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  • When the Guillotine Fellby Jeremy Mercer

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    How long did the guillotine's blade hang over the heads of French criminals? Was it abandoned in the late 1800s? Did French citizens of the early days of the twentieth century decry its brutality? No. The blade was allowed to do its work well into our own time. In 1974, Hamida Djandoubi brutally tortured 22 year-old Elisabeth Bousquet in an apartment... more...

  • The Englishman's Daughterby Ben Macintyre

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 8.99

    "I have a rendezvous with death, at some disputed barricade." Alan Seeger, 1916 In the first days of World War I four soldiers, left behind as the British army retreated through northern France under the first German onslaught, found themselves trapped on the wrong side of the Western Front, in a tiny village called Villeret. Just a few miles... more...

  • Marianne in Chainsby Robert Gildea

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 27.99

    A startling and original view of the occupation of the French heartland, based on a new investigation of everyday life under Nazi rule In France, the German occupation is called simply the "dark years." There were only the "good French" who resisted and the "bad French" who collaborated. Marianne in Chains , a broad and provocative history, uncovers... more...

  • Seven Ages of Parisby Alistair Horne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    When Paris was a small island in the middle of the Seine, its gentle climate, natural vineyards and overhanging fig trees made it the favorite retreat of Roman emperors and de facto capital of western Europe. Over two millennia the muddy Lutetia, as the Romans called Paris, pushed its borders far beyond the Right and Left Banks and continued to stretch... more...

  • Tragédie historique ou Histoire en Tragédie?by Kirsten Postert

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 83.28

    In der Studie wird die Verarbeitung von historischen Stoffen in der französischen Tragödie (1550-1715) untersucht. Anders als bei der Tragödie mit den traditionellen Stoffen aus der griechischen Mythologie bzw. römischen Antike geht es in diesem Werk um Stoffe aus der näheren Vergangenheit und um aktuelle politische Themen der Zeit (französische, englische... more...

  • Alles Mythos! 16 populäre Irrtümer über Frankreichby Ralf Nestmeyer

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 30.26

    Der Franzose: Eine Baskenmütze auf dem Kopf, das Hemd in blau-weiß gestreift, in der Hand trägt er ein Baguette und unterm Arm eine Flasche Rotwein. In seinem Landhaus neigt er ? schließlich ist Gott Franzose ? zur Gemütlichkeit, in Paris dagegen genügt ein Funke zur Revolution. Die modische Französin hat drei Kinder und geht arbeiten. Ist das wirklich... more...

  • The Risky Business of French Feminismby Jennifer L. Sweatman

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    The Risky Business of French Feminism: Publishing, Politics, and Artistry examines the women-owned publishing house Editions des Femmes and its rivals in order to understand how the French Women?s Liberation Movement used print media to transform French culture and society from the 1970s through the 1990s. more...

  • Paris an der Alsterby Horst Gronemeyer; Harald Weigel

    Traugott Bautz 1989; US$ 6.49

    INHALTHamburger Frühaufklärung: Der Patriot und sein KreisDer FragmentenstreitGesellschaftliche Zirkel in Hamburg und die Beziehungen zu ParisKlopstocks Stellung in der Hamburger GesellschaftDas Revolutionsfest 1790Klopstock und die Französische RevolutionJakobiner in Hamburg und AltonaFranzösische Besetzung in Hamburg more...

  • 1000 Years of Annoying the Frenchby Stephen Clarke

    Transworld 2015; US$ 14.09

    NEW UPDATED EDITION Was the Battle of Hastings a French victory? Non! William the Conqueror was Norman and hated the French. Were the Brits really responsible for the death of Joan of Arc? Non! The French sentenced her to death for wearing trousers. Did the French write "God Save the Queen"? Non! But that's what they claim. Ten centuries'... more...

  • The Old Regime and the French Revolutionby Alexis de Tocqueville

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    One of the most important books ever written about the French Revolution, this treatise is the work of a celebrated political thinker and historian. Alexis de Tocqueville reveals the rebellion's origins and consequences by examining France's political and cultural environment during the late eighteenth century. His view of the revolution as part of... more...