Publications

Giulia Battaglia

Grounded in anthropological fieldwork and archival research and adopting Foucault’s concept of ‘effective history’, this work searches for points of origin that creates ruptures and deviations taking distance from conventional ways of writing film...

After the abolition of slavery in the Indian Ocean and Africa, the world of labor remained unequal, exploitative, and violent, straddling a fine line between freedom and unfreedom. This book explains why. Unseating the Atlantic paradigm of bondage...

Frequently perceived as a characteristic of modern culture, the phenomenon of celebrity has much older roots. In this book Antoine Lilti shows that the mechanisms of celebrity were developed in Europe during the Enlightenment, well before films,...

« Cada generación reescribe la historia, se ha dicho en muchas ocasiones. Este constituye también, en este sentido, un producto que tiene algo de generacional.»Jordi CanalEsta historia de España en dos volúmenes es uno de los proyectos...

Esta historia de España en dos volúmenes es uno de los proyectos historiográficos españoles más importantes de las últimas décadas. Plural, accesible y puesta al día, reúne a los mejores miembros de la nueva generación de historiadores. Revela las...

Sandra Laugier

Seit einigen Jahren ist die Welt in eine Phase des politischen Aufruhrs eingetreten, deren Ende noch nicht abzusehen ist. Versammlungen und besetzte Plätze, Protestbewegungen gegen die Staatsgewalt, zivile Aufstände, globale Mobilmachungen,...

As policing has recently become a major topic of public debate, it was also a growing area of ethnographic research. Writing the World of Policing brings together an international roster of scholars who have conducted fieldwork studies of...

Available in English for the first time, anthropologist Carlo Severi’s The Chimera Principle breaks new theoretical ground for the study of ritual, iconographic technologies, and oral traditions among non-literate peoples. Setting himself...

When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation...

Na relação política e cultura, a última, em geral, era apenas instrumentalizada pela primeira. A invenção da política cultural inverte a situação, ao invocar a política para desenvolver a cultura. Apresentando a trajetória do Ministério dos Assuntos...

Historians have long treated Reconstruction primarily as a southern concern isolated from broader national political developments. Yet at its core, Reconstruction was a battle for the legacy of the Civil War that would determine the political fate...

Ezequiel Adamovsky

El 17 de octubre de 1949 la marcha peronista, grabada por Hugo del Carril, fue cantada por primera vez por el pueblo en Plaza de Mayo, en presencia de Perón y Evita. Todavía hoy se discute acerca de su origen, pero lo cierto es que desde entonces,...

Francisco García González

El objetivo de este libro es ofrecer un estado de la cuestión sobre los avances de la historia rural en España y en Francia durante los últimos años a pesar de la idea de crisis que la ha caracterizado. El lector encontrará reflexiones y materiales...

En julio de 1980 Daniel Barenboim y la Orquesta de París viajaron a Buenos Aires para dar una serie de conciertos en el Teatro Colón. A pesar del triunfo artístico excepcional de la gira, la solidaridad de un grupo de músicos de la orquesta con los...

Johann Michel, Abdoulaye Gueye

The issue of the memory of the slavery has gained unprecedented international visibility that perhaps only the Holocaust has achieved as human tragedy. This recognition has been politically contentious and conceals profound disparities between and...

The French scholar Marc Abélès is one of the leading political and philosophical anthropologists of our time. He is perhaps the leading anthropologist writing on the state and globalization. Thinking beyond the State, a distillation of his work to...

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War and Other Means describes and analyses the practices of war, the ‘objects of war’ and the conventions of the use of violence in Houaïlou, New Caledonia. It focuses on the colonial repression conducted in 1856 and after, the anti-sorcerer hunt in...

 This book offers an unprecedented window into the everyday relationships between bureaucrats and interest representatives. Where the media only shows lobbyists as they meet MEPs and submit amendments, the book argues that the bulk of their...

Krogh Hansen, John Pier, Wolf Schmid

Narratology has been flourishing in recent years thanks to investigations into a broad spectrum of narratives, at the same time diversifying its theoretical and disciplinary scope as it has sought to specify the status of narrative within both...

This comprehensive microhistory of opium in Canton from the late Qing to Republican period examines the infamous drug from the perspective of material, political, economic, and social history. Paulès traces the transformation of the drug from elite...

Valur Ingimundarson, Irma Erlingsdottir

Being the first casualty of the international financial crisis, Iceland was, in many ways, turned into a laboratory when it came to responding to one of the largest corporate failures on record. This edited volume offers the most wide-ranging...

Gérard - Prunier

When we think of Ethiopia we tend to think in cliches: Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, the Falasha Jews, the epic reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, the Communist Revolution, famine and civil war. Among the countries of Africa it has a high profile...

