €23.00 (pb). ISBN 9-78-2348059636; €15.99 (eb). ISBN 9-78-2348059643.

Review by Will Fysh, University of Warwick.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 109.

Kari Weil, Precarious Partners: Horses and Their Humans in Nineteenth-Century France. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. xiii + 240pp. Illustrations, notes, and index. $90.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780226686233; $30.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9780226686370; $10-$30 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9780226686400.

Review by Chris Pearson, University of Liverpool.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 110.

Clare Siviter, Tragedy and Nation in the Age of Napoleon. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press and the Voltaire Foundation, 2020. xvii + 378 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $99.99 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781789621051.

Review by Logan J. Connors, University of Miami (FL).
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 111.

Jean-Claude Daumas, ed., Les révolutions du commerce: France, XVIIIe-XXIe siècle. Besançon: Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté /Les Cahiers de la MSHE Ledoux, 2020. 360 pp. Figures, indexes and biographies. €30.00 (pb). IBSN 9782848677224.

Review by Erika Vause, St. John’s University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 112.

Mark Bryant, Queen of Versailles: Madame de Maintenon, First Lady of Louis XIV’s France. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020. vii + 557 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $55.00 CAD (cl). ISBN 9780228003397.

Review by Christine Adams, St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 113.

Cornelia Ruhe, La mémoire des conflits dans la fiction française contemporaine. Leiden and Boston: Brill Rodopi, 2020. ix + 257 pp. Tables, bibliography, and index. €99.00 (hb). ISBN 978-90-04-42691-7; €99.00 (eb). ISBN 978-90-04-42902-4.

Compte-rendu par Charline Pluvinet, Université Rennes 2.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 114.

Robert A. Schneider, Dignified Retreat: Writers and Intellectuals in the Age of Richelieu. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. xi + 356 pp. Tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $90.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-19-882632-3.

Compte-rendu par Frédéric Charbonneau, McGill University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 115.

Joseph Bohling, The Sober Revolution: Appellation Wine and the Transformation of France. Ithaca, N.Y. and London: Cornell University Press, 2018. xi + 278 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $47.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781501716041; $23.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9781501716058.

Compte-rendu par Olivier Jacquet, UMR CNRS-uB LIR3S Université de Bourgogne.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 116.

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.

Compte-rendu par Nathan Bracher, Texas A & M University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 117.

Joël Blanchard, La Fin du Moyen Âge. Paris: Perrin, 2020. 342 pp. Figures, table, chronology, notes, bibliography, and indexes. €24.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-262-06851-6.

Review by Charles F. Briggs, University of Vermont.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 118.

John Warne Monroe, Metropolitan Fetish: African Sculpture and the Imperial French Invention of Primitive Art. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2019. xvi + 368 pp. Maps, notes, index, gallery. $45.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9-78-1501736353.

Review by Michelle Apotsos, Williams College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 119.

Response by John Warne Monroe, Iowa State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 120.

Pauline Goul and Phillip John Usher, eds., Early Modern Écologies: Beyond English Ecocriticism. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020. 310 pp. Index and illustrations. €99.00 (cl). ISBN 9789462985971; € 98.99 (eb). ISBN 9789048537211.

Review by Rebecca Zorach, Northwestern University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 121.

Edward Bizub, Faux pas sur les pavés, Proust controversé: suivi de, Beckett et Quignard à contre-pied. Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2020. Bibliothèque Proustienne 34. 469 pp. Bibliography, index. €87.00. (hb). ISBN 9782406093770; €49.00 (pb). ISBN 9782406093763.

Review by Adeline Soldin, Dickinson College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 122.

Response by Edward Bizub, Geneva.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 123.

Tracy Adams et Christine Adams, The Creation of the French Royal Mistress: From Agnès Sorel to Madame Du Barry. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020. xii + 236 pp. $89.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-271-08597-5; $29.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-0-271-08598-2.

Compte-rendu par Flavie Leroux, Centre de recherche du château de Versailles.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 124.

Brian Patrick McGuire, Bernard of Clairvaux: An Inner Life. Ithaca, N.Y. and London: Cornell University Press, 2020. xvii + 358 pp. Maps, figures, notes, sources and references, and index. $34.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9781501751042; $16.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9781501751547.

Review by Lauren Mancia, Brooklyn College, City University of New York.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 125.

Effie Rentzou and André Benhaïm, eds., 1913: The Year of French Modernism. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020. 352 pp. $120.00 U.S., £80.00. (hb). ISBN 9-78-1526145024; $120.00 U.S., £80.00. (eb). ISBN 9-78-1526145048.

Review by Adam Watt, University of Exeter.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 126.

