The French Book

Religion, Absolutism and Readership, 1585-1715

Author: Henri-Jean Martin

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801854194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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Eminent French historian Henri-Jean Martin explores the role of the book and book industry in early modern France.

The Everything Kids' Learning French Book

Fun exercises to help you learn francais

Author: Dawn Michelle Baude

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1605501735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Fun exercises to help you learn français! Bonjour, mon ami! So, you want to learn French but don't know where to start? Start ici, with The Everything Kids' Learning French Book. Inside, you'll find simple exercises, fun facts, tips on pronunciation, and popular phrases that enable you to read and speak French in no time at all. You'll learn how to: Address your family ("Ma famille") and pets ("Mes animaux familiers") Describe holidays and birthdays ("Fêtes et anniversaires") Ask "What time is it?" ("Quelle heure est-il?") Tell your friends, "Let's go outdoors" ("On va dehors") Express your feelings ("Exprimer mes sentiments") Talk about school ("Mon école") and your classes ("Mes cours") Dozens of puzzles and activities--plus an English-French Dictionary--make learning this exciting new language easy, fast, and fun!

Chaucer and the French Tradition

A Study in Style and Meaning

Author: Charles Muscatine

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520009080

Category: History

Page: 282

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Chaucer and the French Tradition, first published in 1957, is notable among modern studies of Chaucer for its attention to the importance of style. The author offers first an analysis of the two dominant traditions of style in the French literature on which Chaucer's poetry is based: the courtly, and the "bourgeois" or realistic. He then studies the stylistic character of the three important tarly poems, arguing that Chaucer's development was not a revolt from convention to realism, but rather a progressive mastery of borh methods simultanrously. Through his style, Chaucer is thus seen to be confronting the central problem of late medieval culture: the combination of the mundane and the transcendental, the realistic and the idealistic, the natural and the supernatural. Chaucer's solution is found in the ironic balance of "Troilus and Criseyde" and in the mixed style of the "Canterbury Tales."

The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe I

Selling Enlightenment

Author: Mark Curran

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441184600

Category: History

Page: 248

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This volume is a ground-breaking contribution to enlightenment studies and the international and cross-cultural history of print. The result of a five year research project, the volume traces the output and dissemination of books and how reading tastes changed in the years 1769-1794. Mapping the book trade of the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN), a Swiss publisher-wholesaler which operated throughout Europe, the authors reconstruct the cosmopolitan elite culture of the later enlightenment, incorporating many engaging case studies. The STN's archives are uniquely rich in both detail and range, and while these archives have long attracted book historians (notably Robert Darnton, a leading scholar of the Enlightenment), existing work is fragmentary and limited in scope. By means of comparative study, the author considers the entire book market across Europe, making local, regional and chronological nuances, based on advanced taxonomies of subject content, author information, markers of illegality and much more. This volume is, in short, the most diverse and detailed study of the late 18th-century book trade yet, while offering fresh insights into the enlightenment.

A French Song Companion

Author: Graham Johnson,Richard Stokes

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199249664

Category: Music

Page: 530

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'flicking through the lovingly enthusiastic writing in this Companion is a rewarding experience. Johnson has excelled on every level and his experience as an accompanist transforms this book into a precious insider's account. What could easily have turned out to be a dry catalogue is in fact a lively, witty and informative journey.' -Francis Carlin, The Singer'A great deal of thought has obviously gone into the presentation of the enormous number of facts to be found here... Furthermore, the book is a delight to handle.' -GramaphoneThe French Song Companion is an indispensable guide to French song. 150 composers and 700 song translations make this the ideal handbook both for the seasoned enthusiast, and the newcomer to this endlessly fascinating repertory. Graham Johnson, one of the world's busiest accompanists, brings his wide experience to the biographical commentaries, and Richard Stokes, renowned for his translations of German Lieder, provides line-by-line translations of some of the greatest poems ever set to music.

The Everything Essential French Book

All You Need to Learn French in No Time

Author: Bruce Sallee,David Hebert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440576912

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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Contains material adapted and abridged from The Everything Learning French Book by Bruce Sallee and David Hebert.

The Architecture of the French Enlightenment

Author: Allan Braham

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520067394

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Allan Braham's comprehensive treatment of this brilliant and complex period introduces the reader to the major buildings, architects, and architectural patrons of the day. At the same time, it explores the broader determinants of architectural production: the rapid economic expansion of Paris and the main provincial centers and the increasing demand for improved public amenities--theaters, schools, markets, and hospitals. This generously illustrated book provides a vivid commentary on society and manners in pre-Revolutionary France.

The French Revolution

Author: Linda Frey,Marsha Frey

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313321931

Category: History

Page: 190

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Presents essays covering the history of the French Revolution, covering important figures of the era, historical events, a selection of primary documents, and an annotated bibliography.

Moroccan Soul

French Education, Colonial Ethnology, and Muslim Resistance, 1912-1956

Author: Spencer D. Segalla

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803224681

Category: Education

Page: 341

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Before French conquest, education played an important role in Moroccan society as a means of cultural reproduction and as a form of cultural capital that defined a person's social position. Primarily religious and legal in character, the Moroccan educational system did not pursue European educational ideals. Following the French conquest of Morocco, however, the French established a network of colonial schools for Moroccan Muslims designed to further the agendas of the conquerors. The Moroccan Soul examines the history of the French education system in colonial Morocco, the development of Fren.

