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  • The King's Irishmen: The Irish in the Exiled Court of Charles II, 1649-1660by Mark R.F. Williams

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    A novel study of the political, religious, and cultural worlds of the principal Irish figures at the exiled court of Charles II 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Partenaires de raison?by Carine Germond; Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2014; US$ 70.00

    1963 to 1969 was a critical period in German-French relations. The ink was hardly dry on the Élysée treaty when disagreements flared up between Paris and Bonn. Analyzing public and private archival sources in France and Germany, Carine Germond examines the impact of the Paris-Bonn ?engine? on the development of the European Community and on the relaxation... more...

  • Nelson - the New Lettersby Colin White

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Nelson was a letter writer of great flair and somehow, between his naval service and recovering from various illnesses and wounds and, of course, despite his famously tangled love-life, he managed to write an extraordinary number of them, on all subjects and addressed to all manner of recipients. This widely-praised volume collects together over 500... more...

  • As Good As Any Manby Douglas John Sadler; Rosie Serdiville; Morag Miller; Joseph Laycock

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    When the harrowing Great War diaries of one of Britain's first black soldiers were unearthed in a dusty Scottish attic nearly 100 years after they were written, they posed a bit of a mystery. The diary entries - which range from May 1917 until 6 March 1918 - were written by one Arthur Roberts while he served with the King's Own Scottish Borderers... more...

  • Napoleons hundert Tageby Günter Müchler

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 21.59

    Wie ein Lauffeuer ging die Nachricht von Napoleons Landung bei Antibes am 1. März 1815 durch Frankreich. Der Mann, der immer alles auf eine Karte setzte, wollte es nach seiner Absetzung nochmals wissen. Die Massen strömten ihm zu, und siegreich zog er erneut in Paris ein. Balzac bemerkte dazu später schwärmerisch: »Hatte es vor ihm jemanden gegeben,... more...

  • The Constitutional Monarchy in France, 1814-48by Pamela M. Pilbeam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.99

    Historians in France assume that the restoration of Monarchy after the defeat of Napoleon was doomed. The first compact recent history of the period in English, this book reveals that although the French experimented with two Monarchies and a Republic (1814 - 48), there was substantial stability. The Institutional framework constructed during the Revolutionary... more...

  • French Renaissance Monarchyby R. J. Knecht

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 53.99

    First published in 1984, Professor Knecht's study quickly established itself as the best short account of the period. The reigns of Francis I and Henry II, spanning the first half of the sixteenth century, are one of the most colourful and formative periods of French history. In addition to examining the nature and effectiveness of their reigns, Professor... more...