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Happy Bastille Day

Celebrated on July, 14, Bastille Day is the French national day and one of the most important bank holidays in France. The day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789, a medieval fortress and prison which was a symbol of tyrannical Bourbon authority and […]

Visit Berghahn at The Society for French Historical Studies 2016 Meeting!

We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending SFHS 62nd Annual Conference in Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, March 3-6, 2016. Please stop by Berghahn table to browse our latest selection of books at a special discount price & pick up free journals’ samples.   If you are unable to attend, we would […]

Souvenir of the Right: Reexamining Twentieth-Century French Politics

The French Right Between the Wars: Political and Intellectual Movements from Conservatism to Fascism, to be published this month, re-opens the history books on  France between World Wars I and II. In this collection of essays, scholars take a look at the polarized political scene, especially the right, within the country. Below, in an interview […]

The Man, The Legend: General de Gaulle

If you’ve ever visited France, it is likely you are familiar with the name Charles de Gaulle. The Cold War politics of the widely revered former general and president of France are highlighted in General de Gaulle’s Cold War: Challenging American Hegemony, 1963-68, published this month. Author Garret Joseph Martin writes why these policies—respected by […]

Happy Bastille Day- A Brief History of the Holiday and French Revolution Resources from Berghahn

Most national days celebrate about what you would expect a national day to celebrate. Some, like the national days of the United States, Albania, and Haiti mark the signing of a declaration of independence from a colonial power. Other countries, like much of Africa, choose to remember the day the colonial power actually left. Countries like […]

Hot Off the Presses- New Journal Releases

Recent Journal Releases from Berghahn: Anthropology in Action, Volume 19, Issue 1– Spring 2012 Asia Pacific World, Volume 3, Issue 1– Spring 2012 Cambridge Anthropology, Volume 30, Issue 1– Spring 2012 French Politics, Culture and Society, Volume 30, Issue 1– Spring 2012 German Politics and Society, Volume 30, Issue 1– Spring 2012 Israel Studies Review, […]