Tag: France

Medieval Monday: Ruth Mazo Karras on a Case of Medieval Unmarriage

Those in search of simple, old fashioned models of love and marriage might be disappointed by some of the realities of medieval coupling. “Tradition is always invented,” says Karras, who reminds us that the traditional marriage that people in the twenty-first century have invented for themselves is not really that similar to the state of matrimony in the Middle Ages.

Books Without Borders–Now Available

Books Without Borders in Enlightenment Europe: French Cosmopolitanism and German Literary Markets Jeffrey Freedman 384 pages | 6 x 9 | 21 illus. Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4389-5 | $79.95… READ MORE

The Bohemians–Now in Paperback

The Bohemians Anne Gédéon Lafitte, Marquis de Pelleport. Translated by Vivian Folkenflik. Introduction by Robert Darnton 248 pages | 6 x 9 Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4194-5 | $34.95 |… READ MORE

Name that Zoot Contest: Week Three

The answer to last week's question was Duke Ellington. Ellington was the major creative force behind the musical revue Jump for Joy, which featured zoot suits in all their splendor…. READ MORE

Penned in Prison: The Bohemians and the Bastille

In this Bastille Day essay, Penn Press intern Alli Hoff considers the creative power of imprisionment. Out of the represssive, sunlight-deficient, and dehumanizing walls of the eighteenth-century Bastille emerged several… READ MORE

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