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  • A War of Logisticsby Charles R. Shrader

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 60.00

    Following the French reoccupation of Indochina at the end of World War II, the pro-Communist Vietnamese nationalists, or Viet Minh, launched a grassroots insurgency that erupted into a full-fledged war in 1949. After nearly ten years of savage combat, the western world was stunned when Viet Minh forces decisively defeated the French Union army at... more...

  • When France Was King of Cartographyby Christine Marie Petto

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 39.99

    When France Was King of Cartography investigates over a thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over the course of two centuries in France. The book focuses on situated knowledge or 'localized' interests reflected in these geographical productions.... more...

  • A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdomsby Francis Steegmuller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 23.00

    Pre-revolutionary Paris comes to life in this fascinating story surrounding the correspondence between two colorful and witty society figures: the French author Louise d'Épinay and the Italian priest-diplomat Ferdinando Galiani. Their friends included Voltaire, Diderot, Melchior Grimm, and the famous women of the salons, and their letters touched upon... more...

  • The 1956 Suez War and the New World Order in the Middle Eastby Yagil Henkin

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99

    The 1956 Suez War, fought between Egypt and the improbable coalition of Britain, France, and Israel, was a key turning point in the history of the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict. This book presents a clear, comprehensive narrative of the conflict with a special emphasis on the military decisions. more...

  • The A to Z of the Wars of the French Revolutionby Steven T. Ross

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99

    The A to Z of the French Revolution describes significant persons, places and events, encounters and battles, that substantially changed the nature of warfare at the end of the 18th century in Europe. Additionally, it gives a sense of the impact of these changes on the general course of human history, drawing connections between events to map out... more...

  • The Albigensian Crusadeby Jonathan Sumption

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 9.99

    In twelfth century Languedoc a subversive heresy of Eastern origin flourished to an extraordinary degree. The Albingenses believed that the world was created by an evil spirit, and that all worldly things - including the Church - were by nature sinful. Jonathan Sumption's acclaimed history examines the roots of the heresy, the uniquely rich culture... more...

  • Assault on Junoby Mark Zuehlke

    Orca Book Publishers 2012; US$ 4.99

    A dramatic account of the Canadian Forces attack on Juno Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944?a battle that began the march toward victory in World War II. more...

  • Becoming a Revolutionaryby Timothy Tackett

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    Here Timothy Tackett tests some of the diverse explanations of the origins of the French Revolution by examining the psychological itineraries of the individuals who launched it--the deputies of the Estates General and the National Assembly. Based on a wide variety of sources, notably the letters and diaries of over a hundred deputies, the book assesses... more...

  • The Best of All Possible Worldsby Steven Nadler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 8.99

    In the spring of 1672, the German philosopher and mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz arrived in Paris on a furtive diplomatic mission. That project was abandoned quickly, but Leibniz remained in Paris with a singular goal: to get the most out of the city's intellectual and cultural riches. He benefited, above all, from his friendships with France's... more...

  • Blood Ties and Fictive Tiesby Kristin Elizabeth Gager

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Paris during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the practice of adopting children was strongly discouraged by cultural, religious, and legal authorities on the grounds that it disrupted family blood lines. In fact, historians have assumed that adoption had generally not been practiced in France or in the rest of Europe since late antiquity.... more...