Category Interesting

Aliénor: The Black Legend (T.2) - BD
Interesting

Aliénor: The Black Legend (T.2) - BD

In this second volume we find Eleanor of Aquitaine, sensual queen of France, manipulator and ambitious, manipulating her royal husband Louis VII the Younger completely prisoner of her love. Following the episode of the marriage and preceding that of the crusade, this volume plunges us into the armed conflicts between the king and his vassals in Poitou, in the county of Toulouse and in Champagne, as well as between the kingdom of France and the Papacy.

Read More

Interesting

Charles Darwin: Traveler of Reason (G. Bringuier)

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) is one of the scientists who profoundly revolutionized his time with his thought. The intellectual revolution that Darwin proposes ultimately amounts to considering that man is an animal like any other. Moreover, his thought is so powerful that it has been declined in economic and social thought.
Read More
Interesting

The legend and the treasure of the Nibelungen

In this national epic that is the legend of the Nibelungen, Siegfried, the most German of heroes, slays the dragon, seizes the treasure of the Nibelungen, marries the beautiful Kriemhild before being cowardly murdered by the traitor Hagen, his treasure disappearing in the Rhine. What is the historical basis of this saga coming from the dawn of time where fidelity and betrayal, love and hatred are mixed, and which notably inspired the work of Richard Wagner and, indirectly, that of J.
Read More
Interesting

Sparta, city of arts, weapons and laws (N. Richer)

Sparta is a unique city in the Western imagination. Political, social and military institutions fascinate and inspire many politicians and artists. However, this singularity is increasingly called into question by the recent work of historians. Thanks to archaeological discoveries but also to re-readings of ancient texts, Sparta is gradually becoming a Greek city more similar to the others.
Read More
Interesting

Franck Bauer and the epic of Radio London

Franck Bauer tells us, from the pen of his nephew Bernard Crochet, his adventures in the midst of the war on the waves during the years 1940-1944. Through great figures such as journalists Maurice Schumman and Pierre Bourdan as well as General Charles de Gaulles, Franck Bauer looks back on the fight of radio stations determined to face propaganda.
Read More
Interesting

The Marquise de Pompadour (Delatour)

Maurice Quentin Delatour called Quentin de La Tour, portrait painter and pastel artist, born in 1704, first painted the portrait of Voltaire in 1735 before gaining recognition. Following up with those of Rousseau, Louis XV, his wife and the Dauphin, he was admitted to the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, as a "painter of pastel portraits" in 1746 and became its advisor in 1750.
Read More
Interesting

Catherine II, Empress of all the Russias (P. Mourousy)

Enlightened ruler, Catherine II is one of the best-known tsarines in the history of Imperial Russia. It is through a work straddling the novel and the historical biography that Paul Mourousy depicts the childhood and reign of this extraordinary monarch.The Prussian childhoodSophie Frédérique Augusta d & 39; Anhalt Zerbst was born on April 27, 1729 in Settin, Pomerania (according to her memoirs).
Read More
Interesting

Henry VIII, King of England (1509-1547) - Biography

King of England from 1509 to 1547, Henry VIII is best known for his complicated relationship with his wives, since he had two executed, and that the annulment of his first marriage is at the origin of the schism with Rome ! Nevertheless, Henry VIII was also the king of England who had the will to pose as arbiter in the fight between Charles V and François Ier in the context, decisive for Europe, of the Reformation.
Read More
Interesting

The female body in the Middle Ages

The body is a crucial factor, whether for us today, but also in history: it allows us to understand certain human behaviors, and to explain them. The female body is all the more complicated to approach as it responds to a marked lack of sources, or rather to speeches that are above all the work of men themselves.
Read More
Interesting

Operation Jubilee: the landing of Dieppe (August 1942)

August 19, 1942, Dieppe. Often forgotten or relegated to the rank of costly strategic errors, Operation Jubilee was nonetheless an important event in the process which would lead to the landing of June 6, 1944. It was through the blood spilled abundantly on the pebble beaches of Seine Maritime, from which the Anglo-Saxon staffs drew the essential lessons which made Overlord successful.
Read More
Interesting

