Ad Infinitum Books

Quick Search

Advanced Search



Click on Title to view full description

1 Defending National Treasures: French Art And Heritage Under Vichy.
Stanford University Press, Palo Alto: 2011. Karlsgodt, Elizabeth Campbell. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Defending National Treasures explores the fate of art and cultural heritage during the Nazi occupation of France. The French cultural patrimony was a crucial locus of power struggles between German and French leaders and among influential figures in each country. Karlsgodt examines the preservation policy that the Vichy regime enacted in an assertion of sovereignty over French art museums, historic monuments, and archeological sites. The limits to this sovereignty are apparent from German appropriations of public statues, Jewish-owned art collections, and key "Germanic" works of art from French museums. A final chapter traces the lasting impact of the French wartime reforms on preservation policy. In Defending National Treasures, Karlsgodt introduces the concept of patrimania to reveal examples of opportunism in art preservation. During the war, French officials sought to acquire coveted artwork from Jewish collections for the Louvre and other museums; in the early postwar years, they established a complicated guardianship over unclaimed art recovered from Germany. A cautionary tale for our own times, Defending National Treasures examines the ethical dimensions of museum acquisitions in the ongoing noble quest to preserve great works of art. Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Denver. "This book makes several critical arguments, including a strongly documented case for continuity in French cultural policy from the Third Republic through Vichy and the postwar years. Karlsgodt shows that French cultural policy during the Occupation must be understood more in terms of domestic interests than as a function of collaboration with the Germans. She raises important ethical questions about museum acquisitions policies, not only in Vichy France, but also in postwar France and elsewhere."—Bertram Gordon, Mills College 
Price: 57.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
2 Fontainebleau.
Conaissance Des Arts, Paris: 1991. Special Issue. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Includes a map of Fontainebleau, contains pictures and descriptions, along with some prose derscriptions of the area. 
Price: 19.90 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
3 French First Names.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 1999. h Hardcover as issued without dustjacket. Brand new book. 
This beautiful edition of French names is more than a source of inspiration for future parents, but also a valuable reference for anyone interested in French etymology and civilization. It includes over 400 French first names with meanings and famous bearers of the name, including historical names such as Carole -- "Strong and courageous" or Etienne -- "Crown of glory." 
Price: 11.35 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
4 Les Symboles De La Republique Francaise / The Symbols Of The French Republic.
Les Editions du Diplomate, Paris. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Text is in French and English. Presented by the Consulat General de France a New York on Le Quatrorze Juillet. A beautifully illustrated booklet in full color depicting the most important French symbols since the French Revolution. 
Price: 23.51 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
5 Les Symboles De La Republique Francaise / The Symbols Of The French Republic.
Les Editions du Diplomate, Paris. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Text is in French and English. Presented by the Consulat General de France a New York on Le Quatrorze Juillet. A beautifully illustrated booklet in full color depicting the most important French symbols since the French Revolution. 
Price: 23.51 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
6 APPLEWHITE, HARRIET B. Political Alignment In The French National Assembly, 1789-1791.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge: 1993. 080711751X / 9780807117514 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Analyzes the political alignment and loyalties of the deputies elected to the Estates General/National Assembly between 1789 and 1791, to understand how these men shaped the struggle that transformed France's constitutional structure and in vented its modern political practices. Includes an Index. 
Price: 34.20 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
7 BABELON, JEAN-PIERRE; D'HUART, SUZANNE; DE JONGE, ALEX (TRANSLATOR). Napoleon's Last Will And Testament: A Facsimile Edition Of The Original Document, Together With Its Codicils, Appended Inventories, Letters And Instructions, Preserved In The French Ational Archives.
Paddington Press Ltd., New York: 1977 0448221861 / 9780448221861 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 9.74 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
8 BAIRNSFATHER, CAPT. BRUCE Fragments From France.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good reading copy. Binding is broken, cover is torn. Webbing is exposed in the front and back. 

