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  • Marié trois fois, époux fidèle mais ayant vécu deux longues périodes de célibat, Ovide passe pour un auteur obscène grâce à son Art d'aimer, bestseller depuis deux mille ans à la faveur de ce profitable malentendu. En réalité L'art d'aimer est indissociable de son antidote Les remèdes à l'amour, de même époque, et ce diptyque, rédigé ironiquement en forme de traité, tire sa substantifique moelle des Amours, carnet de croquis de jeunesse, foisonnant encore d'une étonnante variété de récits réalistes narrés avec la même froideur que si l'auteur s'était pris lui-même pour cobaye. Et la trilogie peut d'autant plus à bon droit être titrée De l'amour, rendu fidèle d'Ars amatoria, qu'Ovide, dix-huit siècles à l'avance, y dépasse l'objectif de Stendhal en 1822 : non content d'observer et de décrire le sentiment amoureux (cristallisation incluse), il l'étudie pour le dompter, offrant à ses élèves des deux sexes, sous l'apparence d'un badinage, tous les éléments d'une diététique des passions résolument moderniste, libertaire et morale. Cette nouvelle traduction vers pour vers d'Olivier Sers alterne alexandrin et décasyllabe comme alternent hexamètre et pentamètre dans les distiques élégiaques latins, en sauvegardant la concision, le rythme et la musique. Un index donne la clé des rappels mythologiques et des intertextualités.

  • Le journal du jeune Werner Thalheim témoigne d'un chapitre sombre de l'histoire du 20e siècle qui força un grand nombre de personnes à des exils à l'issue parfois dramatique. Au milieu des années 30, il s'installe avec d'autres antifascistes allemands, à

  • With today mutable identities and various kinds of warfare, how do we further our understanding of war? Reviewing influential war theories from Machiavelli to the present, this book analyses how they reduce war in terms of time, space, interaction, purpose, aim, and/or evolution. Considering war as a complex adaptive system allows us to increase our overall comprehension of contemporary wars.

  • Los Shipibos viven en el Pérù, en el corazón de la selva y tratan de preservar lo esencial de su cultura. Este libro participa de esa salvaguarda cultural y es un testimonio de la riqueza de un sistema de pensamiento amenazado por una transformación rápida y profunda. La transmisión de esta mitología perpetua el saber de los antepasados, los valores fundadores del grupo, su cohesión como su apertura al mundo exterior ; sublima los golpes de la historia pré y post colonial, los movimientos de resistencia y de recreación.

  • Entre la fin du XVIIIe et le milieu du XXe siècle, les judaïsmes de France et d'Allemagne prendront des formes nouvelles qui auraient pu augurer d'une inscription durable dans les sociétés d'accueil. «Franco-judaïsme» et «judaïsme allemand» témoignent, chacun à leur manière, d'une volonté d'émancipation et d'intégration que balayera la catastrophe de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. À travers l'analyse de phénomènes comme l'émigration ou l'antisémitisme, du rôle de la presse juive ou de rituels tels que le mariage, ce volume, élaboré par de jeunes chercheurs doctorants français, allemands, anglais et américains, propose une histoire comparée de ces communautés pour définir les grandes lignes de ce qui aurait pu se constituer comme un judaïsme européen.

  • Entre 1787 et 1840 le Royaume-Uni et ses colonies connaissent une longue lutte entre partisans et opposants de la traite des esclaves et de l´esclavage. C´est ce combat, souvent intense, parfois violent, qu´étudient les contributions françaises et internationales réunies dans cet ouvrage. Leurs analyses portent sur le climat moral et intellectuel au Royaume-Uni à la fin du XVIIIe et au début du XIXe siècle. Des thèmes particuliers et des cas d´études spécifiques sont abordés : les évangélistes, les baptistes, les femmes militantes de la cause abolitionniste, le port esclavagiste de Bristol, l´ex-esclave Equiano, le poète Coleridge, le réformateur Wilberforce, le débat économique. À la croisée de plusieurs disciplines (études anglaises, histoire des idées, sciences politiques) cet ouvrage est destiné aux étudiants préparant le concours, ainsi qu´à tous ceux qui s´intéressent à la civilisation anglophone. 

