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  • 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...

  • One Day in Franceby Jean-Marie Borzeix

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 27.50

    6 April, 1944. A detachment of German soldiers arrive in a rural French town, hunting down resistance fighters, many of whom are hiding in the region. More than sixty years later, the townspeople clearly remember the day when four peasants from a nearby village were taken hostage and shot as an example to others. But do they remember the whole story?Jean-Marie... more...

  • La Fortune des Rougon d'Émile Zolaby Marie Marin

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 7.99

    Premier épisode de son cycle romanesque des Rougon-Macquart , La Fortune des Rougon raconte l?histoire d?Adélaïde Fouque, l?aïeule de la famille, et des deux premières générations, alors que vient d?avoir lieu le coup d?État de Louis-Napoléon et que gronde l?insurrection. À travers cet imposant projet littéraire, Zola souhaite étudier l?influence... more...

  • The Normandy Landingsby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    It was at dawn on 6th June 1944, at 6:00am, that the Normandy Landings of World War II took place. The Allied soldiers landed on the beach of Normandy and set out to seize strategic points in order to finally gain a victory over the Germans. The stakes were high: the operation dealt a fatal blow to the Third Reich and led to the ultimate Liberation... more...

  • The Battle of Waterlooby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    At 11:15am on 18th June 1815, Napoleon I launched the assault at Waterloo. The stakes were high. Despite managing to defeat the British, the Dutch and Prussians also arrived to fight against the Emperor, who eventually succumbed and retreated. This battle marked the end of Napoleon?s rule and ended in his exile to the island of St. Helena. This book... more...

  • The Battle of Verdunby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    At 7:15am on 21st February 1916, Erich Falkenhayn launched an assault on Verdun. His goal was simple: to bleed the French army dry and end war of attrition. This conflict lasted nearly ten months, engaging the Germans and the French in one of the most inhumane battles in history. This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding more... more...

  • The Battle of the Marneby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    Before 4th August 1914, the Allied armies had not managed to gain any victories over the vicious German troops. However, on 6th September, everything changed and hope was restored once again with the Battle of the Marne. Thanks to the many mistakes of the German troops, particularly Joseph Joffre, the Allies were able to deal a heavy blow to the Germans... more...

  • The Battle of Toursby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    When the Battle of Tours broke out on 25th October 732, the Umayyad troops were on their way to plunder the wealthy shrine of St. Martin of Tours. This legendary battle was won by the Franks, who managed to force their opponents to retreat, and signaled the definitive decline of the Muslim Empire that had once ruled the whole of the Mediterranean.... more...

  • The Battle of Austerlitzby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On the night of 1st December 1805, the armies of the French Emperor Napoleon I, the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Francis II, and the Russian Tsar Alexander I, positioned themselves on the plains of Austerlitz, ready to fight in what would later become the infamous ?Battle of the Three Emperors?. The next morning, before the sun had fully risen,... more...

  • »Spiritus intus agit«by Oliver Mallick

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 70.00

    The prevailing misconceptions about Anne of Austria paint her as politically inept, naïve, lazy, and extravagant. In this study, Oliver Malick reveals that the exact opposite was the case. Her skillful self-presentation as model widow, mother, and regent, and her targeted use of the rhetoric of friendship to foster client loyalty reveal... more...