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  • France, the Soul of a Journeyby R J ODonnell

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 5.99

    France, the Soul of a Journey is a travel memoir that really gets into the veins of France?s lush ambience. R J ODonnell recounts a holiday there with three travelling companions, proving with humour and literary flourish why France is the most visited country in the world. more...

  • France 1814 - 1914by Robert Tombs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    Here is an incomparably rich portrait of France in the years when the disparate elements that made up the fragmented kingdom of the ancien regime were forged into the modern nation. The survey begins with an exploration of national obsessions and attitudes. It considers the tendency to revolution and war, the preoccupation with the idea of a New Order... 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...

  • Following the Black Prince on the Road to Poitiers, 1355-1356by Peter Hoskins

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32

    In this guide, available in ePub format for handheld devices only, Peter Hoskins takes the tourist along the routes of the Black Prince's expedition to France in 1355 and 1356. He draws on his on-the-ground experience of walking more than 1,300 miles across France, retracing the routes of the armies in search of a greater understanding of the Black... more...

  • Populist Religion and Left-Wing Politics in France, 1830-1852by Edward Berenson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.50

    Examining the democratic-socialist politics of the Second Republic, Edward Berenson delves into the largely unexplored content of the Montagnards' ideology and traces its diffusion and reception in the populist religious culture of rural France. This book shows how the urbanbased Montagnards were able to appeal to rural Frenchmen by advocating doctrines... more...

  • Decisive Years in France, 1840-1847by David H. Pinkney

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.00

    David Pinkney challenges accepted views of the timing of France's Industrial Revolution and the accompanying transformation of French society. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University... more...

  • Lessons in Impermanenceby Jane Parry

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 7.28

    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 95, Jane Parry documents the Breton country year in a journal, facing up to the many challenges involved... more...

  • Waterlooby Gordon Corrigan

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32

    Fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, by some 220,000 men over rain-sodden ground in what is now Belgium, the Battle of Waterloo brought an end to twenty-three years of almost continual war between revolutionary and later imperial France and her enemies. A decisive defeat for Napoleon and a hard-won victory for the Allied armies of the Duke of Wellington... more...

  • Thunder on the Danubeby John H. Gill

    Frontline Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    The Franco-Austrian War of 1809 was Napoleon’s last victorious war. He would win many battles in his future campaigns, but never again would one of Europe’s great powers lie broken at his feet. In this respect 1809 represents a high point of the First Empire yet at the same time Napoleon’s armies were declining in quality and he was... more...

  • France Since 1815, Second Editionby Martin Evans; Emmanuel Godin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    An accessible, up-to-date introductory text for non-historians studying French at undergraduate level, providing an overview of the major political and social change in France since 1815 so that students can gain the historical context necessary to understand contemporary France. more...