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  • Napoleon?s Polish Lancers of the Imperial Guardby Ronald Pawly; Patrice Courcelle

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    This book draws on original regimental records to give by far the most detailed account ever published in English of the organization and personalities of the most renowned of the foreign units that served in the Emperor's armies. Unlike most of his foreign troops, these Polish horsemen were true volunteers, who owed their honoured place in his Imperial... more...

  • In the Shadow of the Generalby Sudhir Hazareesingh

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 22.99

    In the Shadow of the General explains how de Gaulle has come to occupy a privileged position in the French imagination. Sudhir Hazareesingh's story of how an individual life was transformed into national myth also tells a great deal about the French collective self in the twenty-first century: its fractured memory, its aspirations to greatness, and... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Contesting Indochinaby M. Kathryn Edwards

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    How does a nation come to terms with losing a war?especially an overseas war whose purpose is fervently contested? In the years after the war, how does such a nation construct and reconstruct its identity and values? For the French in Indochina, the stunning defeat at Dien Bien Phu ushered in the violent process of decolonization and a fraught reckoning... 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...

  • The Fall of Toulonby Bernard Ireland

    Orion 2014; US$ 12.99

    The tragic story of the last Royalist attempt to overthrow the French revolution In the summer of 1793 French Royalists surrendered the great naval base at Toulon to the British, intending this to be the springboard for a full-scale counter-revolution. A multi-national taskforce led by the British, and including Spanish, Austrian and Italian forces,... more...