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France

  • How to Ruin a Queenby Jonathan Beckman

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    A tale of greed, lust, deceit, theft on an extraordinary scale, charlatanry, kidnapping, assassination and escape from prison. more...

  • 50 Jahre Elysée-Vertrag (1963-2013) / Les 50 ans du traité de l'Elysée (1963-2013)by Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink; Christoph Vatter; Mechtild Gilzmer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 48.00

    2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty, which left an imprint of sustainability on the friendship between the two neighbors on the Rhine. With this volume, the Elysée Treaty is embedded in a wide range of processes which allowed this unique and in many respects pioneering relationship. Differentiated disciplinary approaches and questions... more...

  • Romanticism in the Shadow of Warby Jeffrey N. Cox

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    A fresh take on Romantic writers including Byron, the Shelleys, and Keats, within the culture of the Napoleonic War years. more...

  • The Risky Business of French Feminismby Jennifer L. Sweatman

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    The Risky Business of French Feminism: Publishing, Politics, and Artistry examines the women-owned publishing house Editions des Femmes and its rivals in order to understand how the French Women?s Liberation Movement used print media to transform French culture and society from the 1970s through the 1990s. more...

  • French Societyby Sharon Kettering

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This book provides a "birds eye" view of social change in France during the "long seventeenth century" from 1589-1715. One of the most dynamic phases of French history, it covers the reigns of the first three Bourbon kings, Henri IV, Louis XIII, and Louis XIV. The author explores the upheavals in French society during this period through an examination... more...

  • When Paris Went Darkby Ronald C. Rosbottom

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 13.49

    The spellbinding and revealing chronicle of Nazi-occupied Paris On June 14, 1940, German tanks entered a silent and nearly deserted Paris. Eight days later, France accepted a humiliating defeat and foreign occupation. Subsequently, an eerie sense of normalcy settled over the City of Light. Many Parisians keenly adapted themselves to the situation-even... more...

  • Village of Secretsby Caroline Moorehead

    Random House of Canada 2014; US$ 32.00

    From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands, including many Jewish children, who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II.           Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains of the Ardèche. Surrounded by... more...

  • The Smile Revolutionby Colin Jones

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    You could be forgiven for thinking that the smile has no history; it has always been the same. However, just as different cultures in our own day have different rules about smiling, so did different societies in the past. In fact, amazing as it might seem, it was only in late eighteenth century France that western civilization discovered the art of... more...

  • The Paris Gameby Ray Argyle; Maurice Vaïsse

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    Long dismissed as a vain and arrogant self-seeker chasing glory, Charles de Gaulle is revealed in The Paris Game as a transformative figure of the twentieth century whose unflagging determination brings France back from defeat and saves it from the twin threats of Communism and dictatorship more...

  • Französisch in Barock und Aufklärungby Thorsten Roelcke

    Vittorio Klostermann 2014; US$ 154.10

    Das Französische ist im deutschen Sprachraum des 17. und des 18. Jahrhunderts von großer Bedeutung ? sei es als Fremdsprache gebildeter Kreise oder als Gebersprache zahlreicher Entlehnungen in das Deutsche. Diese Bedeutung schlägt sich auch in zahlreichen Äußerungen deutscher Sprachgelehrter des Barock und der Aufklärung nieder. Dieses Buch dokumentiert... more...