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France

  • Wellington's Brigade Commandersby Robert Burnham; Ron McGuigan

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.52

    Recent research into the Duke of Wellington's armies during the Peninsular War and the Waterloo campaign has enhanced our understanding of the men he led, and this new biographical guide to his brigade commanders is a valuable contribution to this growing field. Ron McGuigan and Robert Burnham have investigated the lives and careers of a group of... more...

  • The Napoleon Optionsby Jonathan North

    Frontline Books 2017; US$ 21.99

    This compelling alternate history, brilliantly written by fourteen leading international authors, presents the great maybes of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars The Napoleon Options focuses on some of the pivotal episodes of these catastrophic wars, giving them a resounding twist, and explores in detail an alternative sequence of historical events.... more...

  • Vincent de Paul, the Lazarist Mission, and French Catholic Reformby Alison Forrestal

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 134.99

    A major reassessment of the thought and activities of the key figure of the seventeenth-century French Catholic Reformation, Vincent de Paul, exploring how he formed a congregation of secular missionaries, the Lazarists, who were responsible for the delivery of missions, formation and training of clergy, and promotion of confraternal welfare. more...

  • The Cult of the Modernby Gavin Murray-Miller

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 60.00

    The Cult of the Modern focuses on nineteenth-century France and Algeria and examines the role that ideas of modernity and modernization played in both national and colonial programs during the years of the Second Empire and the early Third Republic. Gavin Murray-Miller rethinks the subject by examining the idiomatic use of modernity in French cultural... more...

  • Waterloo Messengerby William Mahon

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.52

    Henry Percy is best known as the officer who carried the Waterloo Dispatch, the Duke of Wellingtons account of the Battle of Waterloo and the ultimate defeat of Napoleon, to London in June 1815\. This was the climax of a remarkable military career. He served in the British army throughout the Napoleonic Wars in Sicily, Egypt, Sweden, Portugal and... more...

  • After the Roundupby Joseph Weismann; Richard Kutner

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    On the nights of July 16 and 17, 1942, French police rounded up eleven-year-old Joseph Weismann, his family, and 13,000 other Jews. After being held for five days in appalling conditions in the Vélodrome d'Hiver stadium, Joseph and his family were transported by cattle car to the Beaune-la-Rolande internment camp and brutally separated: all the adults... more...

  • Terror in Franceby Gilles Kepel; Gilles Kepel; Antoine Jardin

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    The virulent new brand of Islamic extremism threatening the West In November 2015, ISIS terrorists massacred scores of people in Paris with coordinated attacks on the Bataclan concert hall, cafés and restaurants, and the national sports stadium. On Bastille Day in 2016, an ISIS sympathizer drove a truck into crowds of vacationers at the beaches... more...

  • Pierre de L'Estoile and his World in the Wars of Religionby Tom Hamilton

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    The Wars of Religion embroiled France in decades of faction, violence, and peacemaking in the late sixteenth century. This study offers a new history of these Wars of Religion from the perspective of the period's great diarist and collector, Pierre de L'Estoile (1546-1611), telling the story of his life and times. more...

  • Remade in Franceby Valérie Saugera

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 73.99

    Remade in France: Anglicisms in the Lexicon and Morphology of French chronicles the current status of French Anglicisms, a popular topic in the history of the French language and a compelling example of the influence of global English. The abundant data come from primary sources-a large online newspaper corpus (for unofficial Anglicisms) and the... more...

  • Flaubert in the Ruins of Parisby Peter Brooks

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 42.00

    From the summer of 1870 through the spring of 1871, France suffered a humiliating defeat in its war against Prussia and witnessed bloody class warfare that culminated in the crushing of the Paris Commune. In Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris , Peter Brooks examines why Flaubert thought his recently published novel, Sentimental Education , was prophetic... more...