In 1974, Roland Moreno invented the device that would change the course of his life and that of millions of people: the smart card. She then finds many other applications: the SIM card used in mobile phones, the Vitale card, the Moneo card, building access badges or even prepaid service subscription cards such as the telephone card. or tickets.
At a time when the "gastronomic meal of the French" has just been registered in the intangible heritage of Unesco, and referring to the principle of Pharaoh Khéti four thousand years ago "we calm a crowd that rebels with food ”, it is interesting to look at the culinary habits of our elders and the origin of their foods, thanks to the beautiful book by Eric Bourliez“ History of Cooking and Food ”.
While last June 28 was celebrated the tercentenary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Éditions Télémaque invites us to discover the new historical novel by Olivier Marchal dedicated to the famous Swiss philosopher. Following on from La comédie des masques which exposed its beginnings and its evolution within the Enlightenment movement, The Torn Veil examines the last years of a Rousseau then rejected from this movement and in the middle of writing his Confessions.
The centenary of the First World War has given rise to numerous publications on this conflict. This editorial abundance contrasts sharply with the scarcity of publications on what can be considered the real first war on a world scale: the Seven Years' War (1756-1763).
Almost everyone knows the "Manner of showing the gardens of Versailles" written by Louis XIV between 1691 and 1695. But did you know that there are many other texts, poems and guides written during the construction of the castle and of the estate, which we are delighted to discover in Timothée Chevalier's recent work “Ways to show Versailles”.
Russia, December 31, 1918: A small group of loyalist officers celebrate the New Year's Eve in a small house on the outskirts of Yekaterinburg. Because Nastya is none other than the Grand Duchess Anastasia whom he saved during the massacre of the imperial family by the Bolshevik troops!