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  • 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...

  • French Musketeer 1622-1775by Rene Chartrand; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    The works of French novelist Alexandre Dumas have been reproduced time and again on stage and screen. Based on a genuine memoir by an officer named D'Artagnan, Dumas published The Three Musketeers . The King's Musketeers were formed in 1622 and were populated by young men of noble birth, but often of poorer means. The Musketeers served as a form... more...

  • The Black Count by Tom Reiss | A 15-minute Summary & Analysisby Instaread

    Instaread 2015; US$ 2.99

    Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Black Count: ? Summary of entire book ? Introduction to the Important People in the book ? Analysis of the Themes and Author?s Style more...

  • Cythères parisiennesby Alfred Delvau; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Je commence par elle, non parce que, de tous les bals parisiens, c'est le plus célèbre,-il date de 1787,-mais seulement parce que c'est le plus cher à ma mémoire : j'ai été jeune, et, à moins d'avoir, comme le fils de madame de Sévigné, un c?ur de citrouille fricassé dans la neige, on n'a pas le droit d'être ingrat envers les souvenirs... more...

  • La France sous Philippe le Belby Edgard Boutaric; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "En toutes choses et en tout temps, on doit éviter de confondre le fait avec le droit : cette distinction est surtout nécessaire quand on s'occupe de l'histoire du moyen âge, qui est l'époque où la force exerçait un empire presque souverain, et où l'abus, quand il pouvait prouver une longue existence, s'érigeait en droit." more...

  • Napoléon intimeby Arthur Lévy; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le 15 août 1769, vers onze heures du matin, naquit à Ajaccio Napoléon Bonaparte, fils de Charles Bonaparte et de Laetitia Ramolino. La mère se trouvait à l'église quand elle fut prise des douleurs de l'enfantement; elle rentra chez elle et accoucha sur un tapis." more...

  • Napoléon en campagneby Jean-Baptiste Vachée; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Avoir toujours présente à l'esprit la situation matérielle et morale de son armée, démêler sur des renseignements souvent vagues et contradictoires la situation et les projets de l'ennemi, prendre un parti sur ces données incertaines, le poursuivre sans perte de temps, parer à l'imprévu, ménager et accumuler ses forces pour les dépenser... more...

  • Provincial Patriot of the French Revolutionby Bette W. Oliver

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Provincial Patriot of the French Revolution: François Buzot, 1760-1794 , provides a personal perspective on the dramatic events of the French Revolution between 1789 and 1794. By examining the life and observations of this Girondin deputy from Evreux, it is possible to better understand the inherent difficulties involved in transforming an ancient... 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...

  • Courtesan and Countessby Jana Verhoeven; Alan Willey; Jeanne Allen; Jana Verhoeven

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; Not Available

    C?leste de Chabrillan, former courtesan and widow of the first French Consul to Melbourne, became the most prolific female stage writer in nineteenth-century France. Forever haunted by her scandalous past, C?leste fought to hold her place in an artistic world dominated by men. Courtesan and Countess tells the story not only of her struggle as a creative... more...