Allen E. Jones, Death and Afterlife in the Pages of Gregory of Tours: Religion and Society in Late Antique Gaul. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2020. 324 pp. €109.00. (hb). ISBN 9789462988040; €108.99. (eb). ISBN 9789048540082.

Review by Ian Wood, University of Leeds.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 127.

Antonin Durand, Paul Mayens, and Lucie Rondeau du Noyer, eds., Les voyages forment la jeunesse: Les boursières scientifiques David-Weill à la découverte du monde (1910-1939). Strasbourg: Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, 2020. 390 pp. Bibliography, index, and references. €29.00 (pb). ISBN 9-79-1034400782; €13.99 (eb). ISBN 9-79-1034403905.

Review by Whitney Walton, Purdue University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 128.

Orest Ranum, Tyranny from Ancient Greece to Renaissance France. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. xiii + 178 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $59.99 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-3-030-43184-6; $59.99 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-3-030-43187-7; $44.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-3-030-43185-3.

Review by James B. Collins, Georgetown University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (July 2021), No. 129.

August/Août Reviews

Kamini Vellodi, Tintoretto’s Difference: Deleuze, Diagrammatics, and Art History. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. xx + 220 pp. Figures, notes, bibliography, and index. £90.00 U.K. (hb). ISBN 9781350083073; £28.99 U.K. (pb). ISBN 9781350170469; £26.00 U.K. (eb). ISBN 9781350083066.

Review by Jakub Zdebik, University of Ottawa.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 130.

Justin Izzo, Experiments with Empire: Anthropology and Fiction in the French Atlantic. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2019. ix + 282 pp. $99.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4780-0370-0; $26.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-4780-0400-4.

Review by Tobias Warner, University of California, Davis.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 131.

Simon Dell, The Portrait and the Colonial Imaginary: Photography between France and Africa 1900-1939. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2020. 247 pp. €55.00/$65.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9789462702158.

Review by Cécile Bishop, New York University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 132.

Étienne Tissot, Adolphe Monod (1802-1856). Un artisan paradoxal du Réveil protestant français. Lyon: Éditions Olivétan, 2018. 199 pp. Annexes and bibliography. €16 (pb). ISBN 978-2354794309.

Review by Anthony J. Steinhoff, Université du Québec à Montréal.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 133.

Morgan Powell, Gender, Reading, and Truth in the Twelfth Century: The Woman in the Mirror. Leeds: Arc Humanities Press, 2020. xiii + 419 pp. Notes, figures, appendix, works cited, index. $125.00 U.S., €109.00, £99.00 (hb). ISBN 9-78-1641893770.

Review by Jacqueline Victor, University of Chicago.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 134.

Christophe Broqua, Action = Vie: A History of AIDS Activism and Gay Politics in France. Translated by Jean-Yves Bart and Kel Pero. Foreword by David M. Halperin. Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press, 2020. xviii + 319 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $125.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-4399-0320-9; $125.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-4399-0322-3.

Review by Dan Callwood, UK Civil Service.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 135.

Dan Hicks and Sarah Mallet, Lande: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond. Bristol: Bristol University Press, 2019. x + 114 pp. Photographs, notes, references, and index. £45.00 U.K. (cl). ISBN 978-1-5292-0618-0; £8.99 U.K. (eb). ISBN 978-1-5292-0621-0.

Review by Beth S. Epstein, New York University, Paris.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 136.

Jean Beaman, Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France. Oakland: University of California Press, 2017. xiv + 152 pp. Methodological appendix, notes, references, and index. $34.95 U.S. (pb). 9780520294264; $0.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9780520967441.

Review by Melissa K. Byrnes, Southwestern University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 137.

Emile Chabal, France. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press, 2020. xxi + 202 pp. Maps, timeline, and index. $59.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9781509530014; $14.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781509530021; $12.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9781509530045.

Review by Alice L. Conklin, Ohio State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 138.

Jeanice Brooks, ed., Nadia Boulanger and Her World. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. xvi + 364 pp. Tables, figures, music examples, notes, bibliography, and index. $105.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780226750682; $35.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9780226750712; $10.00-$34.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9780226750859.

Review by  Jillian C. Rogers, Indiana University-Bloomington.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 139.

Sarah Zimmerman, Militarizing Marriage: West African Soldiers’ Conjugal Traditions in Modern French Empire. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2020. $34.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9780821424476; $80.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780821424223.

Review by Ruth Ginio, Ben Gurion University of Negev.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 140.

Abigail Lang, La Conversation transatlantique: les échanges franco-américains en poésie depuis 1968. Paris: Les Presses du réel, 2021. 331pp. Notes and index. €26.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-37896-178-7.

Review by Alexander Dickow, Virginia Tech.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 141.

Noah D. Guynn, Pure Filth: Ethics, Politics, and Religion in Early French Farce. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. viii + 261 pp. $69.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-0-8122-5168-5.