Why the French Don't Like Headscarves

Islam, the State, and Public Space

Author: John Richard Bowen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691125060

Category: Design

Page: 290

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"This book casts a great deal of light on the events leading up to the French law banning Muslim headscarves in schools. Bowen takes us through the strange and often distorted debate that culminated in the decision to pass a new law. He shows the roots of this decision in French history and politics, with a marvelous eye for nuance and a sensitivity to the many positions which clashed in the debate. The result is a work that not only is tremendously important for an understanding of France today, but that also has relevance for similar debates that are now in train in many other Western societies."--Charles Taylor, Northwestern University "This book, ostensibly an account of the French debates on Muslim headscarves in public schools, is a thoughtful and deep probe into French political culture, the legacy of colonialism, and the difficulty for a state that refuses to recognize communal differences in the public sphere to accommodate millions of Muslim immigrants. It is a timely, learned, and provocative work."--Stanley Hoffmann, Harvard University "France's decision to ban religious signs in public schools was quite puzzling, if not downright crazy, to many outsiders. In "Why the French Don't Like Headscarves," John Bowen manages to make sense of the apparent madness by carefully tracing the disparate threads of the issue, in particular by replacing the debate within the specific French context of the long, complicated relationship between Church and State. This book should be read by all those who seek a fair and comprehensive analysis of the headscarves decision and of the broader question of the place of Muslims in contemporary French society."--Sophie Meunier, Princeton University, author of "The French Challenge: Adapting to Globalization" "This extremely important book brings us a fresh and innovative analysis of its subject. What is new is that it is not by a French scholar--who would be immersed in the heated passions of the issue--but by an American anthropologist who decodes for us the chronology and the political and philosophical foundations of this particular debate."--Malika Zeghal, University of Chicago Divinity School, author of "Les islamistes marocains"

Minced, Marinated, and Murdered

Author: Noel Balen,Vanessa Barrot

Publisher: Gourmet Crimes

ISBN: 9781939474674

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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When food is so much more than a meal... A routine assignment in Lyon, France's traditional capital of gourmet food, turns bitter for food writer Laure Grenadier when a beloved chef is found murdered. A wave of panic follows with a second death, and Laure sets out to find the truth. As she reviews the city's traditional bistros, interviews the town's best chefs and local food producers, and shares stories and culinary lore with her photographer Paco Alvarez, she uncovers secrets and rivalries. But will she find the murderer before the city loses more of its master chefs? Laure's passion for food and deep knowledge of culinary history combine with a reporter's natural curiosity and a particular Parisian chic, turning her into a natural sleuth in a city where food is so much more than a meal. Paco's photographer's eye brings the details to life, while murder and mayhem spice up the mix. In this fun, satisfying, mouth-watering French mystery novel, authors No�l Balen and Vanessa Barrot whisk readers to France for a troubling mystery, local culinary anecdotes, recipes, home-grown products, and very human feelings. "When you feel as much hunger as grief, then you know you're still alive."

The Practical French Accidence

Being a Comprehensive Grammar of the French Language : with Practical Exercises for Writing, and Very Complete and Simple Rules for Pronouncing the Language

Author: William Bentley Fowle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: French language

Page: 286

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Making Democracy in the French Revolution

Author: James Livesey,Professor of Global History James Livesey

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674006249

Category: History

Page: 326

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This book reasserts the importance of the French Revolution to an understanding of the nature of modern European politics and social life. Livesey argues that the European model of democracy was created in the Revolution, a model with very specific commitments that differentiate it from Anglo-American liberal democracy.

Indian Women and French Men

Rethinking Cultural Encounter in the Western Great Lakes

Author: Susan Sleeper-Smith

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558493100

Category: History

Page: 234

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The Great Lakes region was an important site of cultural as well as economic exchange between native and European peoples in the colonial period. This study focuses on an often overlooked aspect of these interactions - the role played by Indian women who married French traders.

French Cinema in the 1980s

Nostalgia and the Crisis of Masculinity

Author: Phil Powrie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198711193

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 203

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French Cinema in the 1980s is a set of critical essays on films which help to focus on a particular theme whose roots are in the 1970s, and which extends beyond the 1980s into the 1990s: the crisis of masculinity in contemporary French culture, and its interrelationship with nostalgia. After an introduction which gives a brief overview both of the crisis in the French film industry during the 1980s, and of the socio-political crisis of masculinity inthe wake of 1970s feminism, there are three sections: the retro-nostalgic film, which emerged during the 1980s, and two more popular genres, the polar, or police thriller, and the comic film. Each section begins with a brief preface which highlights the major issues for the genre during the 1980s. The films discussed have all been distributed outside France, and are in many cases commercially available. The nostalgia section covers IUn amour de Swann, Un dimanche a la campagne, Jean deFlorette/Manon des Sources, and Coup de foudre. The section on the police thriller begins with Truffaut's last film, Vivement dimanche!, and includes a chapter on three thrillers by a variety of directors (La Balance, Police, Detective). Its main focus, however, is on thrillers by the directors of the cinema du look (Diva, Subway, Mauvais sang). The last section on the comic film looks at three films which were successful both in France and abroad: Trois hommes et un couffin (remade in Hollywood as Three Men and a Baby), La Vie est un long fleuve tranquille and, finally, Depardieu's gamble at cross-dressing, Tenue de soiree.

A History of the French Language Through Texts

Author: Wendy Ayres-Bennett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415100007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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This new history of the French language allows the reader to see how the language has evolved for themselves. It combines texts and extracts with a readable and detailed commentary allowing the language to be viewed both synchronically and diachronically. Core texts range from the ninth century to the present day highlight central features of the language, whilst a range of shorter texts illustrate particular points. The inclusion of non-literary, as well as literary texts serves to illustrate some of the many varieties of French whether in legal, scientific, epistolatory, administrative or liturgical or in more popular domains, including attempts to represent spoken usage. This is essential reading for the undergraduate student of French.