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  • The Franco-Prussian Warby Michael Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    In 1870 Bismarck ordered the Prussian Army to invade France, inciting one of the most dramatic conflicts in European history. It transformed not only the states-system of the Continent but the whole climate of European moral and political thought. The overwhelming triumph of German military might, evoking general admiration and imitation, introduced... more...

  • Die Französische Revolutionby Hans-Ulrich Thamer

    C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 7.40

    Kaum ein Ereignis hat die Geschichte der Moderne so tief geprägt wie die Französische Revolution von 1789 bis 1799. Sie eröffnete eine Phase grundstürzender Veränderungen der politischen, sozialen und kulturellen Verhältnisse in Frankreich. Als ein epochales Ereignis hat die Französische Revolution weit über den nationalen Rahmen hinaus tiefe Spuren... more...

  • Dying Without God: Francois Mitterrand's Meditations on Living and Dyingby Franz-Oliver Giesbert

    Arcade Publishing 1998; US$ 14.95

    Is one ever truly ready to face death? Can one, without faith, view death as a beginning rather than an end, an annihilation? This moving, touching, and enlightening book—a moving elegy from the mind of one of this century's major statesmen—addresses these and many other poignant questions relative to mortality—and immortality. more...

  • Not Dead Yetby Herbert Gold

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    An upbeat memoir to savor and admire, Still Alive! proves that in your later years you can still be going strong . . . and having fun! ?Old age is a shipwreck,? Charles de Gaulle once observed. Not so, says Herb Gold in this lively, often hilarious memoir of his first seven decades. He is clearly enjoying every moment to its fullest. This is a... more...

  • The Holy Placeby Henry Lincoln

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    From the coauthor of Holy Blood, Holy Grail ?a basis for The Da Vinci Code ?comes a deeper exploration of the secrets of Rennes-le-Château. In 1982, Henry Lincoln, along with colleagues Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, published Holy Blood, Holy Grail , which became an immediate international bestseller. It investigated Rennes-le-Château, a... more...

  • The Emperor on the Battlefield: Napoleon's Worth as a Military Commanderby Felix Christoph Lotzin

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 32.54

    Hauptbeschreibung This book seeks to explore two working hypotheses: Firstly, that Napoleon's alleged military superiority in terms of skill and battlefield competence over his peers can be empirically quantified and proven. Secondly, that the results of Napoleonic warfare can be predicted by applying the theory of Contest Success Functions to these... more...

  • Images of Kingship in Early Modern Franceby Adrianna E. Bakos

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Louis XI, known as "The Spider King" because he wove many intricate plots, lives on in popular imagination primarily as a villain and a cruel, cunning, rather unscrupulous character. Absolutists fled to his banner whilst constitutionalists reviled him as a rapacious totalitarian murderer. In Images of Kingship in Early Modern France , Adrianna Bakos... more...

  • Under the Hammerby Fiona Watson

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 11.83

    War truly begins when the invading army, conquest complete, goes home. It is the relationship between the native population and those remaining behind as part of the new administration which holds the key to our understanding of not only the mechanisms of conquest, but also the fundamental elements of government desired by societies. Nowhere is this... more...

  • Mitterrand und Deutschlandby Ulrich Lappenküper

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 77.00

    François Mitterrand zählt zu den schillerndsten französischen Staatsmännern des 20. Jahrhunderts. Seit langem ist bekannt, dass er seine ambivalente Vita bewusst "begradigt" und in einem Dickicht von Geheimnissen verhüllt hat. Zu dieser Inszenierung gehört vor allem seine Selbststilisierung zum fast lebenslangen Verfechter der deutsch-französischen... more...