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  • Das Jahrhundert der Restaurationenby Volker Sellin

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 42.00

    The year 2014 sees the 200th anniversary of Napoleon's downfall - and the restauration of the French monarchy under the house of Bourbon. With this as a starting point, Volker Sellin shows how the European monarchies restored and prolonged their reigns by giving their countries constitutions. This new angle results in an astonishing history of the... more...

  • Hero or Tyrant? Henry III, King of France, 1574-89by Robert J. Knecht

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Based upon a rich and diverse range of primary sources, including recently discovered correspondence in the Gonzaga archives in Mantua, this book traces Henry’s life from his birth in 1551. Providing the first English language biography of Henri, this study thoroughly and dispassionately reassessed his life in light of recent scholarship and in... more...

  • Revolutionary Ideasby Jonathan Israel

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Historians of the French Revolution used to take for granted what was also obvious to its contemporary observers?that the Revolution was caused by the radical ideas of the Enlightenment. Yet in recent decades scholars have argued that the Revolution was brought about by social forces, politics, economics, or culture?almost anything but abstract notions... more...

  • Karl der Großeby Matthias Becher

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 9.25

    Als am Weihnachtstag des Jahres 800 Karl in Rom von Papst Leo III. zum Kaiser gekrönt wurde, konnte der Frankenherrscher bereits auf eine eindrucksvolle Karriere zurückblicken. Hinter ihm lag der Aufstieg vom Sohn eines fränkischen Hausmeiers zum Eroberer Italiens, die erfolgreich betriebene Expansion des Reiches nach Osten und die Überwindung nachhaltiger... more...

  • Contemporary Franceby Howarth David; David Howarth; Georgios Varouxakis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    At least since the French Revolution, France has the peculair distinction of simultaneously fascinating, charming and exasperating its neighbours and foreign observers. Contemporary France provides an essential introduction for students of French politics and society, exploring contemporary developments while placing them in a deeper historical, intellectual,... more...

  • Twilight of the Belle Epoqueby Mary McAuliffe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 28.99

    In Twilight of the Belle Epoque , Mary McAuliffe portrays Paris in full flower at the turn of the twentieth century, where creative dynamos such as Picasso, Matisse, Stravinsky, Debussy, Ravel, Proust, Marie Curie, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, and Isadora Duncan set their respective circles on fire with their revolutionary visions and discoveries.... more...

  • Die Angst vor dem Koreakriegby Sascha Foerster

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.13

    ?Natürlich, dass man die Schwächen der Menschen, mit denen sie nun mal behaftet sind, als Kalkül bei allen Überlegungen einschaltet, das ist wohl klar.? Konrad Adenauer Jeder weiß, wie sich Angst anfühlt, doch Historiker wollten von ?schwachen? Faktoren wie ?Gefühlen? in der ?rationalen? Geschichtswissenschaft lange Zeit nichts wissen. Dass Emotionen... more...

  • Top 10 Provence & Cote D'Azurby Robin Gauldie; Anthony Peregrine

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 14.00

    DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Provence & the Cote d'Azur in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Provence and the Cote d'Azur have to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and... more...

  • Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Parisby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 25.00

    Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Paris offers you the best things to see and do on a family vacation in Paris-from visiting magnificent sights such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame to exploring the treasures housed in The Louvre and Musée d'Orsay-and brings those places alive for children with fun facts, quizzes, and cartoons. The major sights... more...

  • FRANCOPHONE POSTCOLONIAL STUDIESby Charles Forsdick; David Murphy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    This landmark text constitutes the first comprehensive overview of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. Moving away from reductive geographical or linguistic surveys of the Francophone world, this collection of original essays provides a thematic discussion of the complex historical, political and cultural links between France and its former colonies.... more...