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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...

  • From Subject to Citizenby Sudhir Hazareesingh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    From Subject to Citizen offers an original account of the Second Empire (1852-1870) as a turning point in modern French political culture: a period in which thinkers of all political persuasions combined forces to create the participatory democracy alive in France today. Here Sudhir Hazareesingh probes beyond well-known features of the Second Empire,... more...

  • Blood Ties and Fictive Tiesby Kristin Elizabeth Gager

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Paris during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the practice of adopting children was strongly discouraged by cultural, religious, and legal authorities on the grounds that it disrupted family blood lines. In fact, historians have assumed that adoption had generally not been practiced in France or in the rest of Europe since late antiquity.... more...

  • Becoming a Revolutionaryby Timothy Tackett

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.50

    Here Timothy Tackett tests some of the diverse explanations of the origins of the French Revolution by examining the psychological itineraries of the individuals who launched it--the deputies of the Estates General and the National Assembly. Based on a wide variety of sources, notably the letters and diaries of over a hundred deputies, the book assesses... more...

  • France On The Brink: A Great Civilization Faces a New Centuryby Jonathan Fenby

    Arcade Publishing 1999; US$ 17.95

    A renowned journalist shows us France as never before seen, and the view will chill and electrify anyone who loves -- or loves to hate -- the country that not only defined culture but gave us the word itself. The traditional leader in the arts, letters, cuisine, and fashion, France embodies universally admired ideals of political expression and personal... more...

  • When Paris Went Darkby Ronald C. Rosbottom

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 13.49

    The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even... more...

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 32.00

    From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands, including many Jewish children, who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II.           Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardčche. Surrounded by... more...

  • Citizensby Simon Schama

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    The most authoritative social, cultural and narrative history of the French Revolution, and one of the great landmarks of modern history publishing. 'Monumental...provocative and stylish, Simon Schama's account of the first few years of the great Revolution in France, and of the decades that led up to it, is thoughtful, informed and profoundly... more...

  • Tragédie historique ou Histoire en Tragédie?by Kirsten Postert

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 98.35

    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...

  • Private Power and Centralization in Franceby Ezra N. Suleiman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.95

    By examining the relationship between the notaires, members of a significant French legal profession with deep roots in French history, and the state, Ezra Suleiman demonstrates that clientelism exists and may be more dangerous in a centralized state than in a decentralized one. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the... more...