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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95
In 1870 Bismarck ordered the Prussian Army to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99
Comedian, mod and professional grump Ian Moore has had enough.Tired of being unable to park anywhere near his cramped house in a noisy town he doesnt like, he hatches a plan to move his wife and young son to a remote corner of the Loire Valley in search of serenity and space.Several years later, Ian finds himself up to his neck in bilingual offspring,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 64.99
This engaging, knowledgeable book traces the American path France has followed since resolving its searing Algerian conflict in 1962. Barnett Singer convincingly demolishes two pervasive clichés about modern France: first, that the country has never been fit to fight wars, including wars on terror; and second, that the French have always been and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 310.00
The first single-volume reference work on the history and culture of medieval France, this information-filled Encyclopedia of over 2,400 entries covers the political, intellectual, literary, and musical history of the country from the early fifth century to the late 15th. The shorter entries offer succinct summaries of the lives of individuals, events,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 295.00
In this wide-ranging guide to twentieth-century French thought, leading scholars offer an authoritative multi-disciplinary analysis of one of the most distinctive and influential traditions in modern thought. Unlike any other existing work, this important work covers not only philosophy, but also all the other major disciplines, including literary... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95
Mazarin was the model statesman of the early modern period in French history. This book follows his career from pupil of the Jesuits, through legate in Paris and Avignon, to service for Louis XIII and beyond. Mazarin's role in the survival of absolute monarchy during the upheavals of the Fronde and his guidance of the young Louis XIV are given full... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 51.00
The triumphant rise of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte over his Republican opponents has been the central theme of most narrative accounts of mid-nineteenth-century France, while resistance to the coup d'état generally has been neglected. By placing the insurrection of December 1851 in a broad perspective of socioeconomic and political development, Ted Margadant... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2012; US$ 9.99
"With a glint in his eye, Rob turns and asks me if I want to touch his furry puma. We are only hours into the trip and things have already taken a sinister turn. Thankfully, it turns out he is referring to the little embossed logo on his new shirt. "Fuelled by a degree of midlife crisis and the need to escape from routine, armed... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00
This narrative history explores the emergence of one of the most influential Nationalist movements of modern Europe. It explains how and why the movement united the far right with the far left in a militant campaign to wrest control of France from the moderate republicans who were attempting to stabilize the country after a century of political volatility.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
Documenting an audacious Franco-German movement for moral disarmament, instigated in 1921 by war veteran and French Catholic politician Marc Sangnier, in this transnational study Gearóid Barry examines the European resonance of Sangnier's Peace Congresses and their political and religious ecumenism within France in the era of two World Wars. more...