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Ricard, Jean-Pierre

Works: 47 works in 97 publications in 2 languages and 892 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Fiction  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: GN281, 573.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Ricard
Hitler's army : soldiers, Nazis, and war in the Third Reich by Omer Bartov( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in French and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Hitler's Army, Omer Bartov successfully challenges the prevailing view that the German Army of World War II was an apolitical, professional fighting force, having little to do with the Nazi Party. Bartov focuses on the titanic struggle between Germany and the Soviet Union -- where the vast majority of German troops fought -- to show how the savagery of war reshaped the army in Hitler's image. Both brutalized and brutalizing, these soldiers needed to see their bitter sacrifices as noble patriotism and to justify their own atrocities by seeing their victims as subhuman. - Publisher
The war against Paris, 1871 by Robert Tombs( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire de la répression de la Commune par l'armée française, du siège de Paris par les Versaillais en 1871 et de leur avancée dans la ville pendant la semaine sanglante
Mémoire et oubli à la fin du premier millénaire by Patrick J Geary( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of nations : the Medieval origins of Europe by Patrick J Geary( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern-day Europeans by the millions proudly trace back their national identities to the Celts, Franks, Gauls, Goths, Huns, or Serbs--or some combination of the various peoples who inhabited, traversed, or pillaged their continent more than a thousand years ago. According to Patrick Geary, this is historical nonsense. The idea that national character is fixed for all time in a simpler, distant past is groundless, he argues in this unflinching reconsideration of European nationhood. Few of the peoples that many Europeans honor as sharing their sense of ''nation'' had comparably homogeneous identities even the Huns, he points out, were firmly united only under Attila's ten-year reign. Geary dismantles the nationalist myths about how the nations of Europe were born. He contrasts the myths with the actual history of Europe's transformation between the fourth and ninth centuries--the period of grand migrations that nationalists hold dear. The nationalist sentiments today increasingly taken for granted in Europe emerged, he argues, only in the nineteenth century. Ironically, this phenomenon was kept alive not just by responsive populations--but by complicit scholars. Ultimately, Geary concludes, the actual formation of European peoples must be seen as an extended process that began in antiquity and continues in the present. The resulting image is a challenge to those who anchor contemporary antagonisms in ancient myths--to those who claim that immigration and tolerance toward minorities despoil ''nationhood.'' As Geary shows, such ideologues--whether Le Pens who champion ''the French people born with the baptism of Clovis in 496'' or Milosevics who cite early Serbian history to claim rebellious regions--know their myths but not their history
Beria by Amy W Knight( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie et surtout le rôle politique de cet homme dans la police politique géorgienne et auprès de Staline
Leon Battista Alberti : universal man of the early Renaissance by Joan Kelly( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) fut l'un des grands représentants de "l'homme universel" de la Renaissance italienne. Il joua un rôle décisif au coeur de la culture européenne pour le développement historique des arts, de la science, et plus généralement de l'humanisme
Rome, the biography of a city by Christopher Hibbert( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Rome from legendary times to the modern city of today including notes on principal buildings and works of art
La peur : l'antisémitisme en Pologne après Auschwitz by Jan Tomasz Gross( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A war like no other : how the Athenians and Spartans fought the Peloponnesian War by Victor Davis Hanson( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hanson portrays the ways Athens and Sparta fought on land and sea, in city and countryside, and details their employment of the full scope of conventional and nonconventional tactics, from sieges to targeted assassinations, torture, and terrorism. He also assesses the crucial roles played by warriors such as Pericles and Lysander; artists, among them Aristophanes; and philosophers including Sophocles and Plato." "Hanson's analysis of events and personalities raises many questions: Were Athens and Sparta like the United States and the Soviet Union, two superpowers battling to the death? Is the Peloponnesian War echoed in the endless, frustrating conflicts of Vietnam, Northern Ireland, and the current Middle East - or was it more like America's own Civil War, a brutal rift that rent the fabric of a glorious society, or even this century's "red state-blue state" schism between liberals and conservatives, a cultural war that manifestly controls military policies? Hanson brings the facts to life and unearths the often surprising ways in which the past informs the present."--Jacket
