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Tombs, Robert : That Sweet Enemy: Britain and France: The History of a Love-Hate Relationship

That Sweet Enemy brings both British wit (Robert Tombs is a British historian) and French panache (Isabelle Tombs is a French historian) to bear on three centuries of the history of Britain and France. From Waterloo to Chirac’s slandering of British cooking, the authors chart this cross-channel entanglement and the unparalleled breadth of cultural, economic, and political influence it has wrought on both sides, illuminating the complex and sometimes contradictory aspects of this relationship—rivalry, enmity, and misapprehension mixed with envy, admiration, and genuine affection—and the myriad ways it has shaped the modern world.

Written with wit and elegance, and illustrated with delightful images and cartoons from both sides of the Channel, That Sweet Enemy is a unique and immensely enjoyable history, destined to become a classic.“Magnificent. . . . An important interpretation of one of Europe’s defining relationships and a rollicking, eventful cultural tour.” —The Washington Post Book World “A remarkably inventive, stylish, and audacious work. . . . One of the most engaging and invigorating works of international history I’ve read in years.” —Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly“Grand and luminously detailed.” —The New York Review of Books“It took two people, one English and the other French, to write a book as compendious and unbiased as [That Sweet Enemy]. And it didn't hurt that each seems to have an excellent sense of humor.”—Los Angeles Times
Autor Tombs, Robert / Tombs, Isabelle
Verlag Vintage
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe 816 S.
Meldetext Fremdlagertitel. Lieferzeit unbestimmt
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H20.3 cm x B13.2 cm x D5.1 cm 839 g
That Sweet Enemy brings both British wit (Robert Tombs is a British historian) and French panache (Isabelle Tombs is a French historian) to bear on three centuries of the history of Britain and France. From Waterloo to Chirac’s slandering of British cooking, the authors chart this cross-channel entanglement and the unparalleled breadth of cultural, economic, and political influence it has wrought on both sides, illuminating the complex and sometimes contradictory aspects of this relationship—rivalry, enmity, and misapprehension mixed with envy, admiration, and genuine affection—and the myriad ways it has shaped the modern world.

Written with wit and elegance, and illustrated with delightful images and cartoons from both sides of the Channel, That Sweet Enemy is a unique and immensely enjoyable history, destined to become a classic.“Magnificent. . . . An important interpretation of one of Europe’s defining relationships and a rollicking, eventful cultural tour.” —The Washington Post Book World “A remarkably inventive, stylish, and audacious work. . . . One of the most engaging and invigorating works of international history I’ve read in years.” —Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly“Grand and luminously detailed.” —The New York Review of Books“It took two people, one English and the other French, to write a book as compendious and unbiased as [That Sweet Enemy]. And it didn't hurt that each seems to have an excellent sense of humor.”—Los Angeles Times
Fr. 36.50
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3239-6
Verfügbarkeit: Fremdlagertitel. Lieferzeit unbestimmt

Über den Autor Tombs, Robert

Isabelle Tombs was born in France, studied at the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and received a Ph.D in modern British history at Trinity College, Cambridge. Robert Tombs was born in England, studied at Cambridge, and conducted doctoral research on modern French history in France where he was connected to Université de Paris IV (Sorbonne). Presently, Isabelle teaches French at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Robert is a reader in French History at Cambridge and a Fellow of St. John's College. They live in Cambridge, England.

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