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  • Emile and Isaac Pereireby Helen M. Davies

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Emile (1800-75) and Isaac Pereire (1806-80) were pivotal and sensational figures, their lives and careers a lens through which to re-examine the history of France in the nineteenth century. Among the first generation of Jews emancipated by the French Revolution, they became significant Saint-Simonians, contributing to its philosophy of financial and... more...

  • A Classical Republican in Eighteenth-Century Franceby Johnson Wright

    Stanford University Press 1997; US$ 62.50 US$ 56.99

    This is an intellectual biography of Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709-85), who emerges as a central figure in the history of republican thought in the era of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. This book has two related aims. The first is to fill an important gap in historical scholarship. Although Mably, whose career as a historian and political... more...

  • Absolute Monarchy on the Frontiersby Phil McCluskey

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 105.00

    French territorial ambitions and consequent military activity during the reign of Louis XIV ensured that a number of territories bordering on France were subject to military occupation for strategic reasons from the 1660s onwards. Drawing on extensive archival research, this study presents the occupation of two of these territories, Lorraine and Savoy,... more...

  • From Empire to Exileby Claire Eldridge

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 110.00

    This book explores the memory of the war of independence in France as viewed by the former European settlers (pieds-noirs) and the harkis, those Algerians who worked for the French security forces. It examines how the memorial dynamics of the two groups are related both to each other and to other memories of the war. more...

  • Frankreich im KSZE-Prozessby Veronika Heyde

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 65.04

    Mit der Schlussakte von Helsinki und den drei "Körben", in denen Handlungsempfehlungen zu Themen der Sicherheitspolitik, zur wirtschaftlichen, wissenschaftlichen und technischen Zusammenarbeit sowie zur Erfüllung von humanitären Maßnahmen verankert waren, läuteten die Vertreter der 35 KSZE-Teilnehmerstaaten eine neue Phase der internationalen Beziehungen... more...

  • The Place de la Bastilleby Keith Reader

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    Epicentre of the Revolution of 1789, erstwhile bastion of the skilled working-class and centre of radical agitation, along with Pigalle and Montmartre a focus for popular and raffish night-life in the early twentieth century, the Bastille area of Eastern Paris (also known as the Faubourg Saint-Antoine) is now an ethnically and socially mixed quartier... more...

  • Artisans of Gloryby Orest Ranum

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Ranum analyzes the canons of writing history and describes the lives and achievements of the royal French historiographers. He examines the manner in which these writers described and, in some sense, created the glory that surrounded the lives of the nobility, hoping by so doing to enhance their own glory. Through studying the careers of these men,... more...

  • A Brief History of Franceby Cecil Jenkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 10.99

    When we think of France we often evoke images of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris, the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, it is a place of huge diversity. The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged from over 2000 years of history and it is a riveting story from Roman conquest to the present day. Cecil Jenkins... more...

  • A Brief History of Franceby Cecil Jenkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2017; US$ 12.99

    When we think of France, we tend think of fine food and wine, the elegant boulevards of Paris or the chic beaches of St Tropez. Yet, as the largest country in Europe, France is home to extraordinary diversity. The idea of 'Frenchness' emerged through 2,000 years of history and it is this riveting story, from the Roman conquest of Gaul to the present... more...

  • La Belle Franceby Alistair Horne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.95

    "A useful and charming introduction to a nation that has oh-so-definitely helped make the modern world what it is... Horne does a service in helping the reading navigate the complexities of French history." ? Los Angeles Times From the aclaimed British historian and author of Seven Ages of Paris comes a sweeping, grand narrative written with all... more...