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  • 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$ 70.00

    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...

  • Négocier pour existerby Indravati Félicité

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 77.00

    Les relations franco-allemandes de l’époque de Louis XIV ont souvent été vues à travers le prisme de la rivalité entre une monarchie centralisatrice et un Empire divisé. S’il est vrai que la diplomatie de la France a modifié certains équilibres politiques dans l’Empire, celle des Reichsstände est elle aussi riche en enseignements sur le fonctionnement... 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, this work offered a remarkably prescient view of the chaos that lay ahead. It articulates a defense of property, religion, and traditional values. 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...

  • 3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornamentsby Blanche Cirker

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Royalty-free pictures from 1909 French typography catalog: plants, animals, religious motifs, music, carriages, boats, sports, furniture, clothing; plus borders, banners, wreaths, and other ornaments. Over 3,200 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Malrauxby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 11.99

    The authorized biography of the most important man of letters in twentieth century France: André Malraux, French novelist, art theorist, and France’s Minister of Cultural Affairs.   more...