The invention of cinema (cinematograph, 1895)

It is to the famous Lumière brothers, from Lyon, that posterity attributes the paternity of the invention of cinema. The invention of the camera goes to Thomas Edison, designer of the first device capable of recording and viewing moving images: the kinetoscope. Inspired by the photographic recording of movement processes experienced at the end of the 19th century, Auguste and Louis Lumière designed the modern camera and organized the first public screening on December 28, 1895.
Read More
Interesting

Franco-German friendship: a link traced by history

The Elysée Treaty, signed on January 22, 1963 between De Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer, is the basis of Franco-German friendship. Whether it is for the signing of cooperation treaties, exchange programs or commemorations, France and Germany have not been lacking since opportunities to renew this promise of peaceful understanding.
Read More
Interesting

Vauban disgraced

Vauban was the great engineer of the XVIIth Century with his two hundred citadels built, three hundred old places renovated, participating in one hundred and fifty seats and having directed some fifty. He achieved a masterpiece during the construction of the "iron belt": these fortified towns along the French border to the north and north east.
Read More
Interesting

The Treaty of Versailles as seen by Action Française et l'Humanité

Nous avons fait le choix de rassembler ici deux séries d& 39;articles allant du Samedi 28 juin 1919 au Vendredi 4 juillet 1919, provenant de deux quotidiens aux lignes éditoriales opposées : l& 39;Action Françaiseet l& 39;Humanité. En effet, il nous a semblé intéressant de confronter ces deux journaux radicalement différents de par leur histoire et leur ligne éditoriale dans un contexte tout particulier.
Read More
Interesting

Revolutions T01 - 18 Brumaire (BD)

The Soleil editions inaugurate a new collection entitled "Revolutions" which will deal with the dates considered as pivotal for the History of France: 1358, 1940 and to begin 1799 with the coup d'etat of General Bonaparte which puts an end to the Directory and sets up the consulate. A beautiful project which unfortunately does not live up to our expectations.
Read More
Interesting

The Dukes of Normandy (6): Robert the Magnificent

"A violent and difficult personality". It is in these terms that the historian Lucien Musset defines the 6th Duke of Normandy (1). Violent, quick to draw the sword, the son of Duke Richard II was like all the great lords of his time. An ambiguous personality as that of Robert, as is that of his great-grandfather Rollo.
Read More
Interesting

The mosaic of the battle of Issos (2nd century BC)

Found in the House of the Faun in Pompeii, where it decorated the floor of a small room, the mosaic of the Battle of Issus is now kept in the Museum of Naples. A magnificent work, it has also become a classic in the teaching of art history for the Sixths, as part of the study of Alexander the Great, because it features the King of Macedonia and his more famous enemy, Darius, while showing the weapons employed by the Greek, and which led to his victory.
Read More
Interesting

The marriage of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

One of the last French royal weddings of the Ancien Régime was that of Louis Auguste (future Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette in May 1770. The festivities lasted about two months, with successive performances, fireworks and balls… for a very high cost: 9,000,000 pounds! Despite the country's disastrous finances, it was necessary to show Europe that the kingdom was still rich and still full of vigor.
Read More
Interesting

Keltia (Magazine)

Keltia, a magazine devoted to Celtic cultures, offers a variety of articles each quarter making the link between the past and the present. The thirtieth issue tells the story of the Galatians, Celts of Anatolia who began to populate central Turkey in the 3rd century BC. Other themes are treated such as mythological tales, the works of Shakespeare and their Celtic references, the Celts of the world or even a report on the Breton Mission in Paris.
Read More
Interesting

The Decline (David Engels)

Decline has haunted people since the dawn of time. Already the Greeks and Romans thought they were living in a decadent era. Venice in the 18th century also saw itself as decadent as it had strayed from the path laid out by the fathers of the Republic of St. Mark. The decline does not exist in itself, however.
Read More