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  • 1000 Years of Annoying the Frenchby Stephen Clarke

    Transworld 2015; US$ 15.98

    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... 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 is a glorious emblem, especially the barricades of Paris, which graced all the revolts of the nineteenth century. The barricade was always a makeshift construction?the word derives from barrique... 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...

  • Paris After the Liberation 1944-1949by Antony Beevor; Artemis Cooper

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.00

    In this brilliant synthesis of social, political, and cultural history, Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper present a vivid and compelling portrayal of the City of Lights after its liberation. Paris became the diplomatic battleground in the opening stages of the Cold War. Against this volatile political backdrop, every aspect of life is portrayed: scores... more...

  • The Red Cityby John M. Merriman

    Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 18.99

    A study of the impact of urbanization and large-scale industrialization on Limoges in the 19th century. Merriman confirms that the struggle between traditional and modern forces in French society and politics took place inside cities as well as between cities and the countryside. more...

  • The Life and Death of Industrial Languedoc, 1700-1920by Christopher H. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 144.99

    This study of the rise and decline of industrialization in the Bas-Languedoc region of France uses a 200-year time-frame to examine the process of how and why a successful industrial region manufacturing woollens transformed itself into an agricultural, wine-growing area. more...

  • The French Revolutionby Thomas Carlyle; John D. Rosenberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    The French Revolution is ?one of the grand poems of [Carlyle?s] century, yet its poetry consists in being everywhere scrupulously rooted in historical fact.? This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition, complete and unabridged, is unavailable anywhere else. From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> more...

  • The Old Regime and the French Revolutionby Alexis De Tocqueville

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The most important contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution was written almost one hundred years ago by Alexis de Tocqueville. more...

  • Le quatrième registre de Tadoussacby Léo-Paul Hébert

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1982; US$ 14.25

    Le Quatrième Registre de Tadoussac, appelé aussi Magnus Liber, contient les actes de baptêmes, de mariages et de sépultures faits dans les Postes du Domaine du Roi, du 4 juin 1759 au 25 juillet 1784. Il fournit une information considérable sur les Montagnais. La géographie et la toponymie, la société et la vie... more...