Archive for the ‘History’ Category

France of Louis XIV/ Video

Louis XIV in 1673

France of Louis XIV/ Video.

Le fascisme en France – Henri Guillemin/ Audio

Henri Guillemin

Henri Guillemin

Le fascisme en France – Henri Guillemin/ Audio.

Brian Inglis’s “The Forbidden Game” re-released by Endeavour Press


Interlitq‘s U.S. General Editor Neil Langdon Inglis wishes to announce that Endeavour Press has re-released (in Kindle form) the landmark social history of drugs written by his father, “The Forbidden Game” (originally published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1975).
Brian Inglis was an Irish broadcaster and historian based in London (1916-1993). Uneasy about the professional and critical acclaim he had enjoyed in the UK over two decades, Inglis relished the opportunity to scrutinize the British Empire’s ignominious motivations where stimulants and narcotics were concerned. In Inglis’s portrayal, Parliament has been endlessly torn between the urge to impose puritanical crackdowns and the lust for tax revenue, itself a form of addiction.  The Crown’s hypocrisy is further laid bare, given that certain stimulants (the great British cuppa among them) stimulate energy and hard work, rather than stupor and laxity, and have thus received the government’s stamp of approval.
The following year (1976), Inglis’s researches led to the publication of his epic indictment of Britain’s role in the opium trade (“The Opium War,” originally published by H&S, 1976), which is also available from Endeavour in Kindle form.

Endeavour Press republishes Brian Inglis’s “The Story of Ireland”


U.S. General Editor of Interlitq, Neil Langdon Inglis wishes to announce that his father’s history of the country of his birth, “The Story of Ireland’ (originally published by Faber and Faber in 1956) has been re-released in a Kindle edition by Endeavour Press. The London-based broadcaster and historian Brian Inglis (1916-1993) did not live to see the trends that brought about an era of prosperity for modern Ireland. Yet Inglis’s restrained but trenchant advocacy for his people perceived these trends, and lit the peaceful touchpaper for later reforms that ushered in the Celtic Tiger. Devoted to his mother country’s finer qualities, yet realistic about her faults, Inglis’s affectionate review of Irish history holds invaluable lessons for those wishing to study a country that is now far too busy to bear grudges and which punches above its weight in the worlds of culture and business.

Vidéo: Madame du Barry seule contre tous

Madame du Barry par Francois-Hubert Drouais

Madame du Barry par Francois-Hubert Drouais

Jeanine Huas et Roger Cardon raconte l’histoire de Madame du Barry et sa relation avec le roi Louis XV.