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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 7.99
"I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916 In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind as the British army retreated through northern France under the first German onslaught, found themselves trapped on the wrong side of the Western Front, in a tiny village called Villeret. Just a few miles... more...
- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 59.99
This collection of essays investigates the fundamental role that the loss of colonial territories at the end of the Ancient Regime and post-World War II has played in shaping French memories and colonial discourses. In identifying loss and nostalgia as key tropes in cultural representations, these essays call for a re-evaluation of French colonialism... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95
Following the discovery of America by Columbus in 1492, European colonists brought their system of fortification to the New World in an attempt to ensure their safety and consolidate their conquests. French and British explorers came later to North America, and thus the establishment of their sizeable settlements only got under way during the 17th... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95
"New France" consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America from the 16th to the 18th century. At its peak in the early 18th century its territory was huge, stretching from Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico. This title reviews the lengthy chain of forts built to guard the French frontier in the American northeast from the province... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 21.95
THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as ?shallow and pretentious intellectualism, unreasonable contempt for authority and tradition,? thus collecting in one sentence most of our current prejudices. In this provocative... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 144.99
This study of the rise and decline of industrialization in the Bas-Languedoc region of France uses a 200-year time-frame to examine the process of how and why a successful industrial region manufacturing woollens transformed itself into an agricultural, wine-growing area. more...
- Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 18.99
A study of the impact of urbanization and large-scale industrialization on Limoges in the 19th century. Merriman confirms that the struggle between traditional and modern forces in French society and politics took place inside cities as well as between cities and the countryside. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95
The French Revolution is ?one of the grand poems of [Carlyle?s] century, yet its poetry consists in being everywhere scrupulously rooted in historical fact.? This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition, complete and unabridged, is unavailable anywhere else. From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1982; US$ 14.25
Le Quatrième Registre de Tadoussac, appelé aussi Magnus Liber, contient les actes de baptêmes, de mariages et de sépultures faits dans les Postes du Domaine du Roi, du 4 juin 1759 au 25 juillet 1784. Il fournit une information considérable sur les Montagnais. La géographie et la toponymie, la société et la vie... more...