Dear visitor,

Welcome on the website of the Septentrion Academic Press. Located in Lille, France, Les Presses Universitaires du Septentrion aspires to publish and diffuse academic works in France and abroad. Whether on a paper or numeric format, those works showcase the current state of academic research and are addressed to an informed audience, interested by human and social sciences, legal and political sciences as well as natural sciences.

The leading public publisher North of Paris, Septentrion appraises French and foreign manuscripts thanks to the commitment of a whole scientific community and brings forth works attractive both in their sharp contents and aesthetically-pleasing covers.  

On this website, you will be able to peruse and order from the house's catalogue as well as subscribe to affiliated specialized magazines. This is also the place to learn more about publications to come and, if you would like to keep up with our latest news, find direct link to our social media accounts and newsletter.

The whole Septentrion team thanks you for stopping by and wishes you a pleasant visit as well as enriching reading experiences.

Books of the month

Edited by Sandrine Lévêque, Anne-France Taiclet
À la conquête des villes
Sociologie politique des élections municipales de 2014 en France
Espaces politiques
In 2014, French local elections have led to significant political changes : left-wing parties lost many cities while a dozen mayors from the National Front were elected. Simultaneously, the persistance of more traditional practices in campaigning and in the selection of candidates could also be observed.
Edited by Xavier Boniface, Jean Heuclin
Diocèses en guerre (1914-1918)
L'Église déchirée entre Gott mit uns et le Dieu des armées
Histoire et civilisations
The Great War tore the Roman Catholic Church: in both camps, it used the same religious references to legitimate the conflict. In the occupied dioceses, the confrontation of soldiers and civilians, churchgoers and priests of opposite nations maintained representations which were forbidding any real dialogue.
Anne Wattel
Robert Merle
Écrivain singulier du propre de l'homme
Littératures
Robert Merle is an enigma. Here is a widely popular writer who won the Prix Goncourt with his first novel, Week-end at Zuydcoote, whose books – which have never gone out of print and are still being translated and adapted for the theatre or the screen – were reviewed in literary columns for more than half a century; but who failed to be recognized
Edited by James Connolly, Emmanuel Debruyne, Élise Julien, Matthias Meirlaen
En territoire ennemi
Expériences d'occupation, transferts, héritages (1914-1949)
Histoire et civilisations
Living through a military occupation also means living with the enemy. The contributions presented here examine this idea, in 1914-18 just as in 1939-45 or during the periods of 'leaving wars'; in France and Belgium just as in Poland, Central Africa, or Germany. Between dialogue and power struggles, occupiers and occupied alike adapted to a ...
Ariane D'Angelo
Promouvoir la RFA à l'étranger
L'exemple de la France (1958-1969)
Mondes germaniques
From a simple office to assist Chancellor Adenauer in his task of rehabilitating Germany in the world to a quasi-ministerial organization freed from the « Goebbels complex », the Office of Press and Information of the Federal Government gained in a decade considerable importance.
Lille 1 Lille 2 Lille 3 Université du littoral, côte d'Opale Université Valenciennes Hainaut Cambrésis Université Catholique de Lille