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  • Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century Franceby Daryl M. Hafter; Nina Kushner; Jacob Melish; Judith DeGroat; Cynthia Truant; Nancy Locklin; Rafe Blaufarb; Jane McLeod; James Collins; Bonnie Smith

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 36.95

    In the eighteenth century, French women were active in a wide range of employments?from printmaking to running whole-sale businesses?although social and legal structures frequently limited their capacity to work independently. The contributors to Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century France reveal how women at all levels of society negotiated these... more...

  • In the Public Eyeby James Smith Allen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.50

    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, 1650-1729by Alan Charles Kors

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 51.00

    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...

  • French Tanks of World War II (2)by Steven Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    The design quality of France's armored vehicles is somewhat forgotten in light of the myth of superiority surrounding the German Panzers' role in the Blitzkrieg against France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The second volume of two covering the French tanks of World War II, this title focuses primarily on the design, development, combat performance,... 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...

  • 1000 Years of Annoying the Frenchby Stephen Clarke

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 14.99

    Stephen Clarke?s hilarious and enlightening history of the love-hate relationship between Britain and France   Things have been just a little awkward between Britain and France ever since the Norman invasion in 1066. Over the subsequent thousand years of wars, treaties, and cultural rivalries, the strange relationship between these nations ranged... more...

  • Went the Day Well?: Witnessing Waterlooby David Crane

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; US$ 31.60

    A sweeping political, social, military and cultural overview of the United Kingdom on the eve, and then the day, of the greatest battle fought by British arms. more...

  • Went the Day Well?: Witnessing Waterlooby David Crane

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    A sweeping political, social, military and cultural overview of the United Kingdom on the eve, and then the day, of the greatest battle fought by British arms. more...

  • The Beach Beneath the Streetby Mckenzie Wark

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 18.95

    Over fifty years after the Situationist International appeared, its legacy continues to inspire activists, artists and theorists around the world. Such a legend has accrued to this movement that the story of the SI now demands to be told in a contemporary voice capable of putting it into the context of twenty-first-century struggles. McKenzie Wark... more...

  • Science and Polity in Franceby Charles Coulston Gillispie

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 125.00

    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...