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  • Romantik und Freiheitby Michael Dreyer; Klaus Ries

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 45.42

    Der vorliegende Sammelband stellt den zweiten Band einer Reihe dar, die sich mit dem politischen Reformpotential der Romantik befasst. Nach einer ersten Bestandsaufnahme über das Beziehungsverhältnis von ?Romantik und Revolution? geht es jetzt um die freiheitliche Dimension der Romantik. Dabei stehen ebenfalls die politischen Implikationen der Romantik... more...

  • Science and Polity in Franceby Charles Coulston Gillispie

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 137.50

    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 Search for the Man in the Iron Maskby Paul Sonnino

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 34.99

    This book pursues an enduring puzzle that has stumped historians for centuries and seduced novelists and filmmakers down to this day. Who was the man who wore an iron mask and was kept in prison for years during the reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV? Paul Sonnino brilliantly traces his decade-long quest to solve the mystery. more...

  • Secret Societiesby Una Birch; James Wasserman

    Nicolas-Hays, Inc 2007; US$ 18.95

    The greatest success of the Bavarian Illuminati conspiracy was the French Revolution of 1789. The profound impact of that Revolution is felt to this day in the political destinies of billions of people worldwide. The Illuminati had declared war against Church and State a decade earlier and worked feverishly to spread their new gospel of Liberty and... more...

  • 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...

  • A Taste for Intrigueby Philip Short

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 40.99

    The man who changed the course of modern France In 1981, François Mitterrand became France's first popularly elected socialist president. By the time he completed his mandate, he had led the country for 14 years, longer than any other French head of state in modern times. Mitterrand mirrored France in all its imperfections and tragedies, its cowardice... more...

  • Twelve Who Ruledby R. R. Palmer; Isser Woloch

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    In its fifth year (1793-1794), the French Revolution faced a multifaceted crisis that threatened to overwhelm the Republic. In response the government instituted a revolutionary dictatorship and a "reign of terror," with a Committee of Public Safety at its head. R. R. Palmer's fascinating narrative follows the Committee's deputies individually and... more...

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II?told in full for the first time. Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche, one of the most remote and inaccessible... more...

  • Vital Minimumby Dana Simmons

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    What constitutes a need? Who gets to decide what people do or do not need? In modern France, scientists, both amateur and professional, were engaged in defining and measuring human needs. These scientists did not trust in a providential economy to distribute the fruits of labor and uphold the social order. Rather, they believed that social organization... more...

  • Voices of the Paris Communeby Mitchell Abidor

    PM Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    The Paris Commune of 1871, the first instance of a working-class seizure of power, has been subject to countless interpretations: reviled by its enemies as a murderous bacchanalia of the unwashed while praised by supporters as an exemplar of proletarian anarchism in action, both a successful model to be imitated and as a devastating failure to be... more...