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- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 22.00
This textbook surveys the spectacular transformation that the French economy has undergone over the past century. It offers a general introduction to the long-term as well as more recent transformations of the French economy and surveys the major themes associated with French economic development: exceptionalism, Malthusianism and statism. 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$ 15.00
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 Inc. 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...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 62.95
By the end of the eighteenth century, the French dominated the world of science. And although science and politics had little to do with each other directly, there were increasingly frequent intersections. This is a study of those transactions between science and state, knowledge and power--on the eve of the French Revolution. Charles Gillispie explores... more...