one of the most remarkable ... is unquestionably brilliant, and enlightening in all sorts of ways about the nature and culture of France ( Times Literary Supplement)Vom Verlag:
This is a history of the French, which attempts to explain their idiosyncrasies, enthusiasms, and prejudices. It goes beyond a mere recital of events to investigate the attitudes and behavior over an unusually wide range of activities. The first part scrutinizes the peculiar way of thinking and of talking adopted by the French and their ambivalent feelings about foreigners. It shows what it meant to be a Breton or a Provencal, an Alsatian, or an Auvergnat. The second part analyzes French taste and the role of the artist. It enquires into the quality of life, the French view of happiness, friendship and comfort, humor, reactions to scientific progress, compromises with corruption, and superstition. This survey is a major reinterpretation of France's achievement as a nation and of the individual experiences of the French. It has taken its place as one of the great works of scholarship on modern France.
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Buchbeschreibung Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1973. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Hardcover. Several marks on price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine are worn. Light wear on hardcover spine ends and front lower leading corner. One or two minor marks on page block. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Used. Artikel-Nr. 432236
Buchbeschreibung Clarendon Press; Oxford, 1988. Gebundene Ausgabe. Reprinted. 823 Seiten 1988. Sehr gutes Exemplar, mit original Schutzumschlag. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 977. Artikel-Nr. 38899