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  • A Classical Republican in Eighteenth-Century Franceby Johnson Kent Wright

    Stanford University Press 1997; US$ 62.50

    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...

  • A Brief History of France, Revised and Updatedby 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...

  • 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...

  • French Colonialism Unmaskedby Ruth Ginio

    UNP - Nebraska 2006; US$ 24.95

    Before the Vichy regime, there was ostensibly only one France and one form of colonialism for French West Africa (FWA). World War II and the division of France into two ideological camps, each asking for legitimacy from the colonized, opened for Africans numerous unprecedented options. French Colonialism Unmasked analyzes three dramatic years in... more...

  • The French Colonial Mind, Volume 1by Martin Thomas; Martin Thomas

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 45.00

    What made France into an imperialist nation, ruler of a global empire with millions of dependent subjects overseas? Historians have sought answers to this question in the nation’s political situation at home and abroad, its socioeconomic circumstances, and its international ambitions. But all these motivating factors depended on other, less tangible... more...

  • The French Colonial Mind, Volume 2by Martin Thomas; Martin Thomas

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2012; US$ 45.00

    Violence was prominent in France’s conquest of a colonial empire, and the use of force was integral to its control and regulation of colonial territories. What, if anything, made such violence distinctly colonial? And how did its practitioners justify or explain it? These are issues at the heart of The French Colonial Mind: Violence, Military Encounters,... more...

  • The French Navy and the Seven Years' Warby Jonathan R. Dull

    UNP - Nebraska 2005; US$ 22.95

    The Seven Years’ War was the world’s first global conflict, spanning five continents and the critical sea lanes that connected them. This book is the fullest account ever written of the French navy’s role in the hostilities. It is also the most complete survey of both phases of the war: the French and Indian War in North America (1754–60) and the... more...

  • The Surgeon and the Shepherdby Meg Ostrum

    UNP - Nebraska 2004; US$ 18.95

    Of the thousands of people who escaped through the Pyrenees during World War II, at least one hundred owe their lives to a daring scheme that Belgian Charles Schepens masterminded in Mendive, a remote Basque village near the French-Spanish border. The story of this near-miraculous resistance effort, an epic undertaking carried out in plain view of... more...

  • Transparency in Postwar Franceby Stefanos Geroulanos

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    This book argues against the widely celebrated utopia of "transparency" by showing, across a panorama of postwar French thought, how attempts to show the perils of transparency in politics, ethics, and knowledge led to major conceptual inventions, many of which we now take for granted. more...