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  • Eliten in Deutschland und Frankreich im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert/Elites en France et en Allemagne aux XIXème et XXème siècles. Band 2by Franz Knipping; Rainer Hudemann; Louis Dupeux

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 133.00

    Vergleich der Eliten: das zeigt auch Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der Gesellschaften in Deutschland und Frankreich. Der neue zweite Band stellt alte und neue städtische Eliten, religiöse, politisch-parlamentarische und freiberufliche sowie Vereins-Eliten in den Mittelpunkt. Damit knüpft das Deutsch-Französische Historikerkomitee an den 1994 erschienenen... more...

  • Genius in Franceby Ann Jefferson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    This engaging book spans three centuries to provide the first full account of the long and diverse history of genius in France. Exploring a wide range of examples from literature, philosophy, and history, as well as medicine, psychology, and journalism, Ann Jefferson examines the ways in which the idea of genius has been ceaselessly reflected on and... more...

  • The Glorious First of Juneby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    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 the mid-Atlantic following a week of skirmishing. After fierce fighting, both sides claim victory. In The Glorious First... more...

  • They Eat Horses, Don't They?by Piu Marie Eatwell

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    They Eat Horses, Don?t They?:The Truth About the French  tells you what life in France is really like. Do the French eat horses? Do French women bare all on the beach? What is a bidet really used for? In this hilarious and informative book, Piu Marie Eatwell reveals the truth behind forty-five myths about the French, from the infamous horsemeat... more...

  • Massacreby John Merriman

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century?before culminating in horrific violence. Following the disastrous French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, hungry and politically disenchanted Parisians took up arms against their government... more...

  • Regional Language Policies in France during World War IIby Aviv Amit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    During Germany's occupation of France in WWII, French regional languages became a way for people to assert their local identities. This book offers a detailed historical sociolinguistic analysis of the various language policies applied in France's regions (Brittany, Southern France, Corsica and Alsace) before, during and after WWII. more...

  • Regional Language Policies in France during World War IIby Aviv Amit

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    During Germany's occupation of France in WWII, French regional languages became a way for people to assert their local identities. This book offers a detailed historical sociolinguistic analysis of the various language policies applied in France's regions (Brittany, Southern France, Corsica and Alsace) before, during and after WWII. more...

  • Dangerous and Dishonest Men: The International Bankers of Louis XIV's Franceby Guy Rowlands

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    At the start of the eighteenth century Louis XIV needed to remit huge sums of money abroad to support his armies during the War of the Spanish Succession. This book explains how international bankers moved French money across Europe, and how the foreign exchange system was so overloaded by the demands of war that a massive banking crash resulted. more...

  • Dangerous and Dishonest Men: The International Bankers of Louis XIV's Franceby Guy Rowlands

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    At the start of the eighteenth century Louis XIV needed to remit huge sums of money abroad to support his armies during the War of the Spanish Succession. This book explains how international bankers moved French money across Europe, and how the foreign exchange system was so overloaded by the demands of war that a massive banking crash resulted. more...

  • Bolt Action: Armies of Italy and the Axisby Warlord Games

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 15.95

    While many nations flocked to the side of the Allies, others joined forces with Germany as part of the Axis. This volume is the definitive guide to the armies of Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia and Finland. Refight the Winter War against the Soviets, hold back the British in North Africa, or help shore up the German offensives on the Eastern Front... more...