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- Princeton University Press 1996; US$ 26.50
From public executions to religious processions to political festivities, Toulouse's ceremonial life was remarkably rich in the decades prior to the French Revolution. In an engaging portrait that conveys this provincial city in all its splendor and misery, Robert Schneider explores how Toulouse's civic and community life was represented in the stagings... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 20.00
T he G reater J ourney is the enthralling, inspiring?and until now, untold?story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. After risking the hazardous journey across the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 46.00
Uses the Breton experience to address two fundamental historiographical issues: the meaning of absolutism and the nature of early-modern French society. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 15.99
In the winter of 1910, the river that brought life to Paris quickly became a force of destruction. Torrential rainfall saturated the soil, and faulty engineering created a perfect storm of conditions that soon drowned Parisian streets, homes, businesses, and museums. The city seemed to have lost its battle with the elements. Given the Parisians?... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 14.99
A humiliating military defeat by Bismarck's Germany, a brutal siege, and a bloody uprising?Paris in 1871 was a shambles, and the question loomed, "Could this extraordinary city even survive?" Mary McAuliffe takes the reader back to these perilous years following the abrupt collapse of the Second Empire and France's uncertain venture into... more...
- Continuum International Publishing 1988; US$ 160.00
Michael Jones is recognised on both sides of the Channel as an authority on late medieval Breton history. In this book he brings together much of his work on the subject, examining not only the administration of the duchy but also more intangible questions about the identity of a late medieval state. more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
A Summer in Gascony: Discovering the Other South of France evokes the sights and sounds of the other South of France--its strong spirit of independence, its love of the land and the simple pleasures in which it revels--with this charming fish-out-of-water tale about a young Englishman who spends an extraordinary summer working at a Ferme-Auberge in... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95
This memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, "my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself...just as much of its reality is based on my own shadows, my inventions." A vibrant and perceptive profile of the kinship between a person and a place. A Considerable Town M.F.K. Fisher scans the centuries... more...
- Summersdale 2003; US$ 12.99
A dilapidated, rat-infested stone barn set amidst 13 acres of overgrown woodland and unkempt pasture might not be many people's vision of a potential dream home. But for English couple Richard and his wife Al, the cavernous, oak-beamed building in a sleepy hamlet of the Limousin region of France is perfect. Tussles with French bureaucracy allied with... more...
- Summersdale 2006; US$ 10.99
Deep in the Limousin countryside, Richard Wiles bought his dream home. But little did he expect to be living full time in the dilapidated farmhouse while struggling to finish the conversion during the insect plagues of summer and the harsh blizzards of winter. Watched by his bemused neighbors, Richard also pursues his more unusual dreams of raising... more...