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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kosmopoliten wider Willenby Friedemann Pestel

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 70.00

    Am Beispiel der monarchiens, einer Gruppe konstitutioneller Monarchisten, untersucht Friedemann Pestel wie in den 1790er Jahren Emigranten aus der Defensive heraus Politik machten. Ihre europaweiten Netzwerke boten ihnen vielfältige Profilierungsmöglichkeiten. Die Arbeit zeigt wie eng Herkunftsland und Exil, Emigration und Aufnahmegesellschaft miteinander... more...

  • Négocier pour existerby Félicité Indravati

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 70.00

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  • Friend or Foeby Alistair Horne

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    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; US$ 6.99

    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...

  • We'll Always Have Parisby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    For more than a century, pilgrims from all over the world seeking romance and passion have made their way to the City of Light. The seductive lure of Paris has long been irresistible to lovers, artists, epicureans, and connoisseurs of the good life. Globe-trotting film critic and writer John Baxter heard her siren song and was bewitched. Now he offers... more...

  • Twelve Who Ruledby R. R. Palmer; Isser Woloch

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of terror," with a Committee of Public Safety at its head. R. R. Palmer's fascinating narrative follows the Committee's deputies individually and... more...

  • The Best of All Possible Worldsby Steven Nadler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 7.99

    In the spring of 1672, the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz arrived in Paris on a furtive diplomatic mission. That project was abandoned quickly, but Leibniz remained in Paris with a singular goal: to get the most out of the city?s intellectual and cultural riches. He benefited, above all, from his friendships with France?s... more...

  • When the Guillotine Fellby Jeremy Mercer

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    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...