Maurice Agulhon

Historiador ecléctico, destacado en los terrenos cultural, social y de la política, Maurice Agulhon elaboró una obra sólida y sugerente que contribuyó decisivamente al proceso de renovación de la historia política que tuvo lugar en Europa en el...

Charlotte Schmid

 This volume is the fruit of the second workshop-cum-conference on the “Archaeology of Bhakti”, which took place from 31st July to 13th August 2013 in the Pondicherry Centre of the École française d’Extrême-Orient. “Royal Bhakti, Local Bhakti”...

Uprisings - from 18 October 2016 until 15 January 2017 Concorde, Paris

Manuel Deniz Silva, Igor Contreras Zubillaga

Under the dictatorships of the twentieth century, music never ceased to sound. Even when they did not impose aesthetic standards, these regimes tended to favour certain kinds of art music such as occasional works for commemorations or celebrations,...

Social media compile data on users, retailers mine information on consumers, Internet giants create dossiers of who we know and what we do, and intelligence agencies collect all this plus billions of communications daily. Exploiting our boundless...

The clepsydra is an ancient water clock and serves as the primary metaphor for this examination of Jewish conceptions of time from antiquity to the present. Just as the flow of water is subject to a number of variables such as temperature and...

With the same powerful evidence, and range of reference, as his global bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century - and in columns of 700 words, rather than 700 pages - Chronicles sets out Thomas Piketty's analysis of the financial crisis, what...

The images of migrants and refugees arriving in precarious boats on the shores of southern Europe, and of the makeshift camps that have sprung up in Lesbos, Lampedusa, Calais and elsewhere, have become familiar sights on television screens around...

Roger Waldinger

The burgeoning literature on immigrant transnationalism is one of the academic success stories of our times. Yet having reminded scholars that migrants, in leaving home for a new life abroad, inevitably tie place of origin and destination together,...

The prison is a recent invention, hardly more than two centuries old, yet it has become the universal system of punishment. How can we understand the place that the correctional system occupies in contemporary societies? What are the experiences of...

Noémi Lévy-Aksu & François Georgeon

But the Young Turks themselves, led by Enver Pasha, were in fact a diverse group - revolutionary thinkers, conservative politicians, proto-Europeans, and Ottoman nationalists. Their Constantinople revolution, constitutional and urban, was resisted...

Luca GABBIANI, Siyen FEI, Lillian M. LI, Jen-shu WU, Joanna WALEY-COHEN , Wai-yee LI , Lucie OLIVOVÁ , Hui-Min LAI, JU Xi, Jérôme BOURGON

China can boast of a long and time-honoured urban tradition, comparable to its Western counterpart. In an effort better to provide insights on the latest developments in the field of urban history in China, this volume gathers together twelve essays...

Xavier Bougarel

There are roughly eight million Muslims in south-east Europe, among them Albanians, Bosniaks, Turks and Roma — descendants of converts or settlers in the Ottoman period. This new history of the social, political and religious transformations that...

Examina la evolución de la orden de San Camilo en la capital peruana entre los siglos XVIII y XIX. Luego de situar su establecimiento inicial en Barrios Altos, el autor estudia la implantación agrícola de la orden y sus haciendas azucareras de...

During the two World Wars that marked the 20th century, hundreds of thousands of non-European combatants fought in the ranks of various European armies. The majority of these soldiers were Muslims from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia...

For many in the West, Islam has become a byword for ‘terrorism’. From 9/11 to the Paris attacks, our headlines are dominated by images of violence and extremism. Now, as the Western world struggles to cope with the refugee crisis, there is a growing...

L’ouvrage d’Augustin Berque « Histoire de l’habitat idéal : De l’Orient vers l’Occident » (Éditions du Félin, 2010) a été publié en traduction japonaise sous le titre de「理想の住まい – 隠遁から殺風景へ」chez Kyoto University Press en janvier 2017.Cette version...

Part I presents findings that show the important interplay of research into diachronic linguistics and typology in China, beginning with a discussion of how to tackle the issue of linguistic diversity in Sinitic languages. Chapters in Part II...

Ioan Bolovan, Sølvi Sogner

At the XXIst World Congress of the International Committee of Historical Sciences (ICHS/CISH) in 2010 in Amsterdam, the International Commission for Historical Demography (ICHD) decided to write an overview of its own history. Fifty years had gone...

Christoph Harbsmeier

The Chinese Shuōwén Dictionary (AD 100) by Xǔ Shèn is the most famous book in the history of Chinese philology, and it is one of the most important documents in the history of linguistics and lexicography of the world. This stunningly ambitious...

Cao Guangshun

This volume should contribute to a better understanding of the structural changes that the Chinese language has undergone throughout its history. Beyond that, it may further contribute to an improved understanding of the typological characteristics...