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Fabrice d'Almeida at the Paris Book Salon, March 2010
Fabrice d'Almeida was born on 15 November 1963 and is a French historian. His expertise lies in his understanding of image propaganda and manipulation.
After receiving his master's degree from the Sorbonne and the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, he earned a Ph.D from the Paris West University Nanterre La Défense. As a fellow of the École Française de Rome, he initiated the study of socialism in France and Italy therefore becoming one of the first comparative historians in France. He was invited to the TU-Berlin in Germany as a guest professor as the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship, under the supervision of Jürgen Kocka and Harmut Kaelble (ZVGE). D'Almeida also spent two years in Berlin at the Marc Bloch Center. Upon his return to Paris he was promoted to director of the Institut d’Histoire du Temps Présent (IHTP CNRS) and was then elected to be full professor at Panthéon-Assas University. He is now the director of Master Media and Globalization at the University. He was appointed publisher at Albin Michel in January 2015.
His work with Antony Rowley, Et si on refaisait l’histoire ? is a reflection on French history. It is one of the first "What-If?" genre histories in France.
The work of Fabrice d'Almeida was brought to the attention of the general public through the release of several documentaries and TV films such as "Love, Hate, and Propaganda." (CBC-Toronto)
His book High Society Under the Third Reich is the first systematic study of the relationship between German high society and the Nazis. It uses unpublished archival material, private diaries and diplomatic documents to explore the hidden areas of power where privileges, tax breaks, and stolen property were exchanged. His most recently published book in France focused on the management of the SS concentration camp guards.
Pleasure and Power in Nazi Germany, edited with Pamela E. Swett and Corey Ross, Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, 2011, 308 p. (ISBN 978-0-230-27168-5 (Harback))
High Society in the Third Reich, Trade paperback Cambridge, Polity Press, 2009 (ISBN 0745643124).
(French)Images et propagande, Casterman, coll. « xxe siècle » (n° 18), Paris, et Giunti, Florence, 1995, 191 p. (ISBN 2-203-61019-0)
(French)Histoire et politique, en France et en Italie : L'exemple des socialistes, 1945–1983, préf. Gaetan° Arfé, École française de Rome, coll. « Bibliothèque des Écoles françaises d'Athènes et de Rome » (n° 302), Rome, diff. de Boccard, 1998, 629 p. (ISBN 2-7283-0528-5)
(French)Histoire des médias en France : De la Grande Guerre à nos jours, with Christian Delporte, Flammarion, coll. « Champs » (n° 3029) / « Université / Histoire », 2003, 434 p., Paris (ISBN 2-08-083029-5) ; reprint coll. « Champs » (n° 959) / « Histoire », 2010, 510 p. (ISBN 978-2-08-123770-4)
(French)La Politique au Naturel : Comportement des hommes politiques et représentations publiques en France et en Italie du xixe au xxie siècle, École française de Rome, coll. « Collection de l'École Française de Rome » (n° 388), Rome, diff. de Boccard, 2007, 525 p. (ISBN 978-2-7283-0606-0)
(French)Et si on Refaisait l'Histoire ?, avec Anthony Rowley, Odile Jacob, Paris, 2009, 222 p. (ISBN 978-2-7381-2166-0)
(French)Ressources Inhumaines. Les Gardiens de Camps de Concentration et leurs Loisirs, Fayard, Paris, 2011, 264 p.(ISBN 2213661782)