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  • The Social Architecture of French Cinemaby Margaret C. Flinn

    Liverpool University Press 2014; US$ 89.99

    This book provides a vital new reading of documentary and realist fiction film of the French 1930s that focuses on how these genres interlock their representations of urban spaces and places. more...

  • Les Parisiennesby Anne Sebba

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 28.99

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  • Otto Abetz and His Paris Acolytesby Martin Mauthner

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Before Hitler comes to power Otto Abetz is a left-wing Francophile teacher in provincial Germany, mobilizing young French and German idealists to work together for peace through Franco-German reconciliation and a united Europe. Abetz marries a French girl but after 1933 succumbs to the Nazi sirens. Ribbentrop recruits him as his expert on France, tasking... more...

  • Wars Against Napoleonby General Michel Franceschi; Ben Weider

    Savas Beatie 2008; US$ 16.99

    Popular and scholarly history presents a one-dimensional image of Napoleon as an inveterate instigator of war who repeatedly sought large-scale military conquests. General Franceschi and Ben Weider dismantle this false conclusion in The Wars Against Napoleon, a brilliantly written and researched study that turns our understanding of the French emperor... more...

  • Fathers, Daughters, and Slavesby Doris Y. Kadish

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 72.99

    This new study brings to life the unique contribution of French women during the early nineteenth century, a key period in the history of colonialism and slavery. It offers in-depth readings of works by five antislavery writers -- Germaine de Sta?l, Claire Duras, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Charlotte Dard and Sophie Doin. more...

  • The Great Demarcationby Rafe Blaufarb

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    This book examines how the French Revolutionaries remade the pre-1789 system of property by removing public power from the sphere of property and excising property from the realm of sovereignty. This created a Great Demarcation between property and power, state and society, political and social, public and private--the conceptual basis of political... more...

  • The Red Cityby John M. Merriman

    Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 18.99

    This imaginative study recaptures 100 years in the life of Limoges, France's first socialist city, at a time when Limoges rode high on the crest of every wave of social, political, and industrial change. The story of this single city is the story of urban transformation and political radicalism in 19th-century France, of the struggle between tradition... more...

  • The Life and Death of Industrial Languedoc, 1700-1920by Christopher H. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 164.99

    In this seminal book, Christopher Johnson writes a full-scale study of the rise and decline of industrialization in the Bas-Languedoc region of France. Working within a broad 200-year frame, Johnson examines the process of how and why a successful industrial region transformed itself to agriculture. Johnson is primarily interested in de-industrialization,... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Thomas Carlyle; John D. Rosenberg

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 20.00

    The French Revolution is ?one of the grand poems of [Carlyle?s] century, yet its poetry consists in being everywhere scrupulously rooted in historical fact.? This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition, complete and unabridged, is unavailable anywhere else. From the Trade Paperback edition. ]]> more...

  • Living in Arcadiaby Julian Jackson

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    In Paris in 1954, a young man named André Baudry founded Arcadie, an organization for ?homophiles? that would become the largest of its kind that has ever existed in France, lasting nearly thirty years. In addition to acting as the only public voice for French gays prior to the explosion of radicalism of 1968, Arcadie?with its club and review?was... more...