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  • In the Public Eyeby James Smith Allen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00 US$ 47.32

    Robert Darnton, Roger Chartier, and others have written much on the history of reading in the Old Regime, but this is the first broad study of reading to focus on the period after 1800. How and why did people understand texts as they did in modern France? In answering this question, James Allen moves easily from one interpretive framework to another... more...

  • Atheism in France, 1650-1729, Volume Iby Alan Charles Kors

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00 US$ 51.87

    Although most historians have sought the roots of atheism in the history of "free thought," Alan Charles Kors contends that attacks on the existence of God were generated above all by the vitality and controversies of orthodox theistic culture itself. In this first volume of a planned two-volume inquiry into the sources and nature of atheism, he shows... more...

  • The Frigatesby James Henderson III

    Pen and Sword 1994; US$ 7.99

    A naval history of the ships and personalities of the Nelson period. The sources used include accounts of the Napoleonic Wars, ships' logs, Admiralty documents, private and official reports, letters and contemporary descriptions. more...

  • Shocking Parisby Stanley Meisler

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 18.89

    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$ 131.95

    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$ 53.02

    Es gibt kaum eine französische Königin, über die so zahlreiche Biografien vorliegen wie über Anna von Österreich. Gleichwohl beschränken sie sich meist auf eine Nacherzählung der politischen Ereignisse, ohne der Königin und ihrer tatsächlichen Bedeutung wirklich gerecht zu werden. Basierend auf einer erstmals grundlegend durchgeführten... more...

  • Vichy Franceby Robert O. Paxton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    Uncompromising, often startling, meticulously documented?this book is an account of the government, and the governed, of colaborationist France. Basing his work on captured German archives and contemporary materials rather than on self-serving postwar memoirs or war-trial testimony, Professor Paxton maps out the complex nature of the ill-famed Vichy... 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...

  • 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...