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Greek Architecture (L’Architecture grecque)

  If Roman or Roman-inspired architecture is much more present in Europe than Greek architecture, the latter is still very visible through the most various neo-Greek achievements: from the Ionic porch of Saint-Vincent de Paul church in Paris, to the Villa Kérylos at Beaulieu-sur-Mer to the Doric friezes at Loches and Beaulieu, in Indre-et-Loire, the […]

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Come Here So I Can Kill You, Beautiful (Viens là que je te tue ma belle)

This book was awarded the Prix de Flore for young Readers 2007. Clack, clack, clack, clack… I love listening to the noise my boots’ heels on the white marble of my lobby. When I pass the mirror, I catch my reflection, glossy in the silver vastness, repeating itself… repeating itself… ‘til infinity. I stay looking […]

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Lucine

The tale of a woman’s life, from her childhood in Armenia to her old age in Lebanon. “My name is Louise Kerkorian. To my grandfather, I was Lucine, and today, I am becoming Lucine again. I was born in Marache, in the Ottoman Empire, in 1901. I rushed down the glorious paths of my childhood, chased […]

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Romanticism (Le Romantisme)

Romanticism obviously marks, in the history of French literature, the most significant breaking off after that of the Renaissance. Fighting at first against classicism, it gradually imposed a new kind of literature, linked to history, but also freed from rules and characterized by the subjectivity of its authors. While he suggested a more singular work, […]

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The Criticism of Religion in German Thought from the 17th to the 20th Century (La critique de la religion dans la pensée allemande du XVIIIe au XXe siècle)

This book offers an anthology of text by some of the foremost German thinkers, focusing on the religious question under in all its aspects. These extracts highlight the opinion of the German philosophical tradition since the end of the 17th century, including the German Enlightenment, Romanticism, Historicism and the absolute Idealism up to Feuerbach, Marx […]

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History of Rhetoric: From the Greeks to Today (Histoire de la Rhétorique: Des Grecs à nos jours)

  This edited work, under the direction of Michel Meyer, is a history of rhetoric from antiquity to modern times. It could have been done from a linguistic, literary, political or even religious perspecitve. Indeed, all these disciplines mingle with one another according to each era, with a rationality that went unnoticed up to now, […]

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A Brief Philosophical Glossary of Anarchism (Petit lexique philosophique de l’anarchisme)

PHILOSOPHY The philosophical tradition has only kept a few names from anarchism, all set forever in the 19th century and very far from the present. With this glossary, Daniel Colson wishes, for the first time ever, to restore anarchistic thought with all its complexity and its philosophical dignity. In order to stress the conceptual coherency […]

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The Essential Works in Political Philosophy (Les Grandes oeuvres politiques)

PHILOSOPHY Updated edition. This work presents to students, teachers, and, more generally, to everyone who wishes to get acquainted with political concepts, a complete study of the foundational works of political philosophy. By analyzing more than forty titles — antique, medieval, and, merely, modern and contemporary, from Protagoras to Foucault and Habermas but also Aristote, […]

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Symbols of the Gospels: Christ as a Physician and a Thaumaturge (Symboles des Évangiles «Le Christ médecin et thaumaturge»)

By looking at the Christians sarcophagus of the first centuries or the paintings which adorned the tombs, one may wonder why the miracles by the Christ are so often depicted. Only the reading of authors who commented upon the Gospels during the first centuries can enlighten us about the meaning the Ancients gave them. The […]

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Forests of Symbols: Christian Initiation and the Bible (L’Initiation chrétienne et la Bible. Des Forêts de symboles)

  In a time when there were neither catechisms nor faculties of theology, how were believers taught? The reading and explanation of the Bible was everything. The whole Scriptures, or almost all of them, were likely read for their symbolic meaning endowed with a spiritual message. From this, a lavish literature was born, where imagination […]

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