L'art de marquer le temps : la danse et le drill dans l'histoire by William Hardy McNeill( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Espagne, architecture 1965-1988 by Gabriel Ruiz Cabrero( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ghettostadt : Lodz et la formation d'une ville nazie by Gordon J Horwitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T. rex and the crater of doom by Walter Alvarez( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-five million years ago, a comet or asteroid larger than Mt. Everest slammed into the Earth, causing an explosion equivalent to the detonation of a hundred million hydrogen bombs. Vaporized impactor and debris from the impact site were blasted out through the atmosphere, falling back to Earth all around the globe. Terrible environmental disasters ensued, including a giant tsunami, continent-scale wildfires, darkness, and cold, followed by sweltering greenhouse heat. When conditions returned to normal, half the genera of plants and animals on Earth had perished. This horrific story is now widely accepted as the solution to a great scientific murder mystery what caused the extinction of the dinosaurs? In T. rex and the Crater of Doom, the story of the scientific detective work that went into solving the mystery is told by geologist Walter Alvarez, one of the four Berkeley scientists who discovered the first evidence for the giant impact. It is a saga of high adventure in remote parts of the world, of patient data collection, of lonely intellectual struggle, of long periods of frustration ended by sudden breakthroughs, of intense public debate, of friendships made or lost, of the exhilaration of discovery, and of delight as a fascinating story unfolded. Controversial and widely attacked during the 1980s, the impact theory received confirmation from the discovery of the giant impact crater it predicted, buried deep beneath younger strata at the north coast of the Yucatn Peninsula. The Chicxulub Crater was found by Mexican geologists in 1950 but remained almost unknown to scientists elsewhere until 1991, when it was recognized as the largest impact crater on this planet, dating precisely from the time of the great extinction sixty-five million years ago. Geology and paleontology, sciences that long held that all changes in Earth history have been calm and gradual, have now been forced to recognize the critical role played by rare but devastating catastrophes like the impact that killed the dinosaurs
A casual brutality by Neil Bissoondath( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als de welvaart op een Caribisch eilandje vlak na de onafhankelijkheid toeneemt, groeit ook het geweld, hetgeen een jonge dokter doet besluiten zijn eiland te verlaten
Une Ancienne chanson by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silences africains by Peter Matthiessen( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondance by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of humankind by Richard E Leakey( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book answers the question: What made humans human? Leakey argues that when one of our hominid ancestors acquired the ability to walk upright (called "bipedalism"), the evolution of modern humans became possible, perhaps even inevitable
Laboratory earth : the planetary gamble we can't afford to lose by Stephen Henry Schneider( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schneider traces our climatic history not only from the beginning and up to the twentieth century, but deep into the twenty-first as well. He depicts the next one hundred years as a potentially perilous period for climate and life - unless we citizens of Earth first recognize and then work to control the unintended global scale experiment we are foisting on ourselves and all other life on "Laboratory Earth." This "lab" is not built of glass, wires, and tubes, but of insects, soils, air, oceans, birds, trees, and people. While no honest scientist can claim to have clairvoyant vision into the twenty-first century, Schneider optimistically demonstrates that enough is already known to command our attention and to insure that the juggernaut of human impacts on Earth doesn't turn into a gamble we can't afford to lose
Miles City, Montana by Alice Munro( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Ioannes Petrus Ricard

Jean-Pierre Bernard Ricard

Jean-Pierre Ricard cardinale e arcivescovo cattolico francese

Jean-Pierre Ricard Catholic cardinal

Jean-Pierre Ricard francuski duchowny katolicki, arcybiskup

Jean-Pierre Ricard Frans priester

Jean-Pierre Ricard französischer Geistlicher und Kardinal

Ricard, Jean Pierre

Ζαν-Πιέρ Ρικάρ Καθολικός καρδινάλιος

Рикар, Жан-Пьер


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