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  • Cul de Sacby Paul Cheney

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    In the eighteenth century, the Cul de Sac plain in Saint-Domingue, now Haiti, was a vast open-air workhouse of sugar plantations. This microhistory of one plantation owned by the Ferron de la Ferronnayses, a family of Breton nobles, draws on remarkable archival finds to show that despite the wealth such plantations produced, they operated in a context... more...

  • Paris, City of Light: 1919?1939 (Text Only)by Vincent Cronin

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 19.88

    Paris between the wars: our impression is one of gaiety, frivolity, fashion, of exuberant living - a city whose lights were put out by the terrifyingly rapid advance of the German panzers in 1940. more...

  • 1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestryby Andrew Bridgeford

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 8.93

    A brilliant new reading of the Bayeux Tapestry that radically alters our understanding of the events of 1066 and reveals the astonishing story of the survival of early medieval Europe?s greatest treasure. This edition does not include illustrations. more...

  • Le sang des Lecaby Marc Archippe

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Cent ans d?une histoire familiale, traversant la guerre de 1870 et celle de 1914, jusqu?aux années cinquante. À la fin du 19ème siècle, un homme quitte Evisa et ses montagnes corses pour s?engager dans les armées du second empire. Cet homme simple, voire frustre et sans éducation, participera aux batailles de son temps et se mariera à Paris. De... more...

  • France, Britain, and the Struggle for the Revolutionary Western Mediterraneanby Joshua Meeks

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.91

    This book investigates the conflict over control over the Western Mediterranean in the late eighteenth-century. The Western Mediterranean during the 1790s featured a constant struggle for control over the region. While most histories point to military events such as the Italian Campaign as descriptive of this struggle between the two competing ideological... more...

  • Reinterpreting the Dutch Forty Years War, 1672?1713by David Onnekink

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 45.64

    This book aims to reinterpret current perceptions of the Dutch Forty Years War (1672-1713), usually regarded as a struggle against the expansionism of Louis XIV, birthing the European balance of power. Particular attention is given to recent international relations theory, through the examination of popular and official documents, as well as political... more...

  • Orientalizing the Jewby Julie Kalman

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Orientalizing the Jew shows how French travelers depicted Jews in the Orient and then brought these ideas home to orientalize Jews living in their homeland during the 19th century. Julie Kalman draws on narratives, personal and diplomatic correspondence, novels, and plays to show how the "Jews of the East" featured prominently in the minds of the... 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$ 63.64

    Mit der Schlussakte von Helsinki und den drei "Körben", in denen Handlungsempfehlungen zu Themen der Sicherheitspolitik, zur wirtschaftlichen, wissenschaftlichen und technischen Zusammenarbeit sowie zur Erfüllung von humanitären Maßnahmen verankert waren, läuteten die Vertreter der 35 KSZE-Teilnehmerstaaten eine neue Phase der internationalen Beziehungen... 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...