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- Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98
'I return to Paris in five days. Stop washing.' So wrote Napoleon to Josephine in an age when body odour was considered an aphrodisiac. In stark contrast, the Romans used to bath for hours each day. Ashenburg's investigation of history's ambivalence towards personal hygiene takes her through plague-ridden streets, hospitals and battlefields. From... more...
- Joshua James Press 1906; US$ 7.99
Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was a general of the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic, then Emperor of the French and King of Italy under the name Napoleon I. This documentation of his life, military achievements, diplomatic triumphs takes the reader through the Battle of Waterloo, his passionate love affair... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00
The year 2014 sees the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's downfall - and the restauration of the French monarchy under the house of Bourbon. With this as a starting point, Volker Sellin shows how the European monarchies restored and prolonged their reigns by giving their countries constitutions. This new angle results in an astonishing history of the... more...
- The Floating Press 1915; US$ 7.95
"Nations yet to come will look back upon his history as to some grand and supernatural romance. The fiery energy of his youthful career, and the magnificent progress of his irresistible ambition, have invested his character with the mysterious grandeur of some heavenly appearance; and when all the lesser tumults and lesser men of our age shall... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
The genius, greatness and grandeur of one of the world's most intelligent minds is demonstrated in these maxims. Napoleon as one of the greatest leaders of the world is advising the world on the importance of dignity, honour and courage. The work is awe-inspiring and stands for the voice of truth for all times. more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 4.99
This pointedly satirical assessment of the governing skills of Napoleon set into motion a series of international scandals upon its initial publication in 1852. Author Victor Hugo had been living and working in Belgium when Napoleon the Little was published, but at the urging of King Leopold, the Belgian ruler, he left that country and took up residence... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Who was the mysterious figure who was held in custody by French authorities for nearly 35 years, with his faced constantly cloaked in an identity-concealing iron mask? Though writers ranging from Voltaire to Dumas have advanced their own theories, this exhaustive examination of historical documents comes closest to presenting a viable answer to this... more...
- 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...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 17.25
Zwischen dem Edikt von Nantes (1598) und dem Tod Ludwigs XIV. im Jahr 1715 liegt der beispiellose Aufstieg Frankreichs zur führenden Macht Europas. Regierungsform und Hof, Kultur und Sprache Frankreichs wurden Vorbild für andere Staaten des Kontinents. Durch seinen Sieg im Dreißigjährigen Krieg und seine Expansion im Devolutionskrieg und im Holländischen... more...