Price: 11.16 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Editions A.C.E., Paris: 1984. 2866640071 / 9782866640071 No. editeru: 0008. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Livre d'occasion. 
Au long de ses promenades dans Lyon, ce pieton amoureux vous invite - depuis le confluent des deux fleuves - a gravir la colline de Fourviere, a penetrer a l'interieur de la Basilique, en passant par les remparts de Perrache, le quartier d'Ainay, Bellecour, les quais de la Basilique, en passant par les remparts de Perrache, le quartier d'Ainay, Nellecour, les quais de la Saone, le pont Bonaparte, la montree du Gourguillon. Rene Basset, le photographe, est le complice du "Pieton de Lyon". 
Price: 45.95 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
10 BEEVOR, ANTONY & COOPER, ARTEMIS. Paris After The Liberation: 1944-1949.
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
"This absorbing book . . . explores all worlds, from tenements, brothels and factories, jazz cellars and studios, to salons, law-courts and the fossilized chaeaux of vielle France . . . Beevor and Cooper give a rich, many-layered account, selecting from official documents, private archives, memoires and histories with a wonderful lightness of touch, so that the most complex events become clear" --Jenny Uglow, Independent on Sunday 
Price: 4.89 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London: 2007. First English Language Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In the fall of 2005 the streets of France were rocked by civil disturbances on a scale unseen for decades. Only months earlier Azouz Begag, France's first minister for equal opportunities and first-ever cabinet minister of North African immigrant origin, wrote an essay laying bare the festering social and ethnic injustices that, as can now be seen in hindsight, led to the riots. This essay, published here for the first time, brilliantly documents the socioeconomic inequalities, ethnic discrimination, and political neglect that have bred a volatile generation of minority ethnic youths deeply distrustful of a society they believe has failed them. Blending autobiography with sociological and political analysis, Begag shows how social peace in France depends on transforming these disaffected youths into galvanized citizens. His insights into the malaise of France's urban ghettos offer lessons for developed countries throughout the world—and hope for the similar challenges they face. Azouz Begag, widely acclaimed as both a novelist and as a researcher at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) prior to his appointment as minister for equal opportunities in 2005, is the author of more than twenty books, including his autobiographical novel, Shantytown Kid, available in a Bison Books edition. Alec G. Hargreaves is Ada Belle Winthrop-King Professor of French and the director of the Winthrop-King Institute for Contemporary French and Francophone Studies at Florida State University. "The political and ideological challenges of reconciling republicanism with the demands of diversity are well illustrated by Azouz Begag's fine study, Ethnicity and Equality: France in the Balance."—Richard Wolin, The Nation "Ethnicity and Equality is a powerful book which should be read by all those that are interested in issues of race, racism and multiracialism to understand its constraints and bottlenecks to a fully integrated society."—Mwelwa C. Musambachime, International Journal of World Peace "Azouz Begag offers a compelling analysis of the unrest in the urban banlieues of the past thirty years and calls for changes in the failed 'French model of integration.' Alec Hargreaves's seamless translation and incisive introduction frame Begag's groundbreaking study and blueprint for ethnic harmony."—Christopher P. Pinet, editor in chief of the French Review "A witty, humorous and at the same time profound and moving analysis of the current situation in crisis-ridden areas of French cities which not only presents facts but also proposes sound and reasonable solutions."—Professor Dina Sherzer, Department of French and Italian, University of Texas at Austin "This book should be required reading for anyone interested in the challenges posed by living in an increasingly globalized world in which the accompanying cultural, religious, social, and political transformations force us to rethink our own identity."—Dominic Thomas, author of Black France: Colonialism, Immigration, and Transnationalism 
Price: 15.20 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
12 BERENSON, EDWARD. Populist Religion And Left-wing Politics In France, 1830-1852.
Princeton University Press, Prindeton: 1984. 0691053960 / 9780691053967 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is starting to fade. 

