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  • A People's History of the French Revolutionby Eric Hazan; David Fernbach

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat ? the events and figures of the French Revolution have exercised a hold on the historical imagination for more than 200 years. It has been a template for heroic insurrection and, to more conservative... more...

  • France on the Brinkby Jonathan Fenby

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    This completely revised and fully updated edition of the book Bill Bryson called “superb? presents a sharply insightful, authoritative portrait of France today as it struggles to live up to its vision of itself amid storm clouds that won?t go away. France on the Brink was chosen as a New York Times book of the year and hailed by the Wall Street... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lexikon der deutsch-französischen Kulturbeziehungen nach 1945by Joachim Umlauf; Nicole [Dr.] Colin; Ulrich Pfeil

    Narr Francke Attempto 2013; US$ 51.57

    Dieses Sachlexikon mit über 200 Stichworten und neun essayistischen Überblicksdarstellungen möchte auf dem neuesten Forschungsstand über die wichtigsten Konzepte, Ereignisse, Fakten, Entwicklungen, Institutionen und Mittler der deutsch-französischen Kulturbeziehungen nach 1945 kompakt und zuverlässig informieren. Über 50 beitragende Wissenschaftler... 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$ 26.99

    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...

  • 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...