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For women, the victory of recent years is one of empowerment in their professional lives: they now have the means to compete with men in every field. Yet societys traditional image of what is a male or female profession remains very powerful. In 2001, French women had managed to enter professions that were previously practically closed to them but French men are still reluctant to enter traditionally female professions. This book reviews two centuries of womens work. It shows that women have always worked but not everywhere. Womens access to increasingly prized jobs goes hand in hand with economic and global development.
After his defence of French history, Jean-Pierre Rioux identifies his influences and his “masters”, thereby shedding light on his intellectual commitments, and painting the portrait of a generation. An ode to the greater and lesser figures of French history.
The history of the Académie Française under the Revolution and the Empire
A gallery of portraits of the men who decided to join the Resistance and follow de Gaulle, who at the time was completely unknown. Fictional history and Great History come together to weave a surprising tale of the Resistance.
In Berlin, on the night of 9th to 10th November 1989, the world was radically changed when the ‘Wall of Shame’ came down without a struggle. A year later, German reunification was joyfully celebrated, the Cold War came to an end and the Soviet Union collapsed.
Another way to write the biography of a number of great men. An unusual historical perspective, intertwining serious research and a talent for writing. A history of representations of the maternal figure and a study of the evolution of the filial bond. A historical standpoint that offers readers a fresh look at the lives of men they thought they knew well, from Louis XIV to Stalin, via Napoleon and Kennedy