Price: 18.05 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
13 BERENSON, EDWARD. The Trial Of Madame Caillaux.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1992. 0520073479 / 9780520073470 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Early in the evening of the 16 March 1914 Henriette Caillaux, the wife of a powerful French cabinet minister, paid an unexpected call to her husband's most implacable enemy, Le Figaro editor Gaston Calmette. Madame Caillaux wore an expensive fur coat with a large fur muff to protect her hands from the wintry cold. After murmuring a few words, she drew her weapon and fired six shots at point-blank range. Calmette slumped to the floor, fatally wounded,; office workers seizedd Madame Caillaux, smoking gun in hand. In this elegant work of microhistory, Edward Berenson tells the story of what was for commentators of the Belle Epoque "the trial of the century." Includes an Index. 
Price: 16.58 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
14 BERNIER, OLIVER. Words Of Fire, Deeds Of Blood: The Mob, The Monarchy And The French Revolution.
Anchor Books/ Doubleday, New York: 1990. 0385413335 / 9780385413336 First Anchor Books Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
"A remarkably good book, studded with appealing detail unearthed by French historians in recent yerars...Bernier vividly describes the scene and the violence that followed"- Albuquerque Journal. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.31 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
15 BERNSTEIN, RICHARD. Fragile Glory: A Portrait Of France And The French.
Knopf, New York: 1990. 039458340X / 9780394583402 Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is torn in the front. 
Presents a panorama of France, from the most exalted to the most troubling to the most absurd: tyhe intellctual and artistic legacies of Sartre and Hugo, the comforting spirit of de Gaulle, the protracted debate over the alterations to the Louvre, the struggle with the country's collaborationist past and the rise of Jen-Marie Le Pen, the three different villages claiming to be the geographic center of France, the maniacal speed and agressiveness with which the French drive their automobiles. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.02 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
Universe Publishing / Vendome Press, New York: 1999. First U.S. Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the City of Lights, the buildings and monuments are symbolic signposts in the collective memory of France. This book presents more than thirty of the most noteworthy sites and buildings in Paris -- from the Saint-Germain-des-Pres church, boasting one of the oldest Romanesque bell towers in France, to the Pont Neuf, the Eiffel Tower, and the Louvre -- in lush, black and white images. Complete with historical information as well as practical facts for the visitor, this volume is both an architectural manual and a Parisian keepsake. 
Price: 30.59 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
17 BILLHARDT, ELIZABETH (TEXT AND PHOTOGRAPHS). Coastal Pleasures: Perusin The French Coastline.
Editions PC, Paris: 1999. Limited, signed edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. This is #348 of a limited, signed edition in English. 
The author writes, "Seduced by the provincial charm. its colorful wit and style, my fascination for the French coastal countryside grew out of an initial trip to the Mediterranean in 1980. I was next to encounter the pride and mystery of the Pays Basque and later the dramatic spaciousness of Normany. Enchanted by the spell of the elements and the colorful fabric of life I was discovering, I continued on, and found, thus, in retrospect, this book had begun." 
Price: 95.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
18 BOULDREY, BRIAN. Honorable Bandit: A Walk Across Corsica.
Terrace Books, Madison: 2007. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Crossing the unmappable scrub of Corsica, on the paths of bandits and patriots. Brian Bouldrey traveled to the island of Corsica, with its wine-dark Mediterranean waters, powdered-sugar beach sand, and a cuisine and wines fit for the rich. And then he walked away from all of them. Bouldrey strapped on a backpack and walked across Napoleon's native land with the same spirit many choose to dance or drink: to celebrate, to mourn, to think, to avoid thinking, to recall, to ignore, to escape, and to arrive. This wonderfully textured account of a two-week ramble along a famous Corsican hiking trail with his German friend Petra (she was good at the downhills while he was better at the uphills) offers readers a journal that is a launching point for reflection: thoughts on cultural differences, friendship, physical challenge, personal challenge, and getting very, very lost. Part travelogue, part memoir, and part lampoon, this book offers readers an impressionistic view of a little talked about yet stunningly beautiful landscape. "Reading Honorable Bandit, you enter not just another country but also the secret door into Brian Bouldrey's head, and that is the real fun, living inside this wonderful, wonderful writer with his sly humor and infectious tenderness for the world. I smiled or laughed out loud at every page. As often, I was moved by the author's poignant meditations. I didn't want the book to ever end."-Sharman Apt Russell, author of Hunger: An Unnatural History and An Obsession with Butterflies "Bouldrey's language is beautiful and pitch perfect; his story is deeply moving, wrenching sometimes, but always funny and uplifting and layered with an exquisite care. Take this pilgrimage with Bouldrey; you will be a better person for it." -Chris Abani, author of The Virgin Flames and Gracelan Brian Bouldrey has written six books and edited six anthologies, including three volumes of Best American Gay Fiction. His edited collection Wrestling with the Angel: Faith and Religion in the Lives of Gay Men won a Lambda Literary Award and his memoir Monster: Adventures in American Machismo was a Lambda finalist. He is the author of the novel The Boom Economy: Or, Scenes from Clerical Life, also published by the University of Wisconsin Press. He teaches creative writing at Northwestern University. 
Price: 25.60 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
19 BOURIN, ANDRE. The Chateaux Of The Loire.
JI Editions Sun Paris. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Pages are loose from binding and one has seperated. 

Price: 15.91 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
20 BROGAN, D. W. & THE EDITORS OF LIFE. Life World Library: France.
Time Incorporated, New York: 1966. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Looks at the history, politics, and society of France. Maps of France appear on front and back endpapers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 3.33 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
  1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8  NEXT >  

Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by