This series is concerned with individual and collective historical studies of the medieval, modern and contemporaries eras. With already 140 titles in its catalogue, it puts forwards the various historical methods but never favors one over the other. Studies pertaining to urban or rural history, demographic, economic, social, political, cultural or religious history, biographies and historical essays are amongst the ever-growing and wide-ranging panel of works in this series.
The French minister for Foreign Affairs Théophile Delcassé might consider that "there were nothing to do but snoring in the French Embassy in Berlin" at the turn of the Twentieth century, serving as a diplomat in the famous French hotel on Pariser Platz at that time was no easy work. Diplomacy on hostile ground left little time to rest, let alone..
The obligation made for people of law to lead the beggars in the prisons of the closest city raises the question of the confinement in the big cities of the provinces of the North. In France, the royal State believes to remedy these difficulties by the edict of June, 1662 ordering the creation of a general hospital in every city of the kingdom. The
Feasts of precept, civic festivals, holidays, so many realities which, from the Middle Ages to modern times and up to the present day, have punctuated the times of Western societies. The book examines the adherence to these practices, but also critical of them.
Edited by Nacima Baron, Stéphane Boissellier, François Clément, Flocel Sabaté
The large territorial units are consolidated thanks to the fit between power, territory and the population that belong to them, and the limits are not simple lines but rather the vectors that define identity and otherness, each visualised on one or the other side of the limits. That is why the way the boundaries of supra-local entities, like the...
The intensification and the amplitude of international migration at the dawn of the 21st century pose new challenges for Europe. At the heart of a migratory system on an unprecedented scale, it must urgently adopt a visionary strategy in order to reforge or restore its coherence. Prerequisite condition: the knowledge of its recent migration past.
Edited by Didier Bouillon, André Guillerme, Martine Mille, Gersende Piernas
The technical gesture is nowadays recognized as an integral part of an "intangible cultural heritage », due to the unrivaled richness of living professions and crafts. How to understand the technical gesture in every shape and form, in the course of time, thanks to words, images and material imprints? Designed by the authors as the essential...
Edited by Laurent Jalabert, Reiner Marcowitz, Arndt Weinrich
Regards croisés franco-allemands de 1918 à nos jours
Histoire et civilisations
The Great War strongly marked the western societies of the XXth century until our days, quite particularly Germany and France. However, beyond a common history connected to both world conflicts, the World War I engendered memories at the same time close and different.
What role did the Flemish play in the birth of the French nation? What did a clerk from Brittany or a nobleman from Provence knew about Bovines, Kortrijk, Cassel or Roosebeke, battles that are emblematic of the five-century fight between Flanders and the Kingdom of France? What was said at that time in Normandy or in Auvergne about Flanders...