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  • Seven Ages of Parisby Alistair Horne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    When Paris was a small island in the middle of the Seine, its gentle climate, natural vineyards and overhanging fig trees made it the favorite retreat of Roman emperors and de facto capital of western Europe. Over two millennia the muddy Lutetia, as the Romans called Paris, pushed its borders far beyond the Right and Left Banks and continued to stretch... 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 Ardèche. Surrounded by... more...

  • French Societyby Sharon Kettering

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This book provides a "birds eye" view of social change in France during the "long seventeenth century" from 1589-1715. One of the most dynamic phases of French history, it covers the reigns of the first three Bourbon kings, Henri IV, Louis XIII, and Louis XIV. The author explores the upheavals in French society during this period through an examination... more...

  • We'll Always Have Parisby John Baxter

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    For more than a century, pilgrims from all over the world seeking romance and passion have made their way to the City of Light. The seductive lure of Paris has long been irresistible to lovers, artists, epicureans, and connoisseurs of the good life. Globe-trotting film critic and writer John Baxter heard her siren song and was bewitched. Now he offers... more...

  • 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...

  • My Grandfather's Galleryby Anne Sinclair; Shaun Whiteside

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family,... more...

  • Tragédie historique ou Histoire en Tragédie?by Kirsten Postert

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 93.01

    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...

  • Alles Mythos! 16 populäre Irrtümer über Frankreichby Ralf Nestmeyer

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 14.79

    Der Franzose: Eine Baskenmütze auf dem Kopf, das Hemd in blau-weiß gestreift, in der Hand trägt er ein Baguette und unterm Arm eine Flasche Rotwein. In seinem Landhaus neigt er ? schließlich ist Gott Franzose ? zur Gemütlichkeit, in Paris dagegen genügt ein Funke zur Revolution. Die modische Französin hat drei Kinder und geht arbeiten. Ist das wirklich... 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 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...