Suzanne L. Marchand is the Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University. Her books include German Orientalism in the Age of Empire and Down from Olympus (Princeton).
Marchand, a specialist in German history, writes with clarity. ---Norma Clarke, Times Literary Supplement As Suzanne Marchand shows in her meticulous new book, porcelain has been integral to German life since its reinvention in Saxony in 1708. * The Economist * [A] sweeping economic, social and cultural history of central Europe. . . . unorthodox and engaging. ---Marc Levinson, Wall Street Journal To weave together cultural, economic, and social history so masterfully takes great historiographical experience and skill. All those who are interested in nineteenth-century German intellectual history admire Suzanne Marchand's books on the reception of classical antiquity and orientalism. Now she has surprised us with something completely new ---Jurgen Osterhammel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Finalist for the PROSE Award in European History, Association of American Publishers Marchand paints a colourful picture of the day-to-day life of porcelain factories. ---Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, Apollo A wide-ranging and thorough study. . . . this is a riveting story, well told . . . by Marchand, who illuminates so much in an original and entertaining way. ---Tim Blanning, Literary Review