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  • From Provinces into Nationsby Susan Cotts Watkins

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.00

    Between 1870 and 1960, national boundaries became more evident on the demographic map of Western Europe. In most of the fifteen countries examined here, differences in marital fertility, illegitimacy, and marriage from one province (counties, cantons, arrondissements) to another diminished considerably. From Provinces into Nations describes this shift... more...

  • The Wine Revolution in Franceby Leo A. Loubère

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    During the past eight decades French vineyards, wineries, and wine marketing efforts have undergone such profound changes--from technological, scientific, economic, and commercial standpoints--that the transformation is revolutionary for an industry dating back thousands of years. Here Leo Loubre examines how the modernization of Western society has... more...

  • When France Was King of Cartographyby Christine M. Petto

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 39.99

    When France Was King of Cartography investigates over a thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over the course of two centuries in France. The book focuses on situated knowledge or 'localized' interests reflected in these geographical productions.... more...

  • The Idea of the Sciences in the French Enlightenmentby G. Matthew Adkins

    University of Delaware 2013; US$ 69.99

    This book challenges common historical misperceptions of both the history of the sciences in early modern France and the history of the French Enlightenment. Tracing the complex historical relationship between them, this reinterpretation critiques the view that the sciences were always politically neutral and that the philosophes were proto-republican.... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Franceby K. Steven Vincent; Alison Klairmont-Lingo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 28.99

    This engaging textbook provides a human perspective of the history of France from 1789 to the present through essays that highlight individuals and intriguing events that too often have been lost under labels and statistics. Students will gain an understanding of the humor and passion in French history from these original chapters by established... more...

  • 50 Jahre Elysée-Vertrag (1963-2013) / Les 50 ans du traité de l'Elysée (1963-2013)by Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink; Christoph Vatter; Mechtild Gilzmer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 48.00

    2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, which left an imprint of sustainability on the friendship between the two neighbors on the Rhine. With this volume, the Elysée Treaty is embedded in a wide range of processes which allowed this unique and in many respects pioneering relationship. Differentiated disciplinary approaches and questions... more...

  • Shocking Parisby Stanley Meisler

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    A vivid look at the intense emigree art world of Paris between the Wars and two of its most striking figures: Russian Jewish painter Chaim Soutine and his contemporary Marc Chagall more...

  • Death and Afterlife in Modern Franceby Thomas A. Kselman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    Although today in France church attendance is minimal, when death occurs many families still cling to religious rites. In exploring this common reaction to one of the most painful aspects of existence, Thomas Kselman turns to nineteenth-century French beliefs about death and the afterlife not only to show how deeply rooted the cult of the dead is... more...

  • The Emperor's Last Victoryby Gunther E. Rothenberg

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; US$ 6.99

    In early July 1809 Napoleon crossed the Danube with 187,000 men to confront the Austrian Archduke Charles and an army of 145,000 men. The fighting that followed dwarfed in intensity and scale any previous Napoleonic battlefield, perhaps any in history: casualties on each side were over 30,000. The Austrians fought with great determination, but eventually... more...

  • The Frigatesby James Henderson III

    Pen and Sword 1994; US$ 7.99

    A naval history of the ships and personalities of the Nelson period. The sources used include accounts of the Napoleonic Wars, ships' logs, Admiralty documents, private and official reports, letters and contemporary descriptions. more...