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  • Le Châtelet de Parisby Charles Desmaze; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le Châtelet de Paris était une juridiction royale inférieure de la même classe que les autres prévôtés ; mais il siégeait dans la capitale même, recevait les appels des différentes châtellenies de la vicomté et ressortissait nûment du parlement. Aussi son importance et sa juridiction méritent-elles d'être étudiées14. Dans quelques villes,... more...

  • Les 73 journées de la Communeby Catulle Mendès; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Que veut dire ceci ? où allons-nous ? Qui nous mène ? D'où vient le vent qui souffle ? Est-ce une tempête qui va tout bouleverser profondément, n'est-ce qu'une rafale soudaine et peu durable ? S'agit-il, en un mot, d'une révolution ou simplement d'une émeute ? Aujourd'hui 18 mars, vers quatre heures du matin, j'ai été réveillé par un bruit... more...

  • Missionary Strategies in the New World, 1610?1690by Catherine Ballériaux

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The study is an intellectual and comparative history of French, Spanish, and English missions to the native peoples of America in the seventeenth century, c. 1610?1690. It shows that missions are ideal case studies to properly understand the relationship between religion and politics in early modern Catholic and Calvinist thought. The book aims... more...

  • Napoléon et ses détracteursby Prince Jérôme Napoléon; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait: "M. Taine a eu de nombreux précurseurs. A peine l'étranger avait-il pénétré dans Paris, que les insulteurs se levaient de toute part, pour accabler de leurs invectives le chef de la Grande Armée, le défenseur de la grande nation. De 1814 à 1830, tout a été mis en ?uvre pour salir sa mémoire. La passion sincère et la passion vénale ont rivalisé... more...

  • Summer Before the Darkby Volker Weidermann; Carol Brown Janeway

    Pushkin Press 2016; US$ 13.11

    <p><strong>A dazzling portrait of Zweig and Roth, and a community of intellectual exiles, during the extraordinary summer of 1936.</strong></p><p><em>It's as if they're made for each other. Two men, both falling, but holding each other up for a time.</em></p><p>Ostend, 1936: the Belgian seaside... more...

  • Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870?1914by Simon Sleight

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Baby booms have a long history. In 1870, colonial Melbourne was â??perspiring juvenile humanityâ?? with an astonishing 42 per cent of the cityâ??s inhabitants aged 14 and under - a demographic anomaly resulting from the gold rushes of the 1850s. Within this context, Simon Sleight enters the heated debate concerning the future prospects of â??Young... more...

  • "Die Gefallenen besänftigen und ihre Taten rühmen"by Tino Schölz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    Commemoration of fallen Japanese soldiers is among the most controversial issues in international relations in the Far East. This work analyzes the history of the political cult of the dead in Japan since the mid-19 th century and examines the major similarities and differences between Japanese commemorative practices for fallen soldiers... more...

  • 'Gilded Prostitution'by Maureen E. Montgomery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the marriages of British peers to American women within the context of the opening up of London and New York society and the growing competitiveness for high social status. In London, American women were often blamed for the growing hedonism and materialism of smart society and for poaching in the marriage market. They were invariably... more...

  • "Hört die Signale!"by Reinhard Hübsch

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 140.00

    Im Dezember 1998 luden der Südwestrundfunk und die Landeszentrale für politische Bildung Baden-Württemberg zu eienem Symposium zum Thema "Die Deutschlandpolitik der Sozialisten und Sozialdemokraten" ein. Das Symposium führte mit den Vorträgen und den sich anschließenden Diskussionen zu ebenso heftigen wie fruchtbaren Kontroversen. Im Mittelpunkt... more...

  • 'Rogues and Vagabonds'by Lionel Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    In this lively social history, first published in 1988, Lionel Rose explores in detail the plight of the street poor between 1815 and 1985. He describes the Victorian ?Rogues and Vagabonds? who made elicit peddling, begging frauds and other petty crime their profession. He considers the relevant legislation and systems for coping with the street poor,... more...