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  • 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$ 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 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

    Despite French feminism's huge impact on Humanities disciplines in the English-speaking world, it has, until now, been represented as an exclusively psychoanalytic and linguistic project. Jennifer L. Sweatman's The Risky Business of French Feminism is the first book to explore the materialist basis of French feminist literary culture. Its widely... more...

  • Négocier pour existerby Félicité Indravati

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 70.00

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  • 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...

  • A History of the Barricadeby Eric Hazan

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    How the French invented the barricade, and its symbolic impact on popular protests throughout history In the history of European revolutions, the barricade stands as a glorious emblem. Its symbolic importance arises principally from the barricades of Eric Hazan?s native Paris, where they were instrumental in the revolts of the nineteenth century,... more...

  • 3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornamentsby Blanche Cirker

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    An ideal sourcebook for artists and designers, this collection comprises a cornucopia of appealing royalty-free designs, illustrations, and embellishments, brought together from a rare catalog published by a note French typography foundry at the turn of the last century. More than 100 of the best plates from that catalog ? containing over 3,200... 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...