Review by Jonathan Patterson, St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 142.

Graeme Callister, War, Public Opinion and Policy in Britain, France and the Netherlands, 1785-1815. York, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. xiv + 348pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. €88.39 (hb). ISBN 978-3-319-49588-0; €88.39 (pb). 978-3-319-84193-9; €71.68 (eb). ISBN 978-3-319-49589-7.

Review by Christy Pichichero, George Mason University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 143.

Christy Wampole, Degenerative Realism: Novel and Nation in Twenty-First-Century France. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. 296 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $35.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9780231185172; $140.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780231185165; $34.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9780231546034.

Review by Russell Williams, The American University of Paris.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 144.

Response by Christy Wampole, Princeton University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 145.

Natalya Vince, The Algerian War, The Algerian Revolution. London: Palgrave Macmillian, 2020. xv + 227 pp. Illustrations. €25.99 (pb). ISBN 978-3-030-54263-4; €21.39 (eb). ISBN 978-3-030-54264-1.

Review by David Stenner, Christopher Newport University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 146.

Philip Mansel, King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2020. xxxvi + 604 pp. Maps, illustrations, genealogies, notes, bibliography, and index. $35.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-0-226-69089-6; $34.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-0-226-69092-6.

Review by Guy Rowlands, University of St Andrews.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 147.

Stephen Miller, Feudalism, Venality, and Revolution: Provincial Assemblies in late-Old Regime France. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020. vii + 221 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $120.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-5261-4837-7; $111.25 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-1-5261-4836-0.

Review by Robert H. Blackman, Hampden-Sydney College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 148.

Damien Delille and Philippe Sénéchal, eds., Modes et Vêtements. Retour aux textes. Paris: Institut national d’histoire de l’art and MAD-Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 2020. 512 pp. Acknowledgements, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. € 39.00 (pb). ISBN: 978-2-916914-92-3.

Review by Kasia Stempniak, Hamilton College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 149.

Stephen A. Toth, Mettray: A History of France’s Most Venerated Carceral Institution. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. xii + 263 pp. Figures, tables, notes, bibliography, and index. $43.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9781501740183; $28.99 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9781501740190 (pdf).

Review by Briony Neilson, The University of Sydney.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 150.

Paula Schwartz, Today Sardines Are Not for Sale: A Street Protest in Occupied Paris. New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. ix + 242 pp. $29.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780190681548.

Compte-rendu par Danielle Tartakowsky, Université Paris 8.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 151.

Patrick Lagoueyte, Les coups d’État, une histoire française. Paris: CNRS Éditions, 2021. 230 pp. Notes and bibliography. €24.00. (pb). ISBN 9782271115256.

Review by Philip Nord, Princeton University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 152.

Rémi Dalisson, Les soldats de 1940: Une génération sacrifiée. Paris, CNRS Éditions, 2020. 275 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. €24.00. (pb). ISBN 9782271126108.

Review by Drew Flanagan, University of Pittsburgh, Bradford.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (August 2021), No. 153.

September/Septembre Reviews

Judith Surkis, Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in French Algeria, 1830-1930. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019. xiii + 335 pp. Illustrations, map, bibliography, and index. $125.00 (hb.). ISBN 9781501739491; $29.95 (pb). ISBN 9781501739507; $109.99 (eb). ISBN 9781501739521.

Review by Jennifer Sessions, University of Virginia.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 154.

Alain Trouvé, Lire l’humain: Aragon, Ponge: esthétiques croisées. Lyon: ENS Éditions, 2018. 339 pp. €28.00 (pb). ISBN 979-10-362-0036-6; €14.99 (eb). 979-10-362-0037-3.

Compte-rendu par Luc Vigier, Université de Poitiers.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 155.

Élie Halévy: Republican Liberalism Confronts the Era of Tyranny. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020. 368 pp. Illustrations, notes, and index. $89.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9780812252033.

Review by Michael C. Behrent, Appalachian State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 156.

Thomas Beaumont, Fellow Travellers: Communist Trade Unionism and Industrial Relations on the French Railways, 1914-1939. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019. x + 271 pp. $45.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781789620801.

Review by Ludivine Broch, University of Westminster.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 157.

David A. Guba, Jr., Taming Cannabis: Drugs and Empire in Nineteenth-Century France. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020. ix + 302 pp. Notes and index. $120.00 CAD. (cl). ISBN 9780228001195. $37.95 CAD. (pb). ISBN 978-0-2280-0120-1.

Review by Lauren Janes, Hope College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 158.

Damon R. Young, Making Sex Public and Other Cinematic Fantasies. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2018. xii + 301 pp. $104.95 U.S. (cl). ISBN 978-1-4780-0133-1; $27.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 978-1-4780-0167-6

Review by James S. Williams, Royal Holloway, University of London.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 159.

