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  • Agincourt 1415by Anne Curry

    The History Press 2015; US$ 26.24

    As night fell in Picardy on Thursday 24 October 1415, Henry V and his English troops, worn down by their long march after the taking of Harfleur and diminished by the dysentery they had suffered there, can little have dreamt that the battle of the next day would give them one of the most complete victories ever won. Anne Curry's startling new history... more...

  • The Life of Madame Neckerby Sonja Boon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Madame Necker occupies a unique position in French social and cultural history. This study breaks new ground by examining the profoundly corporeal nature of Madame Necker?s life ? her debilitating, decades-long psychic and somatic suffering and subsequent curious death. more...

  • »Une Société de Plaisirs«by Christian Quaeitzsch

    Deutscher Kunstverlag 2015; Not Available

    Die glanzvollen Feste, die Ludwig XIV. veranstalten ließ, prägen noch heute unser Bild vom Hof des Sonnenkönigs. Wie aber wurden das flüchtige Festspektakel und seine allegorische Bildsprache von den Zeitgenossen wahrgenommen? Die höfischen Festveranstaltungen dienten der Repräsentation des Königs vor der gesamten in- und ausländischen Gesellschaft.... more...

  • Birth of the Intellectualsby Christophe Charle

    Wiley 2015; US$ 26.95

    Who exactly are the ‘intellectuals’? This term is so widely used today that we forget that it is a recent invention, dating from the late nineteenth century. In Birth of the Intellectuals , the renowned historian and sociologist Christophe Charle shows that the term ‘intellectuals’ first appeared at the time of the Dreyfus... more...

  • Ludwig XIV.by Martin Wrede; Michael North; Volker Reinhardt

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Ludwig XIV., der Sonnenkönig, prägte seine Epoche. Er ist der Inbegriff des absolutistischen, frühneuzeitlichen Königs. Unter seiner Herrschaft - zwischen 1643 und 1715 - wurde Frankreich zur kulturellen Vormacht Europas. Jeder europäische Fürst versuchte, dem Glanz und der Prachtentfaltung Ludwigs nachzueifern; der europäische Adel sprach Französisch.... more...

  • Ludwig XIV.by Martin Wrede; Michael North; Volker Reinhardt

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Ludwig XIV., der Sonnenkönig, prägte seine Epoche. Er ist der Inbegriff des absolutistischen, frühneuzeitlichen Königs. Unter seiner Herrschaft - zwischen 1643 und 1715 - wurde Frankreich zur kulturellen Vormacht Europas. Jeder europäische Fürst versuchte, dem Glanz und der Prachtentfaltung Ludwigs nachzueifern; der europäische Adel sprach Französisch.... more...

  • Scotland's Waterlooby Owen Dudley Edwards

    Luath Press Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57

    I saw the field of battle... It still exhibits a most striking picture of desolation all the neighbouring houses being broken down by cannon-shot and shells. There was one sweet little chateau in particular called Hougomont which was the object of several desperate assaults and was at length burned to the ground... There was an immense carnage on... more...

  • Scotland Forever!by Iain Gale

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 8.74

    The Battle of Waterloo in 1815 was a turning point in European history. The British and their allies led by the Duke of Wellington faced the massed forces of Napoleon. It was the French emperor's last throw of the dice after escaping from exile on Elba. One of the most iconic incidents of the battle which followed was the charge of the Scots Greys,... more...

  • Geschichte Frankreichsby Peter C. Hartmann

    C.H. Beck 2015; US$ 7.46

    Frankreich hat wie kein anderes Land die Geschichte Europas geprägt. Der Hof und die absolutistische Herrschaft Ludwigs XIV. waren lange Zeit Vorbild für europäische Herrscher. Seit dem Mittelalter und erst recht seit der Aufklärung gehörten französische Denker zur europäischen Avantgarde. Die Französische Revolution und Napoleon haben ganz Europa... more...

  • Napoleon pocket GIANTSby William Doyle

    The History Press 2015; US$ 1.44

    In the space of less than twenty years, Napoleon turned Europe upside down. Rising from obscure origins to supreme power by a mixture of luck, audacity and military genius, he was able to harness the energies released by the French Revolution to resolve the internal problems which is had created, before turning his restless ambition to remodelling... more...