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  • Lessons in Impermanenceby Jane Parry

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 6.99

    What happens when you pluck a family from a Welsh hillside and transplant them to a French field?How do you renovate a derelict pig shed pas de finance?Lessons in Impermanence is an exploration of experimental living. Jettisoning the 9?5, Jane Parry documents the Breton country year in a journal, facing up to the many challenges involved when you opt... more...

  • Lyon Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Marseille Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Martinique Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Spätmittelalterliche Heroldskompendienby Torsten Hiltmann

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 0.00

    Die spätmittelalterlichen Heroldskompendien bieten einen wesentlichen Zugang zur Geschichte des Heroldsamtes wie insgesamt zur adeligen Kultur und Lebenswelt. Neben Traktaten zum Heroldswesen enthalten sie vor allem Texte zu adeligen Zeremonien (Turniere, Gerichtskämpfe, Obsequien) wie allgemein zur Welt des Adels, dessen Hierarchien und... more...

  • 1813by Jonathon Riley

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 14.99

    1813 was a critical year in the world war that ended with the downfall of Napoleon. In a series of major battles, the converging armies of the Sixth Coalition drove the French forces back. This was the year in which the balance of power tipped decisively against Napoleon’s First Empire, and that is why Jonathon Riley’s highly readable and... more...

  • Battle Story Austerlitz 1805by Gregory Fremont-Barnes

    The History Press 2013; US$ 5.80

    In 1805 at the end of November, Napoleon decided to launch one more plan to lure the Austrians and Russians into battle, by appearing to order his forces to retreat and letting it be known that he did not want to face his enemies on the field. Eventually, the Allies fell for his plan and decided to attack what they saw as a weakening force, just outside... more...

  • Charging Against Wellingtonby Robert Burnham

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 8.99

    Like the author’s previous book, The British Army Against Napoleon, Charging Against Wellington draws heavily on primary sources, manuals, memoirs, and regimental histories to bring to life the officers and men of the regiments that fought.The book is divided into three sections. The first contains biographies of 80 generals who led the French... more...

  • Cleanby Katherine Ashenburg

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    'I return to Paris in five days. Stop washing.' So wrote Napoleon to Josephine in an age when body odour was considered an aphrodisiac. In stark contrast, the Romans used to bath for hours each day. Ashenburg's investigation of history's ambivalence towards personal hygiene takes her through plague-ridden streets, hospitals and battlefields. From... 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...