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France

  • Introducing Rousseauby Dave Robinson; Oscar Zarate

    Icon Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    Illustrated guide to the crucial French philosopher who denied bring a philosopher at all more...

  • Waterloo in 100 Objectsby Gareth Glover

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.65

    Objects allow us to reach out and touch the past and they play a living role in history today. Through them we can come closer to the reality experienced by the soldiers who fought at Waterloo - that most iconic of all battles. Using stunning photography, rare objects from the Napoloenic era tell us their story of the battle. From the discomfort of... more...

  • Napoleon's Military Maximsby David Chandler

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Napoleon's success was built upon practical experience combined with his study of classical warfare and his natural grasp of the key principles of war. His thoughts, theories and commentaries on the subject are presented here in the form of accessible and readable maxims and these, with explanatory comments, reveal the fundamentals of Napoleon's art... more...

  • Crime, Justice and Public Order in Old Regime Franceby Julius R. Ruff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00

    This title, first published in 1984, is a case study of crime and criminal justice in rural, southwestern France in the last century of the Old Regime. Based on extensive research in criminal court records, often the only documentary evidence of the poor and illiterate, the study is a valuable addition both to our knowledge of Old Regime society and... more...

  • The Stakes of Regulationby Steven L. Kaplan

    Anthem Press 2015; US$ 130.00

    This engaging work functions as extended critical essay in dialogue with the republication of ?Bread, Politics and Political Economy? (1976), focused on 18th-century France, dealing with the fraught question of regulation in its multiples guises: economic, social, political, cultural and psychological. more...

  • Spectacle in "Classical" Cinemasby Tom Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Spectacle is not often considered to be a significant part of the style of ?classical? cinema. Indeed, some of the most influential accounts of cinematic classicism define it virtually by the supposed absence of spectacle. Spectacle in ?Classical? Cinemas: Musicality and Historicity in the 1930s brings a fresh perspective on the role of the spectacular... more...

  • When Europe Was a Prison Campby Otto Schrag; Peter Schrag

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In a compelling approach to storytelling, When Europe Was a Prison Camp weaves together two accounts of a family?s eventual escape from Occupied Europe. One, a memoir written by the father in 1941; the other, begun by the son in the 1980s, fills in the story of himself and his mother, supplemented by historical research. The result is both personal... more...

  • Kosmopoliten wider Willenby Friedemann Pestel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 77.00

    Using the example of the Monarchiens , a group of constitutional monarchists, Friedemann Pestel examines how émigrés moved from being on the defensive to political action in the 1790s. Their pan-European connections gave them extensive visibility. The study shows the interconnections between lands of origin and exile. It corrects the... more...

  • Indulgences after Lutherby Elizabeth C Tingle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Indulgences have been synonymous with corruption in the Catholic Church ever since Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the church door in Wittenberg in 1517. Tingle explores the nature and evolution of indulgences in the Counter Reformation and how they were used as a powerful tool of personal and institutional reform. more...

  • Female Piety and the Catholic Reformation in Franceby Jennifer Hillman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Hillman presents a fascinating account of the role that women played during the Catholic Reformation in France. She reconstructs the devotional practices of a network of powerful women showing how they reconciled Catholic piety with their roles as part of an aristocratic elite, challenging the view that the Catholic Reformation was a male concern. more...