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  • Marianne in Chainsby Robert Gildea

    Henry Holt and Co. 2013; US$ 22.99

    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...

  • The Dynamite Clubby John Merriman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 17.99

    The fascinating story of a long-forgotten "war on terror" that has much in common with our own On a February evening in 1894, a young radical intellectual named Émile Henry drank two beers at an upscale Parisian restaurant, then left behind a bomb as a parting gift. This incident, which rocked the French capital, lies at the heart of The Dynamite... 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...

  • The Affair of the Poisonsby Anne Somerset

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The Affair of the Poisons , as it became known, was an extraordinary episode that took place in France during the reign of Louis XIV. When poisoning and black magic became widespread, arrests followed. Suspects included those among the highest ranks of society. Many were tortured and numerous executions resulted. The 1676 torture and execution of... more...

  • Friend or Foeby Alistair Horne

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    A century after the Entente Cordiale ended centuries of war and enmity between France and Britain, and two hundred years after the coronation of Britain's deadly enemy, Napoleon Bonaparte, as Emperor, Alistair Horne contemplates two thousand years of France. The Entente Cordiale meant different things to the signatories. For France it meant, quite... more...

  • The Fall of Toulonby Bernard Ireland

    Orion Publishing Group 2014; Not Available

    In the summer of 1793 French Royalists surrendered the great naval base at Toulon to the British, intending this to be the springboard for a full-scale counter-revolution. A multi-national taskforce led by the British, and including Spanish, Austrian and Italian forces, landed in the city. But the Royalists' hopes were dashed: the Revolutionaries... more...

  • The First Total Warby David A. Bell

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95

    The twentieth century is usually seen as ?the century of total war,? but as the historian David Bell argues in this landmark work, the phenomenon actually began much earlier, in the age of Napoleon. Bell takes us from campaigns of ?extermination? in the blood-soaked fields of western France to savage street fighting in ruined Spanish cities to central... more...

  • Tragédie historique ou Histoire en Tragédie?by Kirsten Postert

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 82.11

    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$ 29.84

    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 Queen's Necklaceby Antal Szerb; Len Rix

    Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    In August 1785, Paris buzzed with a scandal that had everything?an eminent churchman, a female fraudster, a part-time prostitute and the hated Queen herself. Its centrepiece was the most expensive diamond necklace ever assembled, and the tangle of fraud, folly, blindness and self-delusion it provoked. The humiliation the affair brought on the royal... more...