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- University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 45.00
From the outset of Napoleon’s career, the charismatic Corsican was compared to mythic heroes of antiquity like Achilles, and even today he remains the apotheosis of French glory, a value deeply embedded in the country’s history. From this angle, the Napoleonic era can be viewed as the final chapter in the battle of the Ancients and Moderns.... more...
- Allison & Busby 2013; US$ 10.19
In the late 1970s in the south-west of France, Ruth Silvestre and her family found Bel-Air de Grčzelongue, a house that had been deserted and uninhabited for ten years. They fell in love with it. A House in the Sunflowers tells of their love affair with the house; from the ups and downs of buying and renovating it, to the challenge of becoming... more...
- Allison & Busby 2013; US$ 10.19
Twenty years after first setting eyes on Bel-Air de Grčzelongue, her dream house in south-west French, Ruth Silvestre brings us the sequel to her enchanting memoir A House in the Sunflowers . Local friendships and bonds of loyalty that she and her family formed during their gradual renovation of their once derelict farmhouse have now deepened. The... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 65.00
France, which has the largest Muslim minority community in Europe, has been in the news in recent years because of perceptions that Muslims have not integrated into French society. The Civilizing Mission in the Metropole explores the roots of these debates through an examination of the history of social welfare programs for Algerian migrants from... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 375.00
Originally published between 1920-70, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up-to-date findings and theories of historians,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
This work centres on the post-Roman period of Narbonne and its territory, up to its capture by the Arabs in 720, encompassing not only recent archaeological findings but also perspectives of French, Spanish and Catalan historiography that have fashioned distinct national narratives. Seeking to remove Narbonne from any subsequent birth of France, Catalonia... more...
- Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 39.14
HauptbeschreibungIm Dezember 1962, einen Monat vor der Unterzeichnung des deutsch-franzĂ¶sischen Freundschaftsvertrags, begnadigte StaatsprĂ¤sident Charles de Gaulle die letzten in Frankreich inhaftierten deutschen Kriegsverbrecher aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg. Die Entlassung des ehemaligen HĂ¶heren SS- und PolizeifĂĽhrers Carl Oberg und des einstigen... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95
Marie-Antoinette is one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in all of French history. This volume explores the many struggles by various individuals and groups to put right Marie's identity, and it simultaneously links these struggles to larger destabilizations in social, political and gender systems in France. Looking at how Marie... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
The French Revolution was one of the greatest events in world history, filled with remarkable characters and dramatic events. From its beginning in 1789 to the Reign of Terror in 1793?94, and through the ups and downs of the Directory era that followed, the Revolution showed humanity at its optimistic best and its violent worst; it transformed the... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 25.00
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brittany is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaway illustrations, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sights, plus street-by-street maps of cities and towns. DK's insider travel tips and essential local... more...