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France

  • French Revolutionaries in the Ottoman Empireby Pascal Firges

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    An unusual view of the French Revolution as one of moderation and compromise, transforming not only the French state, but territories throughout the world. This volume focuses on its impact across the Ottoman Empire, shedding new light on the global repercussions of the French Revolution and on French revolutionary foreign politics and diplomacy. more...

  • Exile, Imprisonment, or Deathby Julian Swann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    In 1617, Louis XIII was forced to resort to assassination as punishment, while a century later, Louis XIV needed only to issue a command and the kingdom's most powerful subjects would submit to imprisonment or exile without trial. What were 'politics of disgrace', why did it emerge, what conventions governed its use, and how did France react to it? more...

  • The Courtesan and the Gigoloby Aaron Freundschuh

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.50

    The intrigue began with a triple homicide in a luxury apartment building just steps from the Champs-Elyseés, in March 1887. A high-class prostitute and two others, one of them a child, had been stabbed to death?the latest in a string of unsolved murders targeting women of the Parisian demimonde. Newspapers eagerly reported the lurid details, and when... more...

  • Frankreich im KSZE-Prozessby Veronika Heyde

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 63.70

    Der KSZE-Prozess war maßgeblich dafür verantwortlich, dass in den krisenvollen Zeiten der 1970 und 1980er Jahre der Dialog zwischen Ost und West aufrecht erhalten werden konnte. Frankreich, das die Interessen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland solidarisch mittrug und wichtige eigene Impulse setzte, hat diesen Prozess vor allem durch seine Abrüstungsinitiative... more...

  • The French Army and Its African Soldiersby Ruth Ginio

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 60.00

    As part of France?s opposition to the independence of its former colonies in the years following World War II, its army remained deeply invested in preventing the decolonization of the territories comprising French West Africa (FWA). Even as late as the 1950s, the French Army clung to the hope that it was possible to retain FWA as a colony, believing... more...

  • Is Theory Good for the Jews?by Bruno Chaouat

    Liverpool University Press 2017; US$ 89.99

    By looking back to the emergence of a postwar theoretical discourse on trauma, memory, victims, suffering, the Holocaust and the Jews, Is Theory Good for the Jews? explores how "French thought" is implicated in intellectual, literary and ideological components of the global and local upsurge of antisemitism more...

  • Disorderly Familiesby Arlette Farge; Michel Foucault; Nancy Luxon; Thomas Scott-Railton

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    Drunken and debauched husbands; libertine wives; vagabonding children. These and many more are the subjects of requests for confinement written to the king of France in the eighteenth century. These letters of arrest ( lettres de cachet ) from France?s Ancien Régime were often associated with excessive royal power and seen as a way for the king to... more...

  • The Emperor's Shadowby Anne Whitehead

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 7.99

    After Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo, he was sent into exile on St Helena, arriving in October 1815. For the six years until his death, he was an 'eagle in a cage', reduced from the most powerful figure in Europe to a prisoner on a rock in the South Atlantic. But the fallen emperor was charmed and entertained by Betsy Balcombe, the... more...

  • Reflections on the Revolution in Franceby Edmund Burke

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    Reflections on the Revolution in France is a 1790 book by Edmund Burke, one of the best-known intellectual attacks against the (then-infant) French Revolution. In the twentieth century, it much influenced conservative and classical liberal intellectuals, who recast Burke's Whig arguments as a critique of Communism and Socialist revolutionary programs. more...

  • The Vichy Past in France Todayby Richard J. Golsan

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    This study examines the continuing impact of the memory of the Vichy regime and World War II in France. It analyzes recent political and intellectual debates, trials and the passage of contentious laws, historical controversies, and literary works and argues that the country has not yet reconciled with its past. more...