James Connolly, Emmanuel Debruyne, Élise Julien, and Matthias Meirlaen, eds., En territoire ennemi. Expériences d’occupation, transferts, héritages (1914-1919). Villeneuve d’Ascq: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2018. 234 pp. Notes, index of place-names, index of people.  €23.00 (pb). ISBN 978-2-7574-1924-3; €17.00 (eb). ISBN 978-2-7574-1924-3.

Review by Martin Conway, Balliol College, Oxford.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 160.

Jillian Lerner, Experimental Self-Portraits in Early French Photography. London & New York: Routledge, 2021. xiii + 178 pp. Fifty-five black-and-white illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $155.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 978-1-501-34495-4; $57.95 U.S. (eb). ISBN 978-100-310550-3.

Review by Brynne McBryde, Fondazione 1563.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 161.

Jérôme Martin, La naissance de l’orientation professionnelle en France (1900-1940): Aux origines de la profession du conseiller d’orientation. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2020. 301 pp. Tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. €32.00 (pb). ISBN 9782343196701.

Review by Aro Velmet, University of Southern California.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 162.

Gayle K. Brunelle and Annette Finley-Croswhite, Assassination in Vichy: Marx Dormoy and the Struggle for the Soul of France. University of Toronto Press, 2020. xiv and 312 pp. Note on sources, figures, glossary of names, organizations, timeline, notes, suggested reading, bibliography, and index. $56.25 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9781487588373; $29.95 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781487588366; $22.95 U.S. (eb). Digital file.

Review by Mattie Fitch, Marymount University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 163.

Chelsea Stieber, Haiti’s Paper War: Post-Independence Writing, Civil War, and the Making of the Republic, 1804-1954. New York: New York University Press, 2021. xi + 380 pp. Maps, tables, figures, notes, bibliography, and index. $89.00 U.S. (cl). ISBN 9781479802135; $30.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9781479802159.

Review by Kaiama L. Glover, Barnard College, Columbia University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 164.

Harriet Stone, Crowning Glories: Netherlandish Realism and the French Imagination during the Reign of Louis XIV. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2019. xii + 298 pp. Illustrations, bibliography, and index. $72.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9781487504427; $72.00 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9781487530150; $72.00 U.S. (pdf). ISBN 9781487530143.

Review by Hanneke Grootenboer, Radboud University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 165.

David Todd, A Velvet Empire: French Informal Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021. 351 pp. Figures, tables, graphs, notes, bibliography, and index. $39.95 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9780691171838.

Review by Owen White, University of Delaware.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 166.

Sylvain Bertschy and Philippe Salson, eds. Les mises en guerre de l’État: 1914-1918 en perspective. Lyon: ENS Éditions ENS Editions, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon, 2018. 361 pp. Tables, maps, illustrations, diagrams, bibliography, and index. €29.00 (pb). ISBN 879-10-362-0045-8.

Review by Elinor Accampo, University of Southern California.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 167.

Mark McKinney, Postcolonialism and Migration in French Comics. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University press, 2020. 400 pp. Illustrations, notes, bibliography, and index. $74.00 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9-78-9462702417.

Review by Jennifer Howell, Illinois State University.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 168.

Richard Griffiths, France’s Purveyors of Hatred: Aspects of the French Extreme Right and its Influence, 1918-1945. London and New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2021. xiii + 230 pp. Preface, acknowledgments, abbreviations and conventions, appendices, notes, bibliography, and index. $128.00 U.S. (hb). ISBN 9-78-0367255848; $35.96 U.S. (pb). ISBN 9-78-0367255879; $40.45 U.S. (eb). ISBN 9-78-0429288494.

Review by Sarah Shurts, Bergen Community College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 169.

Itay Lotem, The Memory of Colonialism in Britain and France: The Sins of Silence (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Bibliography, index, and notes.  $74.32 U.S.(hb). ISBN 978-3030637187.

Review by Jessica Lynne Pearson, Macalester College.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 170.

Alexia Blin, Stéphane Gacon, François Jarrige, and Xavier Vigna, L’utopie au jour le jour. Une histoire des expériences coopératives (XIXe-XXIe siècle). Nancy: Arbre Bleu Éditions, 2020. 326 pp. Notes. €25.00 (pb). ISBN 9-79-1090129368.

Review by Donald Reid, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 171.

Carole Dornier, La Monarchie éclairée de l’abbé de Saint-Pierre: Une science politique des modernes. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020. xvi + 429 pp. €65.00 (pb). ISBN 978-1-789-62222-5; €65.00 (eb). ISBN 978-1-800-85777-3.

Compte-rendu par Gérard Raulet, Sorbonne Université.
H-France Review Vol. 21 (September 2021), No. 172.

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