  • La figure du musicien angolais Bonga Kwenda est analysée à partir de son engagement politique, d'un côté par rapport au mouvement anticolonial des pays de l'Afrique lusophone dans les années 70, de l'autre, à l'évolution successive des vicissitudes historiques des différents États désormais indépendants. Les pages rédigées par F. Lopes trouvent leur complément dans les remarques proposées par D.S. Pereira, F. Koudawo, M. Malumbu, D. das Neves, P. Godinho Gomes. (Ouvrage en portugais).S

  • Cabo verde recorreu à emigraçao, à ajuda externa e a uma politica de boa governança de modo a passar de pais subdesenvolvido a pais de desenvolvimento médio. Com um pequeno mercado, um arquipélago de dez ilhas, de entre as quais nove sao habitadas e com um forte potencial de desenvolvimento de energias, nao pode seguir os grandes eixos da economia mundial. trata-se de um pais atipico, que deve encontrar a sua propria via e fazer da sua diferencia um trunfo duravel...

  • Este libro, en su multiplicidad temática y en su diversidad de perspectivas, trata de recoger el estado actual de la investigación histórica sobre el Franquismo (1936-1975). Pretende contribuir con ello a la revisión actual de la perspectiva histórica sobre esta etapa de la historia contemporánea de España. Revisión que tiene como objetivo histórico y como finalidad "política", romper al consentido silencio y el estratégico olvido con que se realizó la Transición a la democracia (1975-1978).

  • En 1994, tras el genocidio de los Tutsi y la masacre de los opositores Hutu, una gran parte de la población huyó al vecino Zaire. En 1996, el FPR establecido en el poder en Kigali envió al APR a "barrer" los campos de refugiados que asimilaba con los genocidas. El autor narra su propia historia de superviviente, y revela lo que los grandes medios de comunicación, así como las instituciones internacionales ignoraron deliberadamente: un hecatombe programada y ejecutada por el régimen militar Tutsi de Kigali, un crimen contra la Humanidad que se ha negado hasta el momento presente.

  • If you need to learn quickly and efficiently about Switzerland, this essay is made for you Do you want to understand why the Swiss seem to spend their time voting on every imaginable issue? Why the housing shortage is so acute? Why Switzerland may be the only democratic country that has no majority and opposition? Why shops close so early? And you don't want it explained in a scholarly way, as you are more interested in the spirit than in the letter? This is your book. A straight-to-the-point essay that will provide you with key elements to understand this small but complex country that is Switzerland ABOUT THE AUTHOR Pierre Cormon is a journalist and writer from Geneva, as well as an active member of the expats network glocals.com. He has written three books of fiction, in French. EXTRAIT "Who in the room knows the name of the Swiss president?" That's the question I asked a group of three hundred expatriates living in Geneva area at the beginning of a "Swiss Politics for Dummies" seminar in June, 2009. Around 10 to 15% of them raised their hands. About what I'd expected. And certainly not a bad score: these were people curious about Swiss politics. Enough, at least, to sacrifice an entire evening to listen to a lecture about it. With another group, things could have been much worse. I don't blame them. All the puzzled looks following my seemingly simple question reminded me of a ride on the Cairo underground a few years earlier. It was the final years of Hosni Mubarak era.

  • Jacques Saurel, Jahrgang 1933, hätte ohne weiteres das gleiche Schicksal erleiden können wie zahlreiche Kinder von Eltern, die in der Zwischenkriegszeit aus Polen nach Frankreich ausgewandert waren: Auschwitz und die Gaskammer. Seinem Vater verdankt er es, zunächst nicht behelligt worden zu sein: Dieser hatte sich freiwillig zum Militärdienst verpflichtet, war in Kriegsgefangenschaft geraten und deswegen - wie auch seine Familie - durch die Genfer Konvention geschützt. So wurden Jacques, seine ältere Schwester (die jüngste war versteckt) und sein kleiner Bruder drei Monate lang in Drancy interniert und dann mit ihrer Mutter in das "Sternlager" von Bergen-Belsen deportiert.

