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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 236.00
Maxim Silverman analyzes the connection between racism and the development of the nation-state in modern France. He raises important questions about the nature of French society and contributes to the European debate on citizenship. more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 124.99
This study argues that, in the aftermath of the French religious wars, French authorities sought to create a new order in which prescriptions and the disposition of the body worked to discipline and kept individuals confined within a variety of institutions, from the church to the family. more...
- Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 119.99
Tracing the rise and fall of the French artisans' political movement from the turn of the century to the 1960s, the author uncovers the reasons why the French petit bourgeoisie did not embrace fascism as their counterparts in other European countries did. more...
- MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99
Mark Twain''s work on Joan of Arc is titled in full Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, by the Sieur Louis de Conte who is identified further as Joan''s page and secretary. The work is fictionally presented as a translation from the manuscript by Jean Francois Alden, or, in the words of the published book, "Freely Translated... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
It was 1733 when the poet and philosopher Voltaire met Emilie du Châtelet, a beguiling?and married?aristocrat who would one day popularize Newton?s arcane ideas and pave the way for Einstein?s theories. In an era when women were rarely permitted any serious schooling, this twenty-seven-year-old?s nimble conversation and unusual brilliance led Voltaire,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 14.00
In an ideal pairing of author and subject, the magisterial historian Paul Johnson offers a vivid look at the life of the strategist, general, and dictator who conquered much of Europe. Following Napoleon from the barren island of Corsica to his early training in Paris, from his meteoric victories and military dictatorship to his exile and death, Johnson... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00
The story of the world-famous monument and the extraordinary world's fair that introduced it In this first general history of the Eiffel Tower in English, Jill Jonnes-acclaimed author of Conquering Gotham -offers an eye- opening look not only at the construction of one of the modern world's most iconic structures, but also the epochal event... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
Frederick Brown, cultural historian, author of acclaimed biographies of Émile Zola (?Magnificent?? The New Yorker ) and Flaubert (?Splendid . . . Intellectually nuanced, exquisitely written?? The New Republic ) now gives us an ambitious, far-reaching book?a perfect joining of subject and writer: a portrait of fin-de-siècle France. He writes about... more...