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Livres en feu: histoire de la destruction sans fin des bibliothèques
3.50
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The historical constant, excusing the burning of libraries because "and educated people cannot be ruled" was chilling until I realized that it is prob ...more
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Jul 23, 2011
 
Des gens très bien
3.35
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As a counter to his father's hagiography of grandfather Jean Jardin (chief of staff to Pierre Laval), Alexandre Jardin pieces together what his family ...more
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Jul 23, 2011
 
L'Etoffe du diable : Une histoire des rayures et des tissus rayés
3.61
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Noticing a pattern in medieval art, Pastoureau felt compelled to write a social history of stripes--beginning with the Old Testament prohibition again ...more
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Jul 23, 2011
 
Noir: Histoire d'une couleur
4.06
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Gorgeously illustrated, this is a social history of the color black in Western Art and society--a marker or penitence and mourning when the dyes were ...more
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Jul 23, 2011
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