  • Hungary, spring-summer 1944. In less than two months, nearly 440,000 Jews crammed into 147 trains were deported from Hungary to be transported for the great majority to the gates of the Auschwitz-Birkenau's Krematorium. The Brodi family, from Huedin, Transylvania, arrives there on the night of June 1 to 2. Elisabeth is 20 years old, she will never see her family again.
    Elisabeth's mourning story plunges us into the modest family life, marked by the attachment to the traditions of her parents, within the Jewish community of a small provincial town in northern Romania. This area at the crossroads of the borders, remodeled in the aftermath of the Great War, is annexed by Hungary in 1940 and its entry into the war worsens the persecutions against the Jews. The Brodi family suffers the effects until the invasion of the country by the Nazis (March 19, 1944) which precipitates them in the Cluj ghetto, the last stage before the deportation.
    The memory of her family, her strength of character, her endurance forged in the permanent danger of a terrible year and happy encounters, allow Elisabeth to go through hardships. For her new life, she chooses France and to join the one she loves in Gironde. They met in Grlitz (Lower Silesia), in a shelter under the Allied bombardments, she, a slave, he, a prisoner of war, exploited by the Nazi war industry. It was in La Teste-de-Buch that they got married, and that Elisabeth built a beautiful and large family (8 children, 17 grandchildren,...) in the form of victory over the annihilation promised by Hitler. She has never ceased passing on the memory of her family and lavishing the lessons of her courage and resilience to the younger generations for a quarter of a century.

  • kaum eine andere historische Persnlichkeit ist durch ähnlich viele Statuen und Gemälde repräsentiert wie dieses Bauernmädchen, das auszog, um die Engländer ein für alle Mal aus Frankreich zu vertreiben. Wer war sie? Woher nahm sie den unerschütterlichen Glauben an eine von Gott befohlene Aufgabe? Wie ist es ihr gelungen, das belagerte Orléans zu befreien? Alain Hartog gibt in seinem Buch Antworten auf diese und weitere Fragen rund um das Leben der franzsischen Heiligen. Anschaulich beschreibt er ihre großen Erfolge während des Hundertjährigen Krieges, ihre Gefangennahme und den anschließenden Prozess, der mit Jeannes Tod auf dem Scheiterhaufen enden sollte. Auch fast sechs Jahrhunderte später wird in Frankreich die Erinnerung an die mutige Kämpferin aus Lothringen wachgehalten. Enthält eine Übersicht über zahlreiche franzsische Gedenkfeiern und Feste zu Ehren Jeanne d'Arcs sowie Hinweise auf Museen und Gedenkstätten.

  • In this book, Odette Spingarn gives us a first-hand account of the various camps of the "final solution" she passed through after being arrested with her parents in a village in Corrèze, France on 31 March 1944: the Périgueux barracks, Drancy transit camp, Auschwitz II-Birkenau extermination camp - where her mother died - one of its sub-camps, Kanada , where she sorted murdered deportees´ clothing and, finally, the Zschopau campfactory in Saxony, Germany, to which she was moved in early October 1944.


    As the Allies approached in April 1945, she and her fellow slave laborers, all of them women, were packed into boxcars bound for a death camp. Odette took her fate into her hands and jumped out of the train, embarking on a long odyssey that she describes in detail. In the end, a German woman saved her life.


    Back in France, Odette´s youth and unshakeable optimism enabled her to build a new life, study, have a career and start a family.

  • Buildings that produce their own energy and respond to our everyday needs; simple management tools that improve the comfort of our homes making them more economical and connecting them to the world; safer, smarter and more sustainable towns and cities that provide greater mobility, improve communication and make life easier for everyone.
    These are just a few examples of the energy transformation that is underway.
    The energy world has entered a new chapter in its history, a digital age that will impact our lives as much as the advent of electricity did at the end of the 19th century, bringing with it a groundbreaking wave of innovations that blur the lines between the energy and the digital space.
    Across the urban and built environment, new technologies are already advancing the convergence of different economic models with the energy system and infrastructure. This will fundamentally change the energy landscape and give each one of us access to tailor-made energy solutions adapted to our needs and means.
    This book Energy 3.0 discusses how these changes will continue to evolve and stimulate growth. It also investi- gates the new tools and services that will be made available to everyone and how the entire energy sector, as we know it, is going to reinvent itself, spurring job creation and the emergence of new energy professions.

  • This work offers a summary of the book «THE WORLD IS FLAT: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century» by Thomas L. Friedman.

    Thomas Friedman is the foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times. He has been awarded three Pulitzer Prizes for his articles.

    The availability of cheap, ubiquitous telecommunications in the early 21st century has had the effect of creating a «flat» world. In other words, no matter where a company is physically located, it can now compete for customers who may similarly located anywhere in the world. The driving force and engine room of this flattening process is generally labeled as «globalization». The resulting flattening of the world is making possible all kinds of complex supply chains which are based on value-added services. Products in all industries are becoming increasingly commoditized to take advantage of labor and services provided by emerging economies like China and India.

    According to Thomas Friedman, the great challenge for the business world of the 21st century will be to have sufficient leadership, imagination and flexibility to adapt quickly enough to stay up with the speed of changes as they occur.

    The World is Flat is an accessible explanation of today's world and a must-read for those who will need to live and work in this new global environment.

  • Drawn from decades of experience, this is a concise and highly practical guide to writing history. Aimed at all kinds of people who write history academic historians, public historians, professional historians, family historians and students of all levels the book includes a wide range of examples from many genres and styles.

  • Where the Domino Fell recounts the history of American involvement in Vietnam from the end of World War II, clarifying the political aims, military strategy, and social and economic factors that contributed to the participants' actions.
    Provides an accessible, concise narrative history of the Vietnam conflict A new final chapter examines Vietnam through the lens of Oliver Stones films and opens up a discussion of the War in popular culture A chronology, a glossary, and a bibliography all serve as helpful reference points for students

  • Mobsters, murder, betrayal, and revenge are the raw components of this candid look into the day-to-day life of a modern-day marijuana smuggler. Told from the viewpoint of an impressionable young entrepreneur named Jay Carter Brown, the book quickly draws the reader into the gritty underbelly of the international drug trade.

    The story begins with minor-league smuggling scams between Canada and the Caribbean that soon escalate to multi-ton shipments of grass and hash from the Caribbean and the Middle East. All goes well for a time, but as the stakes grow higher, the inevitable setbacks occur.

    When Jay teams up with a crusty old bank robber named Irving, he also inherits a host of other felons who come out of jail to visit his new partner, ex-cons such as: Randy the hit man who liked to practise his fast draw in front of a mirror; Simon, the drug-running pilot; and Chico Perry, who smoked reefer in his pipe while robbing banks and shooting it out with the cops.

    Drug-runners, police, jealous friends, and rival gangs all contribute to this extraordinary story told by a young man who became involved at the highest levels of the drug trade, and lived to tell about it. Smuggler's Blues is a rare opportunity to experience life in another world - a world where survival relies on brains, brawn, and a generous measure of good luck.

  • "The signs and instruments of power are no longer armed legions or raw materials or capital... The wealth we seek does not lie in the earth or in numbers of men or in machines, but in the human spirit. And particularly in the ability of men to think and to create.' -- Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber in his international bestseller, The American Challenge.
    The American Challenge was 50 years ahead of its time in its appraisal of Europe, industrialization, the global economy and digital future, and the sclerosis of French politics. A new generation of French and Europeans can now rediscover it and take measure of all that still remains to be accomplished to bring to fruition the post-war European dream.
    "The world we live in is very much the world Servan-Schreiber imagined,' Professor Paul Krugman writes in his preface to this ebook edition, further adding that "JJSS was an incredibly insightful prophet.' With its radically new economic and political vision, The American Challenge was a bestseller when first published in 1967. Selling over 2 million copies in France and more than 10 million throughout the world, the book was translated and published in 16 languages and 26 countries.
    This first ebook edition provides the original edition's text in its entirety. Available from all major online retailers, it includes a new preface by New York Times op-ed contributor and Nobel Prize winner in Economics, Paul Krugman, acclaiming a book that "marked a whole generation.' Praise for "The American Challenge":
    "The American Challenge, was not only a game changer for European-American relations, it also provided a new and innovative conception of national competitiveness. The book was a true catalyst in the creation of the World Economic Forum.'- Klaus Schwab, Founder and Chairman, The World Economic Forum "Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber first put forth his bold vision of accelerating American prosperity back in 1967. While this outcome seemed inevitable at the time, half a century later we have fallen far short of that future. The reissue of his landmark book serves as a clarion call for our stagnant civilization to find a way back to the optimistic future of the 1960s.' - Peter Thiel, Co-Founder of Paypal, Managing Partner of the Founders' Fund "Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber was a true humanist. He understood the importance of the sovereignty for the people in the wake of European colonialism, as well as the potential in federating resources in an increasingly multipolar world, exemplified by his support of the European integration. He also foresaw the possibilities and challenges of modern technology.' - Nicolas Berggruen, President, Berggruen Institute on Governance "The American Challenge is an excellent, vigorous and modern book - that is to say, one free of many of the usual shortcomings and repetitiveness of commonplace thinking.' - Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of France, 1974-1981 "The American Challenge is at the top of the best seller lists. For a tome rich in statistics and dealing with the world of economic and corporate development, computers, satellites and the rivalries of industrial power blocs, this is an astonishing success. If Marx had done as well with "Das Kapital', we might all be waving red flags and eating caviar.' - New York Times, May 19, 1968

  • On January 16, 2013, a group of jihadists attacked the In Amenas gas production field in Algeria. The attack took place only a few short days after the French army had launched a military action against Islamic militants in neighbouring Mali. Forty heavily armed assailants assaulted hundreds of employees on their way to work, at dawn. During four full days of captivity, the hostages would be beaten, humiliated and, eventually, executed. They were separated according to their identity and religion, and used as human shields. While the Islamic fanatics were determined to slaughter and die as martyrs, the Algerian army stormed the compound without any prior attempt at negotiation. At least thirty-eight civilians lost their lives in this tragedy. They had come to work at In Amenas from around the world: Great-Britain, the United States, France, Japan, the Philippines...
    Reporters from the famous French weekly magazine "Paris Match" gathered enough evidence and testimonies in Algeria across North Africa to provide an hour by hour timeline of the murderous raid. They recount the victims´ suffering and pay tribute to the anonymous heroes willing to give their lives to save dozens of colleagues. Their exclusive revelations also provide some answers to the questions raised by this horrific carnage. Who are these men, determined to kill innocent people in cold blood, and face-to-face? What are their goals? How did they obtain their weapons? Who gave them such accurate information? Who is Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the Al-Qaeda in the Sahara warlord and the leader of this brigade of fanatics?
    A few days after the outcome, Paris Match is now publishing the first detailed account of a bloodbath, which will be remembered as one of the most ghastly terrorist attacks of the current decade. We are now only beginning to understand its consequences.By Marie-Pierre Gröndahl and Alfred de Montesquiou, with Lemine Ould Salem and Zinab ben Zita

  • In a book structured around select quotes, Monique F. Leroux takes us through the thoughts of the Desjardins Group founder and shows the extent to which the cooperative model can help address today's challenges.

    In the foreword, Ms. Leroux invites us to discover or rediscover an inspiring person, whose ideas remain innovative to this day. Alphonse Desjardins was a man who promoted solidarity and called for responsibility, accountability and action. These basic principles are needed in today's world, where financial markets are unstable and many countries are going through economic crisis.

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