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France

  • Napoleonic Europeby Clive Emsley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    The impact of Napoleon on France and on Europe was immediate and enduring. He dominated his age as his armies dominated the continent; and no European country was untouched, or unchanged, by the events of these turbulent years. Keeping one's bearings geographically, militarily, politically and chronologically in the prevailing turmoil is no easy matter,... more...

  • A People's History of the French Revolutionby Eric Hazan; David Fernbach

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    The assault on the Bastille, the Reign of Terror, Danton mocking his executioner, Robespierre dispensing a fearful justice, and the archetypal gadfly Marat ? the events and figures of the French Revolution have exercised a hold on the historical imagination for more than 200 years. It has been a template for heroic insurrection and, to more conservative... more...

  • My Grandfather's Galleryby Anne Sinclair; Shaun Whiteside

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A singular man in the history of modern art, betrayed by Vichy, is the subject of this riveting family memoir On September 20, 1940, one of the most famous European art dealers disembarked in New York, one of hundreds of Jewish refugees fleeing Vichy France. Leaving behind his beloved Paris gallery, Paul Rosenberg had managed to save his family,... more...

  • The French Revolution 1787-1804by P. M. Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    The French Revolution can be seen as an enormous explosion of civic energy with huge ramifications for the rest of the world. In this balanced and accessible account, P.M Jones:   Considers the build-up of pressure between 1787 and 1789 as the power of the ancien régime began to crumble Analyses the dramatic events that began with the taking... more...

  • Clausewitzby Donald Stoker

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Carl von Clausewitz's masterwork, On War, is generally considered the greatest text on military theory ever written. Clausewitz is a touchstone for the field today, and is read by scholars, students, and military personnel around the world. And yet to Clausewitz himself, far more important than achieving recognition for his scholarly and theoretical... more...

  • The French Wars of Religion 1559-1598by R. J. Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    In the second half of the sixteenth century, France was racked by religious civil wars and peace was only restored when Henry of Navarre finally converted to Catholicism, deciding ? in his immortal phrase ? that 'Paris is worth a mass'. In this lucid introduction to a complex period in French history, Robert Knecht: Explains the evangelical... more...

  • The Ethnographic Stateby III Edmund Burke

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Alone among Muslim countries, Morocco is known for its own national form of Islam, "Moroccan Islam." However, this pathbreaking study reveals that Moroccan Islam was actually invented in the early twentieth century by French ethnographers and colonial officers who were influenced by British colonial practices in India. Between 1900 and 1920, these... more...

  • Waterlooby Tim Clayton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 44.62

    An epic page-turner about Waterloo, one of the greatest land battles in British history, rich in dramatic human detail and grounded in first class research. more...

  • Waterlooby Tim Clayton

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    An epic page-turner about Waterloo, one of the greatest land battles in British history, rich in dramatic human detail and grounded in first class research. more...

  • How to Ruin a Queenby Jonathan Beckman

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    A tale of greed, lust, deceit, theft on an extraordinary scale, charlatanry, kidnapping, assassination and escape from prison. more...