History

The Emergence of the French Public Intellectual

Author: 

Conner, Tom, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Tom Conner is Professor of Modern Language and Literatures at St. Norbert College, in De Pere, Wisconsin. He received his Ph.D. at Yale University and also studied at the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, and at the Sorbonne and École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He has taught French at St. Norbert College for the past 5 years, as well as at Miami University of Ohio, Yale, Nihon University in Japan, the University of the Philippines-Diliman, and at the Johns Hopkins University Center for International studies at Nanjing University, in China. He has published five previous books, including The Dreyfus Affair and the Emergence of the French Intellectual, 1898-1914. He and his wife Ikuko live in Green Bay, Wisconsin and Tokyo.

The Emergence of the French Public Intellectual provides a working definition of “public intellectuals” in order to clarify who they are and what they do. It then follows their varied itineraries from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and the Enlightenment to the nineteenth century. Public intellectuals became a fixture in French society during the Dreyfus Affair but have a long history in France, as the contributions of Christine de Pizan, Voltaire, and Victor Hugo, among many others, illustrate.

Market: 
History, Philosophy, Social Science, Sociology, France, European History, Intellectual History, Public Intellectuals, Zola, Dreyfus Affair
Release Date: 
July 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536843 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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6x9
Pages: 
198
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None
Yes
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Letters To My Grandchildren

Author: 

Knoll, Reinhold

Credentials: 

Reinhold Knoll, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Vienna

Translator: Kenneth Quandt, Ph.D.

Distinguished Austrian sociologist Reinhold Knoll’s letters to his grandchildren, written daily during the Covid-19 pandemic, evolved into an obituary of European culture, politics, and society. They also embody a gesture of thanks to the United States, which took a different path from Europe and then saved it in World War I and World War II.

Market: 
Political Science, Sociology, Culture, Covid-19, European History, Western Civilization, Religious History, Philosophy, Cultural History, Modernity, Post-Modernity, Decadence, Decline of the West
Release Date: 
May 24, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538748: Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
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6x9
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None
Yes
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Anything But Dull: The Life and Art of Jeff Nuttall

Author: 

Charnley, James

Credentials: 

James Charnley is the author of Creative License and Art and Adversity. He studied Fine Art and Art History at Manchester, Chelsea and Leeds Polytechnic. During a peripatetic career he learned furniture making and set design, worked in broadcast television and film animation, scripted and produced videos and, most recently, worked on joinery commissions. Such occupations funded his writing and other creative projects. James Charnley lives in Preston with his partner Louise and a lazy, ginger cat named Rodger.

Anything But Dull: the Life and Art of Jeff Nuttall reveals the life lived and the art created by a visionary polymath whose generosity of spirit defined his character. From childhood traumas to revolutionary acts, through triumphs, defeats and resurrections Jeff Nuttall’s story is told here for the first time in all its richness and singularity.

Market: 
Performing Arts, History, Biography, Culture, Twentieth-Century Art, Performance Art, British Art, Counterculture
Release Date: 
September 12, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536744: Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
486
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

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A New Golden Age of Archeology: Recent Discoveries in Armenia

Author: 

Gfoeller, Michael

Credentials: 

Ambassador Michael Gfoeller (ret.) is an independent consultant on international politics and security matters. He served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer from 1984 to 2010. His career included service in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Russia, Armenia, Moldova, Poland, and Belgium. He served for two years (2008-2010) as the Senior Political Advisor to General David Petraeus at U.S. Central Command and retired from the State Department with the rank of Ambassador. Ambassador Gfoeller is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Cosmos Club. He is married to Ambassador Tatiana C. Gfoeller-Volkoff.

Book CoverThis book uses both succinct, informative essays and beautiful, detailed photography to reveal how recent archeological discoveries in the ancient country of Armenia have transformed our understanding of the origins of human civilization and humanity itself. It also tells the story of a heroic team of Armenian archeologists who have singlehandedly created a new golden age of archeology in their country.

Market: 
Archaeology, History, Middle East, Ancient History, Armenia, Caucasus, Evolution
Release Date: 
May 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538717 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
8.5x11 inch
Pages: 
236
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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International Injustice: Humanitarian Intervention and the Abuse of War Crimes Trials

Author: 

Szamuely, Szamuely, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

George Szamuely, Ph.D., is senior research fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London and author of Bombs for Peace: NATO’s Humanitarian War on Yugoslavia (2014). He has taught at universities in New York, Budapest, and Belgrade and worked at the Times Literary Supplement and National Law Journal and contributed to many publications, including the Daily Telegraph, the Wall Street Journal, New York Press, The American Scholar, The National Interest, Orbis, and Counterpunch.

International Injustice: Humanitarian Intervention and the Abuse of War Crimes Trials is a critical examination of Western military humanitarian interventions, with a particular focus on subsequent Western-organized war crimes trials that serve as post-facto justifications for the resort to force. International Injustice analyzes the NATO-led humanitarian intervention in Yugoslavia during the 1990s, an intervention that to this day continues to be cited as a successful exemplar of how to use force to achieve humanitarian outcomes.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Law, International Law, Criminal Justice, Yugoslavia, Diplomacy
Release Date: 
January 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537703
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Prague Circle: Franz Kafka, Egon Erwin Kisch, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Their Legacies

Author: 

Shearier, Stephen, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Stephen Shearier holds a Ph.D., cum laude, in German Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin, New York University, Rutgers University, CUNY, and the New School. Among his publications are articles on Naturlyrik in East and West Germany, Reinhard Sorge, and Franz Kafka, along with biographies of expressionist writers and a book-length study of expressionist theater in Berlin. Dr. Shearier is now retired and lives in New York City, where he is working on his next volume of poetry.

A group of mostly Jewish German-speaking writers, the Prague Circle included some of the most significant figures in modern Western literature. Its core members, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, and Egon Erwin Kisch, are renowned for their seminal dramas, lyric poetry, novels, short stories, and essays on aesthetics. The writers of the Prague Circle were bound together not by a common perspective or a particular ideology, but by shared experiences and interests.

Market: 
Literature, History, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Jewish History, Modernism, Expressionism, Prague Circle, German Literature, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, Franz Werfel, Paul Kornfeld, Egon Erwin Kisch
Release Date: 
February 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537765 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Bulwark of the Old Regime: France’s Royal Swedish Regiment in the French and American Revolutions

Author: 

Kent, Neil & Clément Chevalier

Credentials: 

Neil Kent is editor in chief of the Journal of Intelligence and Cyber Security, Associate Professor of the Rennes School of Business (Grande École de France), and formerly Associate at the Scott Polar Research Institute and Fellow of the Cyber Documentation Project, both at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Crimea: A History, St. Petersburg: A Cultural Guide, A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church, and many other books.

Clément Chevalier is an officer in the French army and serves at the École militaire de Paris. Occupying the position of head of international relations and management sciences, Clément Chevalier has two masters degrees, in history and management, and is preparing a doctorate in law. Chevalier is a writer of historical and academic works, with a particular interest in baroque music.

In 1740, the French King Louis XV granted his Swedish-led forces the title of Royal Swedish Regiment, for which it received the same privileges as all royal regiments, including the protection of the king, new flags, and ordinance. Louis XV acted to fulfill a request of King Fredrik I of Sweden and to demonstrate his satisfaction with the great value shown by the regiment in battle. This intriguing book traces the history of this storied regiment throughout its service, including during the American War of Independence, and up to the time of the French Revolution of 1789.

Market: 
History, Political Science, War Studies, Military History, Europe, France, French Army, Sweden, Louis XV, Eighteenth-Century Studies
Release Date: 
February 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680538502
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
115
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Forgotten Perspective: Okoi Arikpo in Diplomatic History of Biafran War

Author: 

Ignatus, Onianwa Oluchukwu, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Onianwa Oluchukwu Ignatus is a Nigerian historian. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan and is the author of Britain’s Injurious Peace Games in the Nigerian Civil War; Once Upon a Time in Biafra: Memories, Foreign Visitations, and Life Experiences in the Nigerian Civil War, 1967-1970, and other books.

This book examines diplomatic role of Okoi Arikpo during Biafran War in Nigeria. It examines his diplomatic engagements and how they shaped the international politics of the fighting. Okoi Arikpo was Nigeria’s longest serving Minister of Foreign Affairs, saddled with the country’s chief diplomatic responsibilities from 1967 and 1975. Okoi Arikpo played the role of Federal emissary on foreign relations in the Biafran Crisis as well. The Foreign Ministry’s role in the foreign policy decision-making system was also due to the sort of leadership that Arikpo was able to provide.

Market: 
History, Political Science, War Studies, Africa, African Studies, African History, International History, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, British Studies, British History, Nigeria, Nigerian Civil War, Civil Conflict, Diplomacy
Release Date: 
February 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680537833
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
330
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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A Persistent Prejudice: Anti-Semitic Tropes and Double Standards in the Anti-Israel Movement

Author: 

Havardi, Jeremy

Credentials: 

Jeremy Havardi is a historian and journalist based in London. He was educated at Haberdashers Aske’s School before studying at Bristol University and King’s College, London. He holds degrees in philosophy, history, and law. He has written four books, Falling to Pieces, a philosophical study of self-deception; The Greatest Briton, a set of essays on the life and political philosophy of Winston Churchill; Projecting Britain at War, an analytical study of British films about the Second World War; and Refuting the Anti-Israel Narrative, a detailed and comprehensive critique of the charges made against Israel today. His articles have been published widely, appearing in The Guardian, The Spectator, The Australian Jewish News, The Commentator, The Times of Israel, and The Gatestone Institute. He is also a regular columnist for the London based Jewish News. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Book CoverAntisemitism in the twenty-first century remains a major threat to Jewish communities around the world, and a potent challenge to the liberal international order. But it can so often be a more hidden form of racism, relying on codes, images, cues, and ciphers embedded in the cultural mythology of prejudice against Jews.

Market: 
Political Science, History, Jewish Studies, International Relations, Anti-Semitism, Identity Politics, Cultural History
Release Date: 
February 15, 2022
ISBN: 
978-1680537802
Price: 
$39.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Women and Art: A Post-Feminist View

Author: 

Adams, Alexander

Credentials: 

Alexander Adams is a British artist and writer. He studied fine art and art history at Goldsmiths College, London. His art has been exhibited worldwide and is in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), National Museum Cardiff, Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool), and other museums. His art criticism has been published in The Burlington Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Sculpture Journal, The Jackdaw, The British Art Journal, Apollo, Printmaking Today, Print Quarterly, and other outlets. His poetry has been published in anthologies, broadsides, and single-author volumes. He has been artist-in-residence at the Albers Foundation and is the recipient of the 2018 Artist Scholarship from the Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, in Monaco. Adams is the author of Culture War, Iconoclasm: Identity Politics and the Erasure of History, Degas, Magritte, and Artivism.

Women & Art surveys the history of women in art and addresses the effects of feminist art history and art production. This book is among the first to offer a critical assessment of the role of feminism in art history and how it has presented and misrepresented women’s roles in art. Seeking to counterbalance overwhelmingly pro-feminist narratives, it relies on evidence from artists, statisticians, and historians to support individual women artists while remaining critical of feminism.

Market: 
Art, Political Science, Women’s Studies, Art History, Gender Studies, Critical Studies, Identity Politics
Release Date: 
July 14, 2022
ISBN: 
978-1680537734
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
272
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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