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  • Shocking Parisby Stanley Meisler

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    A vivid look at the intense emigree art world of Paris between the Wars and two of its most striking figures: Russian Jewish painter Chaim Soutine and his contemporary Marc Chagall more...

  • Science and Polity in Franceby Charles Coulston Gillispie

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 145.00 US$ 116.00

    From the 1770s through the 1820s the French scientific community predominated in the world to a degree that no other scientific establishment did in any period prior to the Second World War. In his classic Science and Polity in France: The End of the Old Regime , Charles Gillispie analyzed the cultural, political, and technical factors that encouraged... more...

  • The Glorious First of Juneby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2011; US$ 18.99

    France, early summer 1794. The French Revolution has been hijacked by the extreme Jacobins and is in the grip of The Terror. While the guillotine relentlessly takes the heads of innocents, two vast French and British fleets meet in mid-Atlantic after a week of skirmishing. The French, in ships painted blood-red and bearing banners proclaiming 'la... more...

  • »Spiritus intus agit«by Oliver Mallick

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 56.10

    Politisch unfähig, naiv, faul und verschwenderisch - so die gängigen Vorurteile über Anna von Österreich. In dieser Studie zeigt Oliver Mallick, dass das genaue Gegenteil der Fall war.Von der geschickten Inszenierung ihrer Person als vorbildlicheWitwe, Mutter und Regentin bis hin zur gezielten Nutzung einer Rhetorik der Freundschaft zur Klientelbindung... more...

  • Reflections on the Revolution in Franceby Edmund Burke

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Published in 1790, two years before the start of the Terror, Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France offered a remarkably prescient view of the chaos that lay ahead. It provoked an enormous reaction, both supportive and critical, with a flood of pamphlets and books (including Thomas Paine's enduring denunciation, The Rights of Man... more...

  • 3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornamentsby Blanche Cirker

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    An ideal sourcebook for artists and designers, this collection comprises a cornucopia of appealing royalty-free designs, illustrations, and embellishments, brought together from a rare catalog published by a note French typography foundry at the turn of the last century. More than 100 of the best plates from that catalog ? containing over 3,200... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Thomas Carlyle; A.H.R. Ball

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    The product of a powerful and original mind, this is the history that introduced English-speaking people to the full meaning and tragedy of the French Revolution. First published in 1837, this pioneering work established Thomas Carlyle's reputation as a historian of enduring scholarly and popular appeal. His scrupulous attention to facts and details,... more...

  • Malrauxby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 3.99

    The authorized biography of the most important man of letters in twentieth century France: André Malraux, French novelist, art theorist, and France?s Minister of Cultural Affairs.   more...

  • Classic French Fashions of the Twentiesby Atelier Bachwitz

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This fine reproduction of a 1929 catalog features fashions for all occasions, with 54 color plates showcasing everything from chiffon promenade dresses to a white alpaca jumper and a silk-and-lace evening gown. more...

  • A War of Logisticsby Charles R. Shrader

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Following the French reoccupation of Indochina at the end of World War II, the pro-Communist Vietnamese nationalists, or Viet Minh, launched a grassroots insurgency that erupted into a full-fledged war in 1949. After nearly ten years of savage combat, the western world was stunned when Viet Minh forces decisively defeated the French Union army at... more...