H-France Reviews: Volume 18

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.
Response by Suzanne M. Singletary, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University).
H-France Review Vol. 18 (March 2018), Nos. 44 and 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

 

 

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