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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, tried for years to employ the most famous Condottiere in his day. But Colleoni never crossed the Alps. The Venice Republic wanted nothing but tranquillity and prevented him from going away. Documents in the National Library of Paris indicate why Colleoni liked to be a Burgundian: He hoped to become the ruler of Milan.The... more...
- The Floating Press 2013; US$ 3.99
Who was the mysterious figure who was held in custody by French authorities for nearly 35 years, with his faced constantly cloaked in an identity-concealing iron mask? Though writers ranging from Voltaire to Dumas have advanced their own theories, this exhaustive examination of historical documents comes closest to presenting a viable answer to this... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99
Often, revolts and uprisings are regarded as being solely the results of a perfect storm of geopolitical, societal, and economic factors. But as French sociologist Gustave Le Bon astutely points out in The Psychology of Revolution, more personal variables enter into the revolutionary equation, as well. He parses several historical revolutions and identifies... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99
The Paris Commune lasted for only 64 days in 1871, but during that short time it gave rise to some of the grandest political dreams of the nineteenth century?before culminating in horrific violence. Following the disastrous French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, hungry and politically disenchanted Parisians took up arms against their government... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2014; US$ 20.40
The breakdown of Valérie Trierweiler?s relationship with French President François Hollande was spread mercilessly across the front pages. News of Hollande?s infidelity first broke in January 2014, when Closer magazine published photographs allegedly proving a secret affair between him and actress Julie Gayet. Trierweiler learnt of the affair through... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00
Following France?s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870?71, French patriots feared that their country was in danger of becoming a second-rate power in Europe. Decreasing birth rates had largely slowed French population growth, and the country?s population was not keeping pace with that of its European neighbors. To regain its standing in the... more...
- Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt 2006; US$ 28.00
Herbst des Mittelalters. Ein junger Mann lässt sein elterliches Gut in einem entlegenen bretonischen Dorf hinter sich und wandert nach Paris, um an der berühmten Sorbonne das Recht zu studieren. Aus dem Studenten wird ein Richter, Anwalt und Priester. Die Menschen seiner Heimat, in die er schließlich zurückkehrt, lieben und verehren ihn wegen seiner... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 60.55
Über die Jahrhunderte hinweg haben Deutschland und Frankreich ? beide können auf gemeinsame historische Wurzeln im fränkischen Reich zurückblicken ? immer engste wechselseitige Beziehungen unterhalten, oft als Rivalen, oft als Feinde, manchmal auch als Freunde. Ihr Zusammenspiel war maßgeblich für die Entwicklung der europäischen Geschichte. Insbesondere... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 59.73
<P>Trotz des politischen Antagonismus zwischen Paris und Wien orientierte sich der Wiener Adel ab dem 30-jährigen Krieg zunehmend an französischer Kultur, insbesondere am Repräsentationsmodell Ludwigs XIV. Der Adel initiierte durch zahlreiche Investitionen in französische Mode, Kosmetik, Innenraumgestaltung und repräsentative Karossen Kulturtransfer... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette is an inside look into the life of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, written by her First Lady in Waiting Madame Campan. Born in 1755 and married to Louis XVI of France at the age of 14, Antoinette was renowned for her fabled excesses. She was condemned for treason in 1793 at the zenith of the French Revolution,... more...