In response to a global convention held at draw back Abbey in 1999, those 14 essays handle a variety of facets of monastic schooling and academic practices in England, France, Germany and the Low international locations from the eighth to sixteenth century. extra particularly they spotlight the variety in academic practices and talk about matters that have now not been good coated in different courses akin to the function of track, liturgy, actual education and the significance of woman, in addition to male schooling.

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By Robert Zaretsky

Exploring issues that preoccupied Albert Camus--absurdity, silence, rebellion, constancy, and moderation--Robert Zaretsky portrays a moralist who refused to be fooled by way of the nobler names we assign to our activities, and who driven himself, and people approximately him, to problem the prestige quo. For Camus, uprising opposed to injustice is the human situation.

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By Jean Nicolas

De l. a. Fronde et l. a. révolution de 1789, Jean Nicolas examine l. a. violence populaire, dans ses dimensions libératrices, passéistes et novatrices. Croisant les approches - sociologique, anthropologique, économique -, il parcourt un champ jusque-là peu exploré : los angeles vie au jour le jour, avec les cris pour le soreness, l. a. contrebande du sel et du tabac, l. a. grève à los angeles fabrique. Mais los angeles mobilisation porte aussi sur d'autres enjeux moins immédiats, autour de certitudes et d'espérances, tout ce que recouvrent les mots dignité, liberté pour l'individu porté par le groupe, pour los angeles collectivité réduite ou élargie. position est enfin faite, dans le grand récit historique nationwide, aux irréductibles, à tous les refus jetés à l. a. face des hiérarchies et des pouvoirs. los angeles rébellion constitue un mode qui a fait du heurt et de l. a. rupture le principe du changement dans l'espace français.

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By Matthew Cobb

An highly gripping daily account of the liberation of Paris from the Nazis in August 1944
The liberation of Paris was once a momentous element in 20th-century background, but it truly is now principally forgotten open air France. This book is a pulsating hour-by-hour reconstruction of those tumultuous occasions that formed the ultimate part of the conflict and the way forward for France, instructed with the velocity of a mystery. whereas reading the conflicting nationwide and overseas pursuits that performed out within the bloody highway scuffling with, it tells of the way, in 11 dramatic days, humans lived, fought, and died within the most lovely urban on this planet. established principally on unpublished archive fabric, together with mystery conversations, coded messages, diaries, and eyewitness money owed, this publication chronicles how those August days have been skilled in very alternative ways via traditional Parisians, Resistance warring parties, French collaborators, rank-and-file German squaddies, Allied and French spies, and the Allied and German excessive instructions. notably, it indicates that whereas the liberation of Paris will be attributed to the audacity of the Resistance, the weak spot of the Germans, and the power of the Allies, the main to all of it was once the Parisians who by means of flip outfitted highway barricades and sunbathed at the banks of the Seine, who fought the Germans and easily attempted to outlive until eventually the Germans ultimately surrendered, in a billiard room on the Prefecture of Police. the most iconic moments within the background of the twentieth century had come to a detailed, and the face of Paris might by no means be an identical again.

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By Olivier Magny

This publication describes like no others what actually makes Paris lifestyles so detailed. Olivier Magny is a true Parisian: he was once born and raised within the urban of lighting and stocks the following his spot-on analyses and valuable insights approximately his urban.

And he does all that with nice humor and wit. The sequence of articles offered in that e-book even conquered the hearts of the French, the place it grew to become a countrywide best-seller.

So as a way to comprehend Paris because it is, comprehend issues past clichés, study the tips and words that might make you mix in and feature a great snigger all even as - this could simply be the booklet for you.

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The Invention of Paris is a travel throughout the streets and heritage of the French capital less than the suggestions of radical Parisian writer and writer Eric Hazan.

Hazan finds a urban whose squares echo with the riots, rebellions and revolutions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Combining the raconteur’s ear for a narrative with a historian’s command of the proof, he introduces an incomparable solid of characters: the literati, the philosophers and the artists—Balzac, Baudelaire, Blanqui, Flaubert, Hugo, Maney, and Proust, in fact; but additionally Doisneau, Nerval and Rousseau.

It is a Paris dyed a deep purple in its convictions. it really is haunted and vitalized by means of the historical past of the barricades, which Hazan retells in wealthy element. The Invention of Paris opens a window at the forgotten byways of the capital’s bright and bloody previous, revealing town in remarkable new shades.

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By Stanley Karnow

In July 1947, clean out of faculty and lengthy prior to he may win the Pulitzer Prize and turn into referred to as one in all America's most interesting historians, Stanley Karnow boarded a freighter sure for France, making plans to stick for the summer season. He stayed for ten years, first as a scholar and later as a correspondent for Time journal. by the point he left, Karnow knew Paris so in detail that his French colleagues dubbed him "le plus parisien des Américains" --the such a lot Parisian American. Now, Karnow returns to the France of his adolescence, perceptively and wittily illuminating a time and position like none other.

Karnow got here to France at a time whilst the French have been striving to come to the lifestyles they'd loved earlier than the devastation of worldwide conflict II. but even in the course of meals shortages, political upheavals, and the fight to return to phrases with a global during which France used to be not the potent energy it were, Paris remained a urban of fashion, ardour, and romance. Paris within the Fifties transports us to Latin zone cafés and basement jazz golf equipment, to unheated flats and excellent ballrooms. We meet such favorite political figures as Charles de Gaulle and Pierre Mendès-France, in addition to Communist hacks and the demagogic tax insurgent Pierre Poujade. We get to understand illustrious intellectuals, between them Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Albert Camus, and André Malraux, and stopover at the glittering salons the place aristocrats with beautiful manners mingled with fashionable novelists, poets, critics, artists, composers, playwrights, and actors. We meet Christian Dior, who taught Karnow the secrets and techniques of high fashion, and Prince Curnonsky, France's prime gourmand, who taught the younger reporter to understand the complexities of haute food. Karnow takes us to marathon homicide trials in musty courtrooms, accompanies a gaggle of tipsy wine connoisseurs on a journey of the Beaujolais vineyards, and remembers the well-known car race at Le Mans while a catastrophic coincidence killed greater than 80 spectators. again in Paris, Karnow frolicked with vacationing celebrities like Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and Audrey Hepburn, and in Paris within the Fifties we meet them too.

A veteran reporter and historian, Karnow has written a shiny and pleasant chronicle of a charmed decade within the maximum urban on this planet.

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The awesome untold tale of France’s brave, smart vinters who safe and rescued the country’s so much precious commodity from German plunder in the course of international warfare II.

"To be a Frenchman ability to struggle on your nation and its wine."
–Claude Terrail, proprietor, eating place l. a. journey d’Argent

In 1940, France fell to the Nazis and presently the German military all started a crusade of pillaging one of many resources the French carry most beneficial: their wine. Like others within the French Resistance, winemakers mobilized to oppose their occupiers, however the story in their striking efforts has remained principally unknown–until now. this is often the exciting and harrowing tale of the French wine manufacturers who undertook creative, bold measures to avoid wasting their loved vegetation and bottles because the Germans closed in on them. Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known bankruptcy of heritage, and stands as a tribute to striking people who waged a conflict that, in a truly possible way, kept the spirit of France.

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By Patrick Sénécal

Après avoir sauvé le père Noël et le lapin de Pâques de l'emprise de monsieur Setteur, Rom et Nat sont devenus des héros aux yeux de leurs concitoyens et des médias. Toute cette recognition les entraîne dans un dangereux rapport de rivalité, dont ils devront se sortir pour sauver les enfants du quartier d'une nouvelle risk : Madame Wenham.

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