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  • Ludwig XIV.by Mark Hengerer

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.40

    Ludwig XIV. war 72 Jahre lang König von Frankreich und ist in dieser Zeit zum Inbegriff einer absolutistischen Herrschaft und Hofkultur geworden. Mark Hengerer erzählt das Leben des Königs von der Regentschaft der mächtigen Kardinäle Mazarin und Richelieu während seiner Kindheit über die Durchsetzung einer autokratischen Herrschaft bis zum Krieg um... more...

  • The History of Napoleon Buonaparteby John Gibson Lockhart

    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...

  • Maxims of Napoleonby Napoleon

    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...

  • Napoleon the Littleby Victor Hugo

    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 True History of the Prisoner called The Iron Maskby George Agar Ellis

    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 Though writers ranging from Voltaire to Dumas have advanced their own theories, this exhaustive examination of historical documents comes closest to presenting a viable answer to this...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 Psychology of Revolutionby Gustave Le Bon

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    Often, revolts and uprisings are regarded as being solely the results of a perfect storm of geopolitical, societal, and economic factors. But as French sociologist Gustave Le Bon astutely points out in The Psychology of Revolution, more personal variables enter into the revolutionary equation, as well. He parses several historical revolutions and identifies... more...

  • The Scum of the Earthby Colin Brown

    The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17

    The Scum of the Earth follows the men Wellington called just that from victory at Waterloo to a Regency Britain at war with itself, and explores some of the myths on the way; such as that the defeat of Napoleon ended the threat of revolution spreading through France. did the victorious soldiers return to a land fit for heroes? They did not. In 1819,... more...

  • The Origins of the Grand Tourby Professor Michael G Brennan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Focusing upon three previously unpublished accounts of youthful English travellers in Western Europe (in contrast to the renowned but maturely retrospective memoirs of other seventeenth-century figures such as John Evelyn), this study reassesses the early origins of the cultural phenomenon known as the 'Grand Tour'. Usually denoted primarily as a... more...

  • Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinetteby Jeanne Louise Henriette (Genet) Campan

    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...

  • Das Jahrhundert Ludwigs XIV.by Lothar Schilling; Volker Reinhardt

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 166.50

    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...