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  • Marxism and the French Leftby Tony Judt

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 23.00

    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 and... more...

  • Incomparable: a collection of essaysby Terry Crowdy

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 5.95

    An elite battalion under Louis XVI, the 9th Light Infantry regiment were with Napoleon from almost the beginning of his campaigns, so much so that he dubbed them ?Incomparable?. This collection of essays studies their early history and formation, prior to being so vital during the Napoleonic Wars. 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...

  • France's Lost Empiresby Kate Marsh; Nicola Frith; Emile Chabal; Olivier Courteaux; Kathryn Dale; Claire Eldridge; Yun Kyoung Kwon; Indra N. Mukhopadhyay; John Strachan; Sophie Watt; Akhila Yechury

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    This collection of essays investigates the fundamental role that the loss of colonial territories at the end of the Ancient Regime and post-World War II has played in shaping French memories and colonial discourses. In identifying loss and nostalgia as key tropes in cultural representations, these essays call for a re-evaluation of French colonialism... more...

  • Blood Royalby Eric Jager

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 14.99

    A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15 th -century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation. On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad.... more...

  • The Hotel on Place Vendomeby Tilar J. Mazzeo

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris?s world-famous Hôtel Ritz?a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance?from Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and... more...

  • The Hotel on Place Vendomeby Tilar J. Mazzeo

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris?s world-famous Hôtel Ritz?a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance?from Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and... more...

  • A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdomsby Francis Steegmuller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.00

    Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Épinay and the Italian priest-diplomat Ferdinando Galiani. Their friends included Voltaire, Diderot, Melchior Grimm, and the famous women of the salons, and their letters touched upon... more...

  • The Embrace of Unreasonby Frederick Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France (?Masterful history? ?Henry Kissinger), Zola (?Magnificent? ? The New Yorker ), and Flaubert (?Impeccable? ?James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review )?a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led... more...

  • Culture and Society in France 1789-1848by F. W. J. Hemmings

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    This book, first published in 1987, complements the author's earlier volume on Culture and Society in France 1848-1898 . It deals with the interaction of social history and cultural history, covering in succession the Revolutionary period, the Napoleonic Empire, the Restoration and the July Monarchy. The scope of the book embraces literature (the... more...