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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Catholic Royalism in the Department of the Gard 1814–1852by Brian Fitzpatrick

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 29.00

    The history of a counter-revolutionary movement in southern France. more...

  • France's Overseas Frontierby Robert Aldrich; John Connell

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 46.00

    This 1992 book is a study of the 'confetti of empire', the former French colonies that remain part of France. more...

  • Communism in Rural Franceby John Bulaitis

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    The French Communist Party has traditionally been identified with the urban working class but paradoxically its position as France's main left-wing party was dependent upon support from the countryside. Communism in Rural France explores for the first time the party's complex and often misunderstood relationship with agricultural labourers.During 1936... more...

  • Marxism and the French Leftby Tony Judt

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    Unlike most books, which treat labor, Socialist and Communist history separately and view French Marxism as a self-contained philosophical phenomenon, Marxism and the French Left offers a refreshingly different approach to the subject. Judt emphasizes the complex and interwoven themes that unify the topics of his essays to construct a distinctive... more...

  • French Mediaeval Romancesby Marie de France

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fantastic collection of romantic tales translated from the original 12th century Anglo-Norman, originally known as the Lais of Marie de France. more...

  • Aristocratic Masculinity in France (1450-1550)by Darrin Cox

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    This book looks at how masculinity is depicted in knightly memoirs in 15th century France. The meaning of male and female sexuality was constructed on a hierarchical scale of one single gender, and not a binary opposition of two biologically distinct bodies. The author shows numerous examples of this trend in the knightly memoirs that support this... more...

  • The Human Tradition in Modern Franceby K. Steven Vincent; Alison Klairmont-Lingo

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 35.00

    This engaging textbook provides a human perspective of the history of France from 1789 to the present through essays that highlight individuals and intriguing events that too often have been lost under labels and statistics. Students will gain an understanding of the humor and passion in French history from these original chapters by established... more...