Free France

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Download or read book Free France written by and published by . This book was released on 1945 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Faith and Fortunes of France's Huguenots, 1600-85

Publisher : Ashgate Pub Limited
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Pages : 336 pages
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Download or read book The Faith and Fortunes of France's Huguenots, 1600-85 written by Philip Benedict and published by Ashgate Pub Limited. This book was released on 2001 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays presented in this book represent a series of explorations in the social and religious history of France's Huguenots between the Edict of Nantes and its revocation. This book investigates the history of the Huguenots: how the community evolved numerically and sociologically in the face of intensifying pressure to return to the Catholic church; the nature of huguenot identity; the religious psychology, cultural practices and mental world of the group and its members. It also studies marital customs, moral beliefs, social mobility and wealth accumulation. The author explores whether there was a link between Calvinism and capitalism, as German sociologist Max Weber believed. He looks at whether the Huguenots displayed a greater inner-wordly asceticism or more of an aptitude for economic success than their Catholic neighbours. There is an investigation of the Protestant and Catholic visual cultures and a look at their behaviours and customs.

France

Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
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ISBN : 1617878197
Pages : 144 pages
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Download or read book France written by Ida Walker and published by ABDO Publishing Company. This book was released on 2011-09-01 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore diverse landscapes, travel back in time, and discover unique populations, all without leaving your chair! Start your international tour in France, land of the Eiffel tower, the Palace of Versailles, the Loire valley, world-famous cuisine, and so much more. This colorful, informative book introduces FranceÍs history, geography, culture, climate, government, economy, and other significant features. Sidebars, maps, fact pages, a glossary, a timeline, historic images and full-color photos, and well-placed graphs and charts enhance this engaging title. Countries of the World is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

France

Publisher : International Monetary Fund
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ISBN : 1498359914
Pages : 68 pages
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Download or read book France written by International Monetary Fund. European Dept. and published by International Monetary Fund. This book was released on 2016-07-12 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Selected Issues paper examines the causes and potential remedies for structural unemployment in France. Structural unemployment in France has long been elevated, and appears to have edged up further since the crisis. This reflects both demand and supply factors, including: high labor taxes, wage stickiness, a growing skill gap, hysteresis effects from the crisis years, a lengthy period of elevated economic uncertainty, inactivity traps created by the unemployment and welfare benefit systems, and demographic factors that have pushed up the labor force. The cyclical recovery is projected to bring down the unemployment rate only slowly. Reducing labor tax wedges can increase both output and employment.

Nationalizing France's Army

Publisher : University of Virginia Press
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ISBN : 0813938341
Pages : 320 pages
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Download or read book Nationalizing France's Army written by Christopher J. Tozzi and published by University of Virginia Press. This book was released on 2016-05-30 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before the French Revolution, tens of thousands of foreigners served in France’s army. They included troops from not only all parts of Europe but also places as far away as Madagascar, West Africa, and New York City. Beginning in 1789, the French revolutionaries, driven by a new political ideology that placed "the nation" at the center of sovereignty, began aggressively purging the army of men they did not consider French, even if those troops supported the new regime. Such efforts proved much more difficult than the revolutionaries anticipated, however, owing to both their need for soldiers as France waged war against much of the rest of Europe and the difficulty of defining nationality cleanly at the dawn of the modern era. Napoleon later faced the same conundrums as he vacillated between policies favoring and rejecting foreigners from his army. It was not until the Bourbon Restoration, when the modern French Foreign Legion appeared, that the French state established an enduring policy on the place of foreigners within its armed forces. By telling the story of France’s noncitizen soldiers—who included men born abroad as well as Jews and blacks whose citizenship rights were subject to contestation—Christopher Tozzi sheds new light on the roots of revolutionary France’s inability to integrate its national community despite the inclusionary promise of French republicanism. Drawing on a range of original, unpublished archival sources, Tozzi also highlights the linguistic, religious, cultural, and racial differences that France’s experiments with noncitizen soldiers introduced to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French society. Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for an Outstanding Work of Scholarship in Eighteenth-Century Studies

Who Owns Whom

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Download or read book Who Owns Whom written by and published by . This book was released on 1998 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Vichy Past in France Today

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ISBN : 1498550339
Pages : 168 pages
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Download or read book The Vichy Past in France Today written by Richard J. Golsan and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-12-20 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Vichy Past in France Today: Corruptions of Memory is an interdisciplinary study examining the continuing impact of the memory of Vichy and World War II in French politics, literature, intellectual discourse and debates, and the law. It argues that despite multiple efforts in all of these areas to come to terms with France’s World War II past and to fulfill a “duty to memory” to Vichy’s Jewish victims, the nation is still not reconciled to the so-called “Dark Years,” even seventy years after the Liberation. Indeed the Vichy past “occupies” important recent works of literature, inflects much political discussion and debate, often serving as a metaphor for political (and moral) evil. Its legacies include the passage of problematic laws that dangerously distort and simplify complex historical realities. Chapter I examines the historical and legal legacies of the 1990s trials for crimes against humanity and traces their impact on the so-called “memorial laws” of the new century. Chapter II revisits the 2002 presidential elections in France and the impact of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s first round victory on intellectual and cultural debate. Chapter III explores Alain Badiou’s controversial characterization of Sarkozy’s presidential victory as a return of “Petainism” in The Meaning of Sarkozy. The discussion is cast against the backdrop of Badiou’s “radical” political thought and Sarkozy’s political uses and misuses of the World War II past. Chapter IV examines the controversy surrounding the publication of Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones (2006) and its morally and historically problematic portrayal of an unrepentant Nazi and SS officer. Chapter V discusses Yannick Haenel’s fictional recreation of the Polish resistance hero Jan Karski (The Messenger, 2009) in his novel by that name, and the polemics between the novel’s author and the maker of the classic Holocaust documentary film, Shoah, Claude Lanzmann. The Conclusion first explores the ways in which the memory of Vichy inflects literary and political reflections on the recent terrorist attacks in France. It also examines strategies proposed by French philosophers for moving beyond the “impasse” of Vichy’s memory in France before concluding with a different strategy proposed by the author for the French nation to move beyond the memory of the Dark Years.

Shaping Modern Times in Rural France

Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 0691226849
Pages : 248 pages
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Download or read book Shaping Modern Times in Rural France written by Susan Carol Rogers and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-09 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Challenging the notion that modernization is a homogenizing process, Susan Rogers contends that in the course of large-scale transformations communities often reproduce and strengthen distinctive cultural and social features. To make this argument, she focuses on the French farming community of "Ste Foy" during a period of rapid change (1945-75). Using ethnographic field data and archival material that she collected as a "participant-observer," she finds an intriguing puzzle: an allegedly archaic social form, the ostal, has become increasingly common in the community. The ostal, a type of family farm organized around an extended "stem family" household, is a variant of the stem family systems associated with preindustrial southern Europe. How have Ste Foyans continued to remake this "archaic" mode as their community grew more prosperous and more involved in national and international markets? In showing how the specific identity of a community is reproduced rather than obliterated by modernization, the author reveals dialectical relationships between structure and change, history and culture, and the centralized nation-state and regional diversity. This analysis addresses anthropologists, historians, and scholars interested in local politics and economic development.

Carolingian and Romanesque Architecture, 800 to 1200

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Pages : 343 pages
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Download or read book Carolingian and Romanesque Architecture, 800 to 1200 written by Kenneth John Conant and published by Viking Adult. This book was released on 1959 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Professor Conant's detailed studies of Santiago de Compostela and of the abbey church at Cluny fit him for this account of building in the period of the round arch which preceded Gothic. In this volume he shows how, at the instigation of the monasteries during the little renaissance of Charlemagne, Roman methods of construction were revived and fused with local traditions to produce a distinctive Carolingian manner; and how such monuments as the Palatine Chapel at Aachen already contained hints of the nobler and more mature Romanesque style which was to become international. professor Conant extends his survey to cover the regions of medieval France, Spain, Portugal, the Holy Land, Italy, Germany, Northern Europe, and Britain.

Information Processing

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Worldwide Register of Adult Education

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Pages : 92 pages
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Download or read book Worldwide Register of Adult Education written by Alex Sandri White and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Supplement to the World Trade Annual

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Download or read book Supplement to the World Trade Annual written by and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Download or read book Bulletin Trimestriel de L'Association Internationale Des Bibliothecaires Et Documentalistes Agricoles written by International Association of Agricultural Librarians and Documentalists and published by . This book was released on 1959 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: