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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette is an inside look into the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, written by her First Lady in Waiting Madame Campan. Born in 1755 and married to Louis XVI of France at the age of 14, Antoinette was renowned for her fabled excesses. She was condemned for treason in 1793 at the zenith of the French Revolution,... more...
- Kohlhammer Verlag 2006; US$ 19.57
Hauptbeschreibung Ludwig XVI. tritt 1774 die Nachfolge seines Großvaters Ludwigs XV. an. Im Zuge der revolutionären Radikalisierung zum "König der Franzosen", schließlich zum "Bürger Capet" degradiert, wird er 1793 hingerichtet. Dem letzten absolutistisch herrschenden König Frankreichs wird von der einschlägigen historisch-biographischen Forschung... more...
- Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99
Great Britain passed the Stamp Act and the Townshend Acts, which made colonists angry and eventually they boycotted and refused to purchase British goods. Great Britain sent soldiers to the colonies, which caused more problems with events like the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party. Common Sense by Thomas Paine helped convince people that they... more...
- Goosebottom Books 2011; US$ 14.95
This series of historical accounts profiles strong women who took extraordinary measures to achieve and maintain power—including murder, deception, and black magic—examining the women?s reputations in the context of their eras. Just how wicked were they? The books allow readers to decide for themselves if these infamous ladies were indeed heartless... 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 2003; US$ 143.00
This provides a sophisticated interpretation of high politics in the Age Louis XV . It will be stimulating reading for not only historians of ancien regime France, but all students of political life in pre-nineteenth century Europe. more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 59.99
There Are No Slaves in France examines the paradoxical emergence of political antislavery and institutional racism in the century prior to the French Revolution. Sue Peabody shows how the political culture of late Bourbon France created ample opportunities for contestation over the meaning of freedom. Based on various archival sources, this work will... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.50
Ever since the French Revolution, Madame de Pompadour's comment, "Après moi, le déluge" (after me, the deluge), has looked like a callous if accurate prophecy of the political cataclysms that began in 1789. But decades before the Bastille fell, French writers had used the phrase to describe a different kind of selfish recklessness--not toward the... more...
- University Press of America 2009; US$ 29.99
The present study represents the first published translation and analysis of an intriguing scheme of invasion of the British Isles that formed the foundation of all later invasion plans drawn up in the ivory towers of French diplomacy. more...
- Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 25.95
From Deficit to Deluge takes stock of shifts in scholarly investigation of the origins of French Revolution. During the last decade, scholars have moved beyond "revisionist" historians of the 1970s, who highlighted the monarchy's degeneration into despotism, to explore related conflicts in the realms of finance, social relations, religion